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Buying Rubies

Buying Rubies

August 01, 2019

When looking to buy a natural ruby, there are a few things you should be aware of during your search. Natural rubies may undergo various treatments to bring out their properties. It is always wise to try to find out what treatments a ruby has undergone because some treatments are not desirable. In addition, it is easy to mistaken a synthetic ruby for a natural ruby. Thus, it is important to exercise caution and to do your due diligence in researching the history of a ruby before purchasing it.

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The Origins of Pearl Culturing

The Origins of Pearl Culturing

June 13, 2019

Pearl culturing is the process where a nucleus (shell bead) or nuclei are inserted into a mollusk, which is an invertebrate animal with a soft, unsegmented body enclosed by a calcareous shell of one or more pieces. The mollusk will then coat the nucleus with nacre, and this will help create a larger pearl in a smaller fraction of the usual time.

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Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut: The 4 Things You Must Know About Diamonds

Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut: The 4 Things You Must Know About Diamonds

April 09, 2019

There are 4 characteristics that determine the quality of a diamond. Find out how these 4 C's affect the value of your diamond.

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