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Gemstones have long been treasured as brilliant and attractive works of nature. For as long as they’ve been labeled “gemstones,” there have been enthusiasts aiming to collect them all. Gemstones make for a unique collectible, as they are gorgeous in their own right while also being a desirable investment opportunity. Whether your reasons for collecting are monetary or otherwise, gem collecting is a rewarding hobby that’s simple to get into. Beginning your Collection Decide your reasons for collecting. Since collecting gemstones is such a versatile hobby, there may be some differences in design when people first begin to collect gemstones....

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Many "emeralds" are actually other green gems, green glass, or imitations built from several materials. Conduct several tests before you reach a conclusion one way or the other, since results are not always definitive without specialized gemology equipment. If the emerald, you may also be interested in testing whether it is naturally occurring, or a synthetic laboratory creation. Evaluating an Emerald Look for flaws through a magnifying lens or jeweler's loupe. Examine the gem under magnification, ideally through a 10x triple-lens jeweler's loupe. Hold it so light strikes it at an oblique angle, in one narrow beam if possible. If you see...

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While not as costly as its counterpart, yellow sapphire is still a beautiful gemstone that embellishes any type of jewelry and makes it look all the more gorgeous and appealing. The stone is also known for its vast range of astrological benefits and much more. Irrespective of why you choose a yellow sapphire, you should however ensure its authenticity before purchasing, as there are also a plethora of imitations available. In this how to guide you will read about various characteristics involved in buying a genuine yellow sapphire. Distinguishing between Real and Fake Sapphires Compare the original yellow sapphire with...

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With the influx of several online retailers offering emeralds and emerald jewelry, know quick tips to help you navigate yourself through the maze. Emeralds are not always the bank breaking gemstones we have believed them to be. Some of them are affordable. Read on to know how to know the right one and avoid scams. Steps Get educated. There are plenty of resources on the net, with all the hows and whys of emeralds. Here are some basics: Basics: The Four C’s, as in diamonds, are applicable to emeralds as well. These are: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat. Unlike in...

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Rubies can be the most valuable colored gemstone, based on price-per-carat.[1] However, there are a lot of fakes out there, and it can be hard to tell if a ruby is real. Ultimately, the surest way to tell is to take the stone to a licensed jeweler. At home, you can gauge the ruby's authenticity by looking at its color and its hardness. Use a 10-power magnifier, if possible, to inspect the ruby up close. Inspecting the Ruby at Home Tell by the color and the shine. Real rubies glow with a deep, vivid, almost "stoplight" red. Fake gems are...

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