What lab or certification is the best for checking your expensive ruby, sapphire or emerald?

Buying a high quality ruby, sapphire or emerald isn’t cheap, but how do you know the beautiful expensive gemstone you are buying is the quality you are expecting? As I have discussed in our previous blog posts, it is very important to evaluate color gemstones value base on ‘six dimensional’ criteria – origin, color, carat … Continue reading What lab or certification is the best for checking your expensive ruby, sapphire or emerald?

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How to buy a colored gem or gemstone online and why it is still not possible without a trustworthy eye?

With the internet now being our source in buying multiple consumer products like smart phones, clothes, computers, watches, etc., it should now be a lot easier to buy a colored gemstone online as well. We now have the power of the World Wide Web giving us pictures, videos, certificates, other specification etc., which should help … Continue reading How to buy a colored gem or gemstone online and why it is still not possible without a trustworthy eye?

How much does it cost to buy a 1 to 3 carat untreated, no oil, 100% natural emerald from Zambia?

Continuing with the series in how much a paticular gemstone should cost, today I will try to tackle another common question I get asked which is – “how much does a no oil, untreated, 100% natural emerald cost? Can you forward me a price list for these type of emeralds from 1 carat to 3 … Continue reading How much does it cost to buy a 1 to 3 carat untreated, no oil, 100% natural emerald from Zambia?

How much does it cost to buy Natural Burma Ruby in Bangkok, Thailand?

Another common question which always comes to us is “How much does it cost to buy a Burma ruby in Bangkok?” “ Shouldn’t it be cheaper to buy the rubies at the source in Myanmar like at Mogok or Mong Hsu instead of coming to Bangkok?” “ Why will the rubies be cheaper in Bangkok?” … Continue reading How much does it cost to buy Natural Burma Ruby in Bangkok, Thailand?

How to buy an astrological gemstone based on Vedic Indian Astrology in Bangkok, Thailand?

So, you finally decided to take matters in your hands and would like to change your fortune by buying a “magic gemstone” that a world renowned Vedic astrologer had recommended to you.  You might be having difficult time in your job or business or unable to bear children or all your relationships (i.e. marriage, partnerships … Continue reading How to buy an astrological gemstone based on Vedic Indian Astrology in Bangkok, Thailand?

Blue Sapphire Buying & Treatment Guide – How to buy and tell the difference between natural unheated, heated, lattice diffusion treatment, and the brand new “glass-filled” sapphire?

Distinguishing between natural, no treatment sapphire with heated or new treatment sapphires is a very important skill every gemstone buyer should learn before venturing out to buy one.   The price between each levels of treatment can range from the exceptionally expensive US$5,000 per carat for unheated natural sapphires to US$1 per carat for the new … Continue reading Blue Sapphire Buying & Treatment Guide – How to buy and tell the difference between natural unheated, heated, lattice diffusion treatment, and the brand new “glass-filled” sapphire?

Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?

Telling the difference between a natural, no oil emerald from the one which has been “enhanced” with oil or resin or dye is a very important skill any emerald buyer should know before going out there to buy one.   Depending on the level of treatment and/or type of treatment, there are significant different price points … Continue reading Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?