Posts Tagged ‘Gemology 101’

Eight Tips for Buying a Fancy Sapphire

Friday, September 21st, 2012

If you think all sapphires are blue, take another look– this gorgeous bracelet is set with in an amazing array of beautiful sapphires, from deep purple to soft green to sunset orange to bright pink to golden yellow. In the gem trade, we call these unusual colors “Fancy” sapphires. Here are some handy insider tips […]

Sapphires Illustrate the Wonder of Gems and the Limits of Perception

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

These two sapphires are both from the island of Sri Lanka, both are heat enhanced, both are from the same vendor, both weigh about the same. Here's another photograph, same stones, same photographer (myself), same camera, same photo stage, similar macro lens, slightly different lighting. Can you guess which one costs more?

Vote for Mardon, Reader’s Choice 2010, Press Enterprise

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Correction July 20- In this blog about voting at the annual Reader's Choice survey at the Riverside Press Enterprise, we posted a link to the online ballot so you readers could vote easily. We just found out today from a client who tried to vote that the posted link didn't work. The link was copied […]

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