How to use Gem Boxes

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Gemcutting, Gemology | No Comments
How to use Gem Boxes

Gem boxes come in various size and shapes — round (“gem jars”), rectangular, and square, each intended to both protect and display a loose gemstone. Most gem boxes are made of plastic; some have glass tops. They’re great for storage as well as shipping. All of this is common knowledge to anyone who has been […]

Color-Change Sapphire Surprise

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Gemcutting, Gemology | 2 Comments
Color-Change Sapphire Surprise

I finished recutting this sapphire for Wildfish Gems today. When I received the stone, it appeared to be an untreated blue-green sapphire (no surprise there; untreated stones are Ed’s specialty). But after I finished recutting the stone, I noticed that it looked very different under my desktop diamond grading light than it did on my […]