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Cool Facts About the Sapphire, One of Nature’s Most Stunning Gemstones

By admin_51480 | July 22, 2021
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Sapphires are valuable gemstones made up of aluminum oxide with small  amounts of other elements like chromium, titanium, magnesium, iron, and vanadium. Natural “luxurious” sapphires come in a variety of colors, including  green, purple, yellow, and orange; “parti” sapphires have more than two colors. Red corundum gemstones are also found, however, these are referred to …

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The Beautiful Story About Diamonds

By admin_51480 | July 13, 2021
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The diamond. Arguably the most sought-after and renowned gemstone known to man. It holds this position with little competition as people across the globe continue to spend multiple month’s salaries on just one, for a ring. While every diamond holds value, not all diamonds are created equal. There is an entire institution dedicated to the …

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Top Facts to Know About the Value of Precious Gemstones

By admin_51480 | July 13, 2021
Top Facts to Know About the Value of Precious Gemstones by Southwest Originals 505-363-7150 a

There is no globally approved grading standard for gemstones. The Gemological Institute of America designed a method for grading diamonds in the early 19th century. Previously, all diamonds were graded solely by sight. The use of a magnification value of 10x as the threshold for judging clarity was a key advance in the GIA method. Other …

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Top Facts to Know About the Fabulous Beautiful Opal

By admin_51480 | July 13, 2021
Top Facts to Know About the Fabulous Beautiful Opal By Southwest Originals Jul 13 2021

Opal is known as one of the most valuable jewels in the world because of its enticing magnificence. It has a spectrum of colors that cover the entire spectral range. Most of the gemstone enthusiasts and gemstone businesses in Sydney CBD and all over the world are interested in having opal because of its distinctive …

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