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It is so rare to see a stone that is bright and brilliant and happens to be unheated.
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This is a Geekalluring 15.30ct Ceylon Pink Sapphire, its been cut and brought to life by @gemcollector David Nassi. The color is consistent and the cut is beautiful. .
There are many standing arguments regarding Pink Sapphires vs Rubies, their color and the trade terms they are given. If you’re familiar with the century long agreement determining wether a pink sapphire is a ruby or a ruby is a pink sapphire I’m here to help. The main reason and caused for this arguments is the buyer or seller wants to be sure the best value and price is received.
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Impurities and trace elements such as iron, titanium or chromium are found in both Pink Sapphire and Rubies. Although chromium must be the main trace element for a stone to be referred to as a ruby, chromium is what causes the bright red color.
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In the 20th century, pink was considered to be a light red variety of Ruby and not considered a pink variety of Sapphire. Over the course of the 20th century this option changed. After consideration from many geological experts the varieties of pink was changed from being considered a Ruby to a pink Sapphire.
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Although as of today the  Gemological Institute of America (GIA) felt a more Scientific and cultural reason was required to explain the differences between the variations and where that line of color is drawn. GIA clarifies that a Ruby must have a dominant red hue (chromium) in order to be referred to as a Ruby. Light pink, hot pink and peach now all fall under the Sapphire classification. .
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Varieties: Pink Sapphires
Crystal system: Corundum
Mohs hardness: 9
Location of first Discovery: Sri Lanka .
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#Sapphire #corundum #beautiful #pink #gemology #gemologygeek #gemgeek #geek #gem #unique #natural #gemstones #gemologist @agta_gems @giagrams #gemologynerd #Thewowfactor #coulture #geekout #geekthegemout #wow #geektacular @gemologygeek
Source: @IGS

This large Australian Zircon is coming along nicely. I'm custom cut this design for a customer, after it was handed down to him by his grandparents. What a beautiful stone with a beautiful story ❤💎 #tatumgems

Glassy Smoky Quartz floater from Switzerland. This is an very lustrous Quartz with good growth marks and a really weird scepter thing on it. Available #gem #gems #gemstone #gemology #gemologist #gia #crystal #crystals #crystalsofig #healing #heady #headyart #miner #mineral #minerals #nature #wirewrap #jewelry #jewels #quartz #garnet #ruby #sapphire #collection #montana #socal #grimsel #summer #switzerland

💎There are many diamond stimulants out there... jewelers are very familiar with this one. Among the first observations to identify a stone, looking for a pavilion flash and observing what color it is can be very helpful. The yellowish/orange flash on the pavilion of this stone among other tests and observations proves that this is a Cubic Zirconia (CZ).
Cubic zirconia is a man made diamond stimulant and can come in virtually any shape, size, or color. Not to be confused with zircon which is a natural gemstone.
I'm in week 20 of the six month Graduate Gemologist course at GIA. Stay tuned if you're interested in diamonds and gemstones! 💎💎💎💎💎
#inclusions #stoneidentification #gemstones #gemology #graduategemologist
#gia #carlsbad #diamondlife #gemstones #stonesetter #gemologist #diamondsetting #diamondsetter #goldsmith #instajewelry #instajewelrygroup #graduategemologist #diamonds #stonesetting #diamondlife #instagoldsmith #goldsmith #goudsmid #goldschmied #goldsmithing #gullsmed #orafo #guldsmed #crystallography #cubiczirconia

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A gentleman wrote me for a purple engagement ring stone. I showed him a selection of rounds, but he said no, he needed a teardrop shape.

I had a purple teardrop shaped Spinel, and he loved it. He quietly shared that his partner loved Prince, and was still mourning his death so he'd decided to propose with Purple Rain ☔️ Sometimes, this job is amazing. To be part of a story like that is the very best thing 😍💜 And she said yes :-) Of COURSE she said yes!

Eight carat peridot from Pakistan 🇵🇰

This large Australian Zircon is coming along nicely. I'm custom cut this design for a customer, after it was handed down to him by his grandparents. What a beautiful stone with a beautiful story ❤💎 #tatumgems

Running with and in style.
Adco's own necklace design with high quality hand picked round brilliant cut diamonds. Made in Boston MA.

#customdesign #necklace #diamond #diamonds #whitegold #running #sport #active #athleisure #customdesigner #jewelrydesign #jewelry #gemologist #video #summer #style #timeless #classic #instyle #highquality #handmadewithlove #madeinamerica #boston

It is so rare to see a stone that is bright and brilliant and happens to be unheated.
.
This is a Geekalluring 15.30ct Ceylon Pink Sapphire, its been cut and brought to life by @gemcollector David Nassi. The color is consistent and the cut is beautiful. .
There are many standing arguments regarding Pink Sapphires vs Rubies, their color and the trade terms they are given. If you’re familiar with the century long agreement determining wether a pink sapphire is a ruby or a ruby is a pink sapphire I’m here to help. The main reason and caused for this arguments is the buyer or seller wants to be sure the best value and price is received.
.
Impurities and trace elements such as iron, titanium or chromium are found in both Pink Sapphire and Rubies. Although chromium must be the main trace element for a stone to be referred to as a ruby, chromium is what causes the bright red color.
.
In the 20th century, pink was considered to be a light red variety of Ruby and not considered a pink variety of Sapphire. Over the course of the 20th century this option changed. After consideration from many geological experts the varieties of pink was changed from being considered a Ruby to a pink Sapphire.
.
Although as of today the  Gemological Institute of America (GIA) felt a more Scientific and cultural reason was required to explain the differences between the variations and where that line of color is drawn. GIA clarifies that a Ruby must have a dominant red hue (chromium) in order to be referred to as a Ruby. Light pink, hot pink and peach now all fall under the Sapphire classification. .
.
Varieties: Pink Sapphires
Crystal system: Corundum
Mohs hardness: 9
Location of first Discovery: Sri Lanka .
.
#Sapphire #corundum #beautiful #pink #gemology #gemologygeek #gemgeek #geek #gem #unique #natural #gemstones #gemologist @agta_gems @giagrams #gemologynerd #Thewowfactor #coulture #geekout #geekthegemout #wow #geektacular @gemologygeek
Source: @IGS

Antique cuts make our hears flutter. / Imelda's Jewelry is proud to have a diamond specialist on our team who provides all diamond cuts for all occasions. Trust us to give you the dream diamond that you deserve. / #UniquelyImeldas #imeldasjewelry #imeldasjewelryph #cushioncutdiamond #gemologist #diamondspecialist #diamond

Glassy Smoky Quartz floater from Switzerland. This is an very lustrous Quartz with good growth marks and a really weird scepter thing on it. Available #gem #gems #gemstone #gemology #gemologist #gia #crystal #crystals #crystalsofig #healing #heady #headyart #miner #mineral #minerals #nature #wirewrap #jewelry #jewels #quartz #garnet #ruby #sapphire #collection #montana #socal #grimsel #summer #switzerland

💎There are many diamond stimulants out there... jewelers are very familiar with this one. Among the first observations to identify a stone, looking for a pavilion flash and observing what color it is can be very helpful. The yellowish/orange flash on the pavilion of this stone among other tests and observations proves that this is a Cubic Zirconia (CZ).
Cubic zirconia is a man made diamond stimulant and can come in virtually any shape, size, or color. Not to be confused with zircon which is a natural gemstone.
I'm in week 20 of the six month Graduate Gemologist course at GIA. Stay tuned if you're interested in diamonds and gemstones! 💎💎💎💎💎
#inclusions #stoneidentification #gemstones #gemology #graduategemologist
#gia #carlsbad #diamondlife #gemstones #stonesetter #gemologist #diamondsetting #diamondsetter #goldsmith #instajewelry #instajewelrygroup #graduategemologist #diamonds #stonesetting #diamondlife #instagoldsmith #goldsmith #goudsmid #goldschmied #goldsmithing #gullsmed #orafo #guldsmed #crystallography #cubiczirconia

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