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?

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Natural ruby buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between natural unheated, heated, new glass filled ruby treatment?

Distinguishing between natural no treatment rubies with heated or new treatment rubies is a very important skill every ruby gemstone buyer should learn before venturing out to buy one. The price between each levels of treatment can range from the exceptionally expensive US$10,000 per carat for unheated natural rubies to US$1 per carat for new … Continue reading Natural ruby buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between natural unheated, heated, new glass filled ruby treatment?