Buying Diamonds Without Being Ripped-Off

Written by Sam Serio


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Some diamonds may be treated to improve their appearance in similar ways as other gemstones. Since these treatments improverepparttar clarity ofrepparttar 145821 diamond, some jewelers refer to them as clarity enhancement. One type of treatment - fracture filling - conceals cracks in diamonds by filling them with a foreign substance. This filling may not be permanent and jewelers should tell you ifrepparttar 145822 diamond youíre considering has been fracture-filled.

Another treatment - lasering - involvesrepparttar 145823 use of a laser beam to improverepparttar 145824 appearance of diamonds that have black inclusions or pots. A laser beam is aimed atrepparttar 145825 inclusion. Acid is then forced through a tiny tunnel made byrepparttar 145826 laser beam to removerepparttar 145827 inclusion. Lasering is permanent and a laser-drilled stone does not require special care.

While a laser-drilled diamond may appear as beautiful as a comparable untreated stone, it may not be as valuable. Thatís because an untreated stone ofrepparttar 145828 same quality is rarer and therefore more valuable. Jewelers should tell you whetherrepparttar 145829 diamond youíre considering has been laser-drilled.

Imitation diamonds, such as cubic zirconia, resemble diamonds in appearance but are much less costly. Certain laboratory created gemstones, such as lab-created moissanite, also resemble diamonds and may not be adequately detected byrepparttar 145830 instruments originally used to identify cubic zirconia. Ask your jeweler if he hasrepparttar 145831 current testing equipment to distinguish between diamonds and other lab-created stones.

The Authors of the above Article, Sam and Tami Serio have been passionately involved with Jewelry and Gemstones for over fifteen-years. You are cordially invited to visit http://www.morninglightjewelry.com for a wealth of information about the fascinating world of Jewelry and Gemstones. Together they also shelter 20 abandoned and abused dogs & cats. A portion of their profits goes to the care and feeding of the animals.


Buying Genuine American Indian Jewelry & Crafts

Written by Sam Serio


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2.Get a receipt that includes information aboutrepparttar value of your purchase and any verbal representations byrepparttar 145820 salesperson. For example, ifrepparttar 145821 salesperson tells you thatrepparttar 145822 piece of jewelry you're buying is sterling silver and natural turquoise and was handmade by an American Indian artisan, make sure this information is documented on your receipt. 3.Before buying American Indian arts and crafts at powwows, annual fairs, juried competitions, and other events, checkrepparttar 145823 event requirements for information aboutrepparttar 145824 authenticity ofrepparttar 145825 products for sale. Many events list their requirements in newspaper ads, promotional flyers and printed programs. Ifrepparttar 145826 event organizers don't say anything aboutrepparttar 145827 authenticity ofrepparttar 145828 American Indian arts and crafts for sale, get written verification for any item you buy that is sold as authentic.

The Authors of the above Article, Sam and Tami Serio have been passionately involved with Jewelry and Gemstones for over fifteen-years. You are cordially invited to visit http://www.morninglightjewelry.com for a wealth of information about the fascinating world of Jewelry and Gemstones. Together they also shelter 20 abandoned and abused dogs & cats. A portion of their profits goes to the care and feeding of the animals.


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