Posts Tagged ‘Gemstone Grading’

What is the True Padparadscha?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Early in my career as a gemologist, while working the gem identification counter at the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory in Santa Monica, I fell in love with Padparadscha—a gemstone, not a girl. The privilege of seeing and handling a few magnificent specimens of this magical sapphire with the glorious sunset orange and pink color was […]

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