Thursday, July 13, 2006

Passing some words from a gemologist

Yesterday, we had a seminar from a young gemologist who is based in NY and used to work for Tiffany & Co.

She talked about phenomena in gemstone, in a very simple and understandable for everyboby. This kind of discussion always attracts a lot of attention, especially from lady geologists.

She talked about cat's eye, adularecsence, orient and color change, among others.

Photos taken from here

But the most interesting if of course when we questioned her on how to determine a gem is a real gem, not a fake or imitation or if it has been treated.

She is such a jovial person, and this what the expert said:

"If the gem is perfect, and the price is too good to be true, you should be careful as nothing is 'perfect' in Mother Nature's hands"

Think any gem lover/collector should always learn from the expert. As for myself, I'm not really interested in owning, just love getting to know more to help me with my teaching;).


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