Technical Information on Gemstones

An Introduction to Gemstone Inclusions

An Introduction to Gemstone Inclusions

What are gemstone inclusions? Have you ever looked at a gemstone and seen unique features within the stone? Learn all about inclusions and how to identify them!
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Approved Gemstone Testing Laboratories

Approved Gemstone Testing Laboratories

Gem Rock Auctions has one of the largest range of Certified Gemstones online. Browse this list of approved gemstone testing laboratories.
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Aventurescence Or Gemstone Schiller

Aventurescence Or Gemstone Schiller

In the world of gemstones there are special types of stones that show the Schiller effect or Aventurescence. Lets explore what these gems are and how they behave
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Azotic Treatment Of Quartz And Topaz

Azotic Treatment Of Quartz And Topaz

Azotic treatment of Topaz and Quartz is a treatment that creates a layer of color over a gemstone. Learn more about this treatment and check out our stones fro sale.
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Blue Sapphires: What Makes Sapphires Blue?

Blue Sapphires: What Makes Sapphires Blue?

The color of a Sapphire is cuased by different impurities inside the gemstone. Titanium for example creates the beautiful deep blue that we love so much in Sapphires
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Colored Gemstone Grading: What You Need to Know

Colored Gemstone Grading: What You Need to Know

While there is a strict scale to grade Diamonds on that was devised by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), there is not an international standard for grading clarity in colored gems.
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Colour Changing Gemstones

Colour Changing Gemstones

Color changing gemstones are gemstones which change color in different lighting conditions. Learn more about these stones and browse our gemstones for sale.
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Emerald Inclusions - What The Inner World of Emeralds Can Tell You

Emerald Inclusions - What The Inner World of Emeralds Can Tell You

Emerald Inclusions are fascinating. inside each Emerald the tiny inclusions tell a story about where the gem came from and how it formed.
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Four Tools For Gemstone Testing

Four Tools For Gemstone Testing

There are so many tools on the market for testing a gemstone, but what are the main tools required for simple analysis. Lets look at four tools for gemstone testing.
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Gemstone Compliance

Gemstone Compliance

Compliance issues in the Gemstone Industry are affecting countries worldwide. Sellers will face audit requests to prove the legitimacy of their business.
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Gota De Aceite Emeralds

Gota De Aceite Emeralds

Gota De Aceite Emeralds have a special feature which increases their value. Read more about this rare type of Emerald and learn how it adds to the value.
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How Do Gemstones Form?

How Do Gemstones Form?

How do gemstones form in the earths crust? It is far more complicated than first thought but we have broken it down to make it easier to understand
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How Do They Treat Ruby Gemstones?

How Do They Treat Ruby Gemstones?

Have you ever wondered how they treat Ruby gemstones? There are so many different types of treatments on the market and we will help to explain them
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How To Test For Diffusion Treated Gems: A Step-By-Step Guide

How To Test For Diffusion Treated Gems: A Step-By-Step Guide

How can you differentiate between natural and color-treated gemstones? In this guide, we’re sharing how to test for diffusion treated gems, and tools you’ll need.
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L/W Ratio For Gem Cutting: What Is It and How To Use It?

L/W Ratio For Gem Cutting: What Is It and How To Use It?

When it comes to cutting gemstones, the L/W ratio is a vital measurement, but what does it mean? Find out how to master this common technique in this guide!
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Lapidary Fundamentals: All About Gemstone Faceting

Lapidary Fundamentals: All About Gemstone Faceting

Learning how to cut gemstones is a highly-specialized skill that takes years to perfect! Learn the fundamentals of gemstone faceting in this helpful guide.
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Lapidary Fundamentals: The Cabochon Cutting Style

Lapidary Fundamentals: The Cabochon Cutting Style

A cabochon cut gemstone is polished to be ultra smooth: but how is it done, what tools are needed and what skills required? Learn all about cabochon cutting in this article.
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Lapidary Fundamentals: Tools and Techniques For Cutting Rough Stones

Lapidary Fundamentals: Tools and Techniques For Cutting Rough Stones

Cutting rough stones is a fundamental practice for Lapidaries, but the skills, tools and techniques required vary from project to project. Learn all the important details in this informative guide!
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MOHS Hardness Scale

MOHS Hardness Scale

The Mohs scale describes how hard a gemstone is based on scratch resistance. It’s important for gem cutting, identification, and protection. Find each mineral’s hardness in this guide!
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Pearl Treatments

Pearl Treatments

There are many treatments for Pearls that change their apperance. Most of these treatments are acceptable. Learn more about this gemstone and browse the beautifully cut stones we have for sale.
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Phenomenal Gemstones — Gemstones with Optical Properties

Phenomenal Gemstones — Gemstones with Optical Properties

Ever heard of phenomenal gemstones? These gemstones display amazing optical effects under different lighting, such as cats eyes and stars. Read more about these amazing gems..
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Physical Properties of Gemstones

Physical Properties of Gemstones

Each gemstone has it's own unique set of physical properties that can be used to identify it. These include hardness, growth patterns and cleavage. Learn more about the physical properties of gemstones.
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Rainbows and Fire: What is Gemstone Dispersion?

Rainbows and Fire: What is Gemstone Dispersion?

Why do certain gemstones have a rainbow effect? What is gemstone dispersion? Learn about the amazing fire effect of gemstone dispersion and which gems have it.
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The Four Cs Of Diamond Quality

The Four Cs Of Diamond Quality

The Four C's are a standard definition on how to describe and judge the quality of a Diamond. let us explain it in more detail.
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Types Of Quartz And The Enhancements Or Treatments Used

Types Of Quartz And The Enhancements Or Treatments Used

Quartz Crystal is one of the most common Minerals on Earth. It is one of the most loved gems and for centuries has been used for jewelery and carvings. Quartz Crystal is one of the most common Minerals on Earth. It is one of the most loved gems and for ce
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What are Synthetic Gemstones, Imitation and Simulants?

What are Synthetic Gemstones, Imitation and Simulants?

What are Synthetic Gemstones, Imitation and Simulants? We will explain the difference and how some of them are created.
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What is a Carat And Is It Related To Karat?

What is a Carat And Is It Related To Karat?

Carat and Karat are two terms you will here in the Jewelry business that sound exactly the same. They have very different meanings though.
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What Is A Mineraloid? Minerals vs. Mineraloids & Examples

What Is A Mineraloid? Minerals vs. Mineraloids & Examples

Mineraloid gemstones resemble minerals but don’t form crystals. They’re often organic, like pearls, amber, and coral. Learn how they differ from minerals and which gems are mineraloids!
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What is the Crystal Shape of Garnet?

What is the Crystal Shape of Garnet?

The main crystal shapes of Garnets are dodecahedral and trapezohedral. Both shapes are polyhedrons, which are three-dimensional geometric figures with flat faces.
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