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GEMSTONE EDUCATION



What is a Gemstone

Most gemstones are mineral with natural chemical composition material and some are organic, means that they are come from plants or animals but not from minerals. The important traits are needed to become a gemstones are beauty, rarity and durability.



The value of gemstone inclusions

In today market, it’s very common misconception among gemstone and jewelry buyers that inclusions appear in gemstone are a bad thing and it will effected the quality and value of gemstones. May be it true for diamonds but it is not always through the case of colored gemstones. Most colored gemstones have inclusions but in certain cases, there are rare for colored gemstone without inclusions. The most famous organic gemstone inclusions is amber. Other inorganic gemstones are rutilated quartz, demantoid garnet and etc. Certain cases, internal characteristics of gemstones is very important for gemologist to identify whether is natural or synthetic gemstones because synthetic gemstones have essentially the same appearance, physical, optical and chemical properties as the natural gemstones material that they represented. Such as alexandrite, emerald, spinel, ruby, sapphire, diamond, quartz and etc are the most common synthetic gemstones in the market.



Gemstone Enhancements and Treatments

In modern gemstone industry, in order to make natural gemstones more beauty, stability, durability and valuable, majority of worldwide gemstone traded have undergone some form of gemstone enhancements and treatments, such as heating, irradiation, cavity filling, bulk diffusion, bleaching and etc. And this enhancements and treatments of natural gemstones are globally accepted in gemstone and jewelry industry.



Caring, Cleaning and Handling of gemstones

In order to maintain your gemstone looking as vibrant and more valuable, it is very important to keep caring your gemstone and jewelry always. To protect your gemstone, organic gemstone and jewelry including precious metals, such as gold, platinum and silver should be kept away from mercury, acid, oil, hair spray, skin lotions, cosmetics and any other substances with similar qualities and also be protected against extreme temperatures to prevent decolourization. A safe way to clean most gemstones and jewelleries is with a soft toothbrush with warm, soapy water. Remember do not use a toothbrush on pearls or other soft gemstones because they scratch easily. Colored gemstones and diamonds do not attract grease and oils because it will make them dirty and no beauty. Always hold your ring by the shank when you taken out. Storage of jewelry is something many people do not think about and they just toss their jewelry in a drawer, on top of a dresser or mix together in a small jewelry box. This can lead to scratches and fractured of gemstones. The best way to handle your jewelry is to keep your jewelry separately with individual jewelry box.



GEMSTONE PROTECTION



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Wear And Tear's Protection Of Jewelleries Wear and Tear of jewelleries normally can occurs due to long period of time, it may also happened within a few weeks or even days. It can caused your gemstone(s) missing from the ring, pendant, bracelet and etc or it can also caused a damaged of your jewelleries. Always check your jewelleries carefully from time to time, if found out that there is any loosing with the gemstone(s) setting, visit your jewelry store to maintain and reset your jewelleries with an original conditions.



SYNTHETIC GEMSTONES



What is A Synthetic Gemstone

Synthetic gemstone is the gemstone created at laboratory using the same chemical composition as a natural gemstone material. We can also named as "Lab Created Gemstone". Synthetic gemstone have same appearance, physical, optical characteristics, crystal system and constant as its natural counterpart. However, synthetic gemstone is not an "imitation" and "stimulant" due to imitation may not have same chemical composition as a natural gemstone material. The synthetic gemstone floating in the gemstone market is more than 100 years ago. Just to be aware, if you have some heirloom gemstones or jewelleries from your grandparent, sometimes it could be possible a synthetic gemstones and not a natural. A lot of "synthetic", "imitation" and "stimulant" gemstones selling in the current jewelry market, such as synthetic quartz, all type of synthetic sapphires, synthetic diamond, synthetic jadeite, synthetic chrysoberyl, synthetic tanzanite, synthetic aquamarine, synthetic ruby, synthetic emerald, synthetic opal, synthetic moissanite, synthetic amber, synthetic spinel, synthetic lapis lazuli, synthetic turquoise, synthetic alexandrite and "more and more" type of synthetic gemstones in the market.



Belows are some of the synthetic and stimulant gemstones for your reference to enhance some of your knowledges : -





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