Posts Tagged ‘GRS’

A Seinfeld Holiday, Episode 2

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

As promised, here's a story that should get some chuckles– it's an episode that turned out to be a long and winding road, so typical of the gemstone and jewelry business. Several months ago, I was contacted by a gentleman residing in London, England. He was impressed by my series of blogs about Pigeon's Blood […]

What is the True Padparadscha? Again!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

We published this article February 2009 with good response.  Since Sapphire is the stone for September, we thought it appropriate to republish, with minor additions, editing, new pricing information and larger pictures. Early in my career as a gemologist, while working the gem identification counter at the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory in Santa Monica, I […]

What is the Best Color for Blue Sapphire? Part 3

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Blue sapphires are found in many countries worldwide. The geological conditions in which they form determine the quality of the sapphire crystals. Some locales are known to produce exceptionally fine crystals, yielding extra fine gems. Each locale produces a range of gem material that shares common characteristics that are directly related to its unique geology.  […]

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