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https://plus.google.com/101621590669773845259 Astro Kapoor : Every day we receive lots of mails and photographs of gemstones, to decide whether they are genuine ...
Every day we receive lots of mails and photographs of gemstones, to decide whether they are genuine or not. But is is really very difficult to identify real gems, and even best gemologist can’t identify the real gemstone. Each and every gemstone has a…
Gemstone Identification | How to Identify a Gemstone
Every day we receive lots of mails and photographs of gemstones, to decide whether they are genuine or not. But is is really very difficult to identify real gems, and even best gemologist can't ide...
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https://plus.google.com/115769315170537894178 Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia : GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist Exclusively...
GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Gemstone bead grading does not have the same standards as high-end faceted gemstones. Because there are few regulatory standards, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® employs three on-site Graduate Gemologists (GIA--USA) to ensure accurate standards of grading and authentication of our gemstone materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is a charter member of AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) and adheres to their standards for enhancement codes for all gemstones.


Below are the general attributes we seek to determine the grade of a bead.

1. Identification:
The identification is always the first determining factor. Many gemstones, including amber, have peculiar traits that make them beautiful. Although there are A grades of gemstone beads, the largest and best-quality gemstones are generally used for faceted gemstones in the high-end jewelry industry. Bead cutters will "high-grade" the rough and use the better materials to cut the A grades, and according to the stone variety separate into the B and C grades, and so on.






2. Color:
We look for the saturation of color according to the gemstone being examined by grading the color based on the highest standard for that particular gemstone. For example, with amethyst, depending on the country of origin the color will vary. The color saturation can be dark, medium or light. The optimum color for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads amethyst is a vibrant, rich deep purple, but not overly dark. Untreated stones are graded higher because of their untreated state.

3. Clarity:
This is based on the gemstone's natural characteristics. Different species and their varieties have certain natural inclusions (or are inclusion free). For example, emerald (Beryl Specie) will always have some inclusions whereas,
aquamarine, also from Beryl Specie, can be inclusion free, so grading is based on the absence of, or the heaviness of inclusions depending on varieties of different species. Another example, best-grade smoky quartz (Quartz Specie) can be inclusion free whereas best grade citrine and amethyst will always have minor inclusions. Again, the better grades will have brilliant, evenly distributed color, good cutting and fewer inclusions. Opaque stones will generally be graded higher with a rich saturation, or good contrast of color depending on the stone variety. For example, a better grade bloodstone (Chalcedony Specie) will be semitranslucent to opaque dark green with spots of brownish red to red. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers many books and our EncycloBEADia® to reference stone types with their traits and even Metaphysical properties.


4. Cut:
Is it faceted or smooth?

Faceting adds sparkle to translucent and opaque gems, and is generally performed on the better grades and harder materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads carries two types of faceted gems; machine and hand-faceted. On the best grades of machine-faceted beads, the cutting will be precise, uniform, well-polished and well-drilled. The smaller the facets the more reflective brilliance a bead will have. Because of the human element added to hand-faceted, hand-polished (handwrought) beads, the facets still provide light reflection and sparkle, however the beads will be less uniform in shape and facets. This adds allure to a handwrought finished product. Because most handwrought beads are originally sold by carat weight, you will note the drill holes are usually small to keep as much finished weight as possible. Fire Mountain offers expert stringing materials for all types of faceted and smooth beads.



The best grades of smooth beads should have a high-luster polish and a smooth surface, free of pitting, voids or surface imperfections (unless a characteristic of the natural material).

Our buyers are experts in the field with years of accumulated training and maintain ongoing training of industry standards and availability of gemstone materials. We hope this creates an understanding of the intricacies of gemstone beads grading and an assurance of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' diligence in grading, identification and enhancements on your behalf.
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https://plus.google.com/115769315170537894178 Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia : GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist Exclusively...
GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Gemstone bead grading does not have the same standards as high-end faceted gemstones. Because there are few regulatory standards, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® employs three on-site Graduate Gemologists (GIA--USA) to ensure accurate standards of grading and authentication of our gemstone materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is a charter member of AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) and adheres to their standards for enhancement codes for all gemstones.


Below are the general attributes we seek to determine the grade of a bead.

1. Identification:
The identification is always the first determining factor. Many gemstones, including amber, have peculiar traits that make them beautiful. Although there are A grades of gemstone beads, the largest and best-quality gemstones are generally used for faceted gemstones in the high-end jewelry industry. Bead cutters will "high-grade" the rough and use the better materials to cut the A grades, and according to the stone variety separate into the B and C grades, and so on.






2. Color:
We look for the saturation of color according to the gemstone being examined by grading the color based on the highest standard for that particular gemstone. For example, with amethyst, depending on the country of origin the color will vary. The color saturation can be dark, medium or light. The optimum color for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads amethyst is a vibrant, rich deep purple, but not overly dark. Untreated stones are graded higher because of their untreated state.

3. Clarity:
This is based on the gemstone's natural characteristics. Different species and their varieties have certain natural inclusions (or are inclusion free). For example, emerald (Beryl Specie) will always have some inclusions whereas,
aquamarine, also from Beryl Specie, can be inclusion free, so grading is based on the absence of, or the heaviness of inclusions depending on varieties of different species. Another example, best-grade smoky quartz (Quartz Specie) can be inclusion free whereas best grade citrine and amethyst will always have minor inclusions. Again, the better grades will have brilliant, evenly distributed color, good cutting and fewer inclusions. Opaque stones will generally be graded higher with a rich saturation, or good contrast of color depending on the stone variety. For example, a better grade bloodstone (Chalcedony Specie) will be semitranslucent to opaque dark green with spots of brownish red to red. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers many books and our EncycloBEADia® to reference stone types with their traits and even Metaphysical properties.


4. Cut:
Is it faceted or smooth?

Faceting adds sparkle to translucent and opaque gems, and is generally performed on the better grades and harder materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads carries two types of faceted gems; machine and hand-faceted. On the best grades of machine-faceted beads, the cutting will be precise, uniform, well-polished and well-drilled. The smaller the facets the more reflective brilliance a bead will have. Because of the human element added to hand-faceted, hand-polished (handwrought) beads, the facets still provide light reflection and sparkle, however the beads will be less uniform in shape and facets. This adds allure to a handwrought finished product. Because most handwrought beads are originally sold by carat weight, you will note the drill holes are usually small to keep as much finished weight as possible. Fire Mountain offers expert stringing materials for all types of faceted and smooth beads.



The best grades of smooth beads should have a high-luster polish and a smooth surface, free of pitting, voids or surface imperfections (unless a characteristic of the natural material).

Our buyers are experts in the field with years of accumulated training and maintain ongoing training of industry standards and availability of gemstone materials. We hope this creates an understanding of the intricacies of gemstone beads grading and an assurance of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' diligence in grading, identification and enhancements on your behalf.
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https://plus.google.com/101693290937114291549 Engagement Rings : 0.94 CT Excellent Cut Round I-IF AGI Cert Diamond 18k Gold Tension Solitaire Engagement Ring 6.07gr:...
0.94 CT Excellent Cut Round I-IF AGI Cert Diamond 18k Gold Tension Solitaire Engagement Ring 6.07gr: Features * Brand New Item * 100% Natural Earth Mined Diamond * A 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from AGI * Designed and Manufactured in New York City * Free Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This stunning 18k Gold Tension Solitaire Engagement Ring features 0.94 Carat Round cut Natural Diamond. The center diamond was certified by AGI as I color, IF clarity, and Excellent cut. To emphasize the true fire and brilliance of the diamonds, our master jeweler choose to set the center diamond with Half-Bezel setting. This ring is also accompanied by an appraisal which states its characteristics and has an appraisal value of $22725. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and your money is fully protected by our 30-Days 100% money back return policy. For any questions please contact us at 1-800-343-4133 (Don't forget to ask our gemologist about our Free Lifetime Upgrade Policy). This item is now for 60% less than retail price. http://dlvr.it/6PXfLl
0.94 CT Excellent Cut Round I-IF AGI Cert Diamond 18k Gold Tension Solitaire Engagement Ring 6.07gr
Features Brand New Item100% Natural Earth Mined DiamondA 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from AGIDesigned and Manufactured in New York CityFree Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This...
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https://plus.google.com/110182405945528977826 Mark Blazick : #FineEstateJewelry Welcome to the jewelry inventory! Each piece of jewelry is guaranteed to your satisfaction...
#FineEstateJewelry Welcome to the jewelry inventory! Each piece of jewelry is guaranteed to your satisfaction. If you don't love it, simply return within 30 days. All of our jewelry is guaranteed authentic by our Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of American (GIA).  Insurance appraisals are available at no charge at the time of purchase upon request. All orders are subject to prior sale. If you have any questions about the jewelry please email angelad@antiquecupboard.com
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https://plus.google.com/104231076431906601576 Patrick Ball : Ask A Gemologist Over the course of a career teaching gemology, students have asked me many questions...
Ask A Gemologist
Over the course of a career teaching gemology, students have asked me many questions that gemologists tend to take for granted. This hit home recently at a writers group meeting when I casually used the term refractive index in one of my fictional works and...
Ask A Gemologist

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https://plus.google.com/101693290937114291549 Engagement Rings : 0.90 CT Exc-Cut Round H-SI2 GIA Cert Diamond 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring 5.34gr: Features...
0.90 CT Exc-Cut Round H-SI2 GIA Cert Diamond 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring 5.34gr: Features * Brand New Item * 100% Natural Earth Mined Diamond * A 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from GIA * Designed and Manufactured in New York City * Free Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This stunning 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring features 0.90 Carat Round cut Natural Diamond. The center diamond was certified by GIA as H color, SI2 clarity, and Excellent cut. To emphasize the true fire and brilliance of the diamonds, our master jeweler choose to set the center diamond with 4-Prong setting. This ring is also accompanied by an appraisal which states its characteristics and has an appraisal value of $14900. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and your money is fully protected by our 14-Days 100% money back return policy. For any questions please contact us at 1-800-343-4133 (Don't forget to ask our gemologist about our Free Lifetime Upgrade Policy). This item is now for 60% less than retail price. http://dlvr.it/6NnGBT
0.90 CT Exc-Cut Round H-SI2 GIA Cert Diamond 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring 5.34gr
Features Brand New Item100% Natural Earth Mined DiamondA 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from GIADesigned and Manufactured in New York CityFree Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This...
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https://plus.google.com/109106914539971291325 James Tyberonn : Leela Hutchison is an Author, Speaker, Teacher, Certified Graduate Gemologist and Master Healer. She...
Leela Hutchison is an Author, Speaker, Teacher, Certified Graduate Gemologist and Master Healer. She was the first female to be allowed to explore the incredible Giant Crystal Cave in Mexico. Her presentation on the astonishing attributes of Selenite Crystals was presented live at the Earth-Keeper 2014 Star-Gate Gathering in Arizona. This is a 'must see' video. The mysterious giant selenite crystals of Naica, Mexico are now known to be the largest crystals discovered on planet Earth. Join Leela Hutchison as she takes you on an adventure as one of the earliest explorers in January of 2001, into an Alien world right here on Earth. Come discover as if you were there yourself and find out why scientists from around the world visit this magical Crystal Palace far below the earth's surface. Considered one of the most hostile environments with temperatures once at 128 degrees when the caves were first discovered in 2000, a human can perish in less than thirty minutes while in these caverns.

Enjoy this amazing video lecture !!!
Watch the video: Journey Into the Giant Crystal Cave - Leela Hutchison - Author-GG
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Leela Hutchison is an Author, Speaker, Teacher, Certified Graduate Gemologist and Master Healer. She was the first female to be allowed to explore the incredible Giant Crystal Cave in Mexico. Her presentation on the astonishing attributes of Selenite Crystals was presented live at the Earth-Keeper 2014 Star-Gate Gathering in Arizona. This is a 'must see' video. The mysterious giant selenite crystals of Naica, Mexico are now known to be the largest crystals discovered on planet Earth. Join Leela Hutchison as she takes you on an adventure as one of the earliest explorers in January of 2001, into an Alien world right here on Earth. Come discover as if you were there yourself and find out why scientists from around the world visit this magical Crystal Palace far below the earth's surface. Considered one of the most hostile environments with temperatures once at 128 degrees when the caves were first discovered in 2000, a human can perish in less than thirty minutes while in these cavern...
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https://plus.google.com/115769315170537894178 Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia : GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist Exclusively...
GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Gemstone bead grading does not have the same standards as high-end faceted gemstones. Because there are few regulatory standards, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® employs three on-site Graduate Gemologists (GIA--USA) to ensure accurate standards of grading and authentication of our gemstone materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is a charter member of AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) and adheres to their standards for enhancement codes for all gemstones.


Below are the general attributes we seek to determine the grade of a bead.

1. Identification:
The identification is always the first determining factor. Many gemstones, including amber, have peculiar traits that make them beautiful. Although there are A grades of gemstone beads, the largest and best-quality gemstones are generally used for faceted gemstones in the high-end jewelry industry. Bead cutters will "high-grade" the rough and use the better materials to cut the A grades, and according to the stone variety separate into the B and C grades, and so on.






2. Color:
We look for the saturation of color according to the gemstone being examined by grading the color based on the highest standard for that particular gemstone. For example, with amethyst, depending on the country of origin the color will vary. The color saturation can be dark, medium or light. The optimum color for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads amethyst is a vibrant, rich deep purple, but not overly dark. Untreated stones are graded higher because of their untreated state.

3. Clarity:
This is based on the gemstone's natural characteristics. Different species and their varieties have certain natural inclusions (or are inclusion free). For example, emerald (Beryl Specie) will always have some inclusions whereas,
aquamarine, also from Beryl Specie, can be inclusion free, so grading is based on the absence of, or the heaviness of inclusions depending on varieties of different species. Another example, best-grade smoky quartz (Quartz Specie) can be inclusion free whereas best grade citrine and amethyst will always have minor inclusions. Again, the better grades will have brilliant, evenly distributed color, good cutting and fewer inclusions. Opaque stones will generally be graded higher with a rich saturation, or good contrast of color depending on the stone variety. For example, a better grade bloodstone (Chalcedony Specie) will be semitranslucent to opaque dark green with spots of brownish red to red. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers many books and our EncycloBEADia® to reference stone types with their traits and even Metaphysical properties.


4. Cut:
Is it faceted or smooth?

Faceting adds sparkle to translucent and opaque gems, and is generally performed on the better grades and harder materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads carries two types of faceted gems; machine and hand-faceted. On the best grades of machine-faceted beads, the cutting will be precise, uniform, well-polished and well-drilled. The smaller the facets the more reflective brilliance a bead will have. Because of the human element added to hand-faceted, hand-polished (handwrought) beads, the facets still provide light reflection and sparkle, however the beads will be less uniform in shape and facets. This adds allure to a handwrought finished product. Because most handwrought beads are originally sold by carat weight, you will note the drill holes are usually small to keep as much finished weight as possible. Fire Mountain offers expert stringing materials for all types of faceted and smooth beads.



The best grades of smooth beads should have a high-luster polish and a smooth surface, free of pitting, voids or surface imperfections (unless a characteristic of the natural material).

Our buyers are experts in the field with years of accumulated training and maintain ongoing training of industry standards and availability of gemstone materials. We hope this creates an understanding of the intricacies of gemstone beads grading and an assurance of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' diligence in grading, identification and enhancements on your behalf.
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https://plus.google.com/101693290937114291549 Engagement Rings : 1.17 CT VG-Cut Round F-VS2 GIA Cert Diamond 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring 8.80gr: Features...
1.17 CT VG-Cut Round F-VS2 GIA Cert Diamond 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring 8.80gr: Features * Brand New Item * 100% Natural Earth Mined Diamond * A 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from GIA * Designed and Manufactured in New York City * Free Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This stunning 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring features 1.17 Carat Round cut Natural Diamond. The center diamond was certified by GIA as F color, VS2 clarity, and Very Good cut. To emphasize the true fire and brilliance of the diamonds, our master jeweler choose to set the center diamond with 4-Prong setting. This ring is also accompanied by an appraisal which states its characteristics and has an appraisal value of $32850. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and your money is fully protected by our 14-Days 100% money back return policy. For any questions please contact us at 1-800-343-4133 (Don't forget to ask our gemologist about our Free Lifetime Upgrade Policy). This item is now for 60% less than retail price. http://dlvr.it/6N375k
1.17 CT VG-Cut Round F-VS2 GIA Cert Diamond 18k Gold Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring 8.80gr
Features Brand New Item100% Natural Earth Mined DiamondA 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from GIADesigned and Manufactured in New York CityFree Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This...
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https://plus.google.com/101693290937114291549 Engagement Rings : 1.58 CT Very Good Cut Oval K-VS1 EGL Cert Diamond 18k Gold Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring 4.12gr:...
1.58 CT Very Good Cut Oval K-VS1 EGL Cert Diamond 18k Gold Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring 4.12gr: Features * Brand New Item * 100% Natural Earth Mined Diamond * A 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from EGL * Designed and Manufactured in New York City * Free Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This stunning 18k Gold Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring features 1.58 Carat Oval cut Natural Diamond. The center diamond was certified by EGL as K color, VS1 clarity, and Very Good cut. To emphasize the true fire and brilliance of the diamonds, our master jeweler choose to set the center diamond with 6-Prong setting. This ring is also accompanied by an appraisal which states its characteristics and has an appraisal value of $14325. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and your money is fully protected by our 14-Days 100% money back return policy. For any questions please contact us at 1-800-343-4133 (Don't forget to ask our gemologist about our Free Lifetime Upgrade Policy). This item is now for 60% less than retail price. Rings: Jewelry For Sale Loupe Troop - Jewelry Listings, Buy ... 7mm Spinel portugese round, the color is a pink with occasional hints of purple, beautiful soft and glowy color with a touch of sleepiness, ring by JKT in 18kt and ... http://dlvr.it/6MznwL
1.58 CT Very Good Cut Oval K-VS1 EGL Cert Diamond 18k Gold Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring 4.12gr
Features Brand New Item100% Natural Earth Mined DiamondA 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from EGLDesigned and Manufactured in New York CityFree Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This...
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https://plus.google.com/115769315170537894178 Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia : GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist Exclusively...
GEM STONE GRADING:       by Doreen, Manager, Product Management Group and Dev, Expert Gemologist
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Gemstone bead grading does not have the same standards as high-end faceted gemstones. Because there are few regulatory standards, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® employs three on-site Graduate Gemologists (GIA--USA) to ensure accurate standards of grading and authentication of our gemstone materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is a charter member of AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) and adheres to their standards for enhancement codes for all gemstones.


Below are the general attributes we seek to determine the grade of a bead.

1. Identification:
The identification is always the first determining factor. Many gemstones, including amber, have peculiar traits that make them beautiful. Although there are A grades of gemstone beads, the largest and best-quality gemstones are generally used for faceted gemstones in the high-end jewelry industry. Bead cutters will "high-grade" the rough and use the better materials to cut the A grades, and according to the stone variety separate into the B and C grades, and so on.






2. Color:
We look for the saturation of color according to the gemstone being examined by grading the color based on the highest standard for that particular gemstone. For example, with amethyst, depending on the country of origin the color will vary. The color saturation can be dark, medium or light. The optimum color for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads amethyst is a vibrant, rich deep purple, but not overly dark. Untreated stones are graded higher because of their untreated state.

3. Clarity:
This is based on the gemstone's natural characteristics. Different species and their varieties have certain natural inclusions (or are inclusion free). For example, emerald (Beryl Specie) will always have some inclusions whereas,
aquamarine, also from Beryl Specie, can be inclusion free, so grading is based on the absence of, or the heaviness of inclusions depending on varieties of different species. Another example, best-grade smoky quartz (Quartz Specie) can be inclusion free whereas best grade citrine and amethyst will always have minor inclusions. Again, the better grades will have brilliant, evenly distributed color, good cutting and fewer inclusions. Opaque stones will generally be graded higher with a rich saturation, or good contrast of color depending on the stone variety. For example, a better grade bloodstone (Chalcedony Specie) will be semitranslucent to opaque dark green with spots of brownish red to red. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers many books and our EncycloBEADia® to reference stone types with their traits and even Metaphysical properties.


4. Cut:
Is it faceted or smooth?

Faceting adds sparkle to translucent and opaque gems, and is generally performed on the better grades and harder materials. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads carries two types of faceted gems; machine and hand-faceted. On the best grades of machine-faceted beads, the cutting will be precise, uniform, well-polished and well-drilled. The smaller the facets the more reflective brilliance a bead will have. Because of the human element added to hand-faceted, hand-polished (handwrought) beads, the facets still provide light reflection and sparkle, however the beads will be less uniform in shape and facets. This adds allure to a handwrought finished product. Because most handwrought beads are originally sold by carat weight, you will note the drill holes are usually small to keep as much finished weight as possible. Fire Mountain offers expert stringing materials for all types of faceted and smooth beads.



The best grades of smooth beads should have a high-luster polish and a smooth surface, free of pitting, voids or surface imperfections (unless a characteristic of the natural material).

Our buyers are experts in the field with years of accumulated training and maintain ongoing training of industry standards and availability of gemstone materials. We hope this creates an understanding of the intricacies of gemstone beads grading and an assurance of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' diligence in grading, identification and enhancements on your behalf.
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https://plus.google.com/101693290937114291549 Engagement Rings : Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Gold / White Certified, Round, 0.95 Carat, G Color, I1 Clarity: Product...
Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Gold / White Certified, Round, 0.95 Carat, G Color, I1 Clarity: Product Description Meticulously crafted in 14k, this exclusive design by NATURAL DIAMOND is available to you directly from the source. The 'Vanda Small Crown' design is set with 79 diamonds, weighing 0.95 ctw. Featuring a sparkly 0.50ct center stone, graded G / I1 certified (not treated in any way) this beautiful piece is available in 14K gold, 18K gold or platinum. If you love the design but prefer a different center stone or would like to have a different design with the same center stone please contact us anytime to receive more options. Read below to learn about the quality of the main diamond: G Color: This G color diamond has an extremely faint tint that is only noticeable to a trained gemologist. G color diamonds are in the near colorless range. They offer an outstanding value, since they are less expensive than the colorless grades, but appear to the eye to be colorless when mounted. I1 Clarity: This I1-I2 clarity diamond has inclusions that can be visible at 10x magnification. If you look from a close distance you might notice some imperfections but in normal daily use it is considered a great value for its price. Round Shape: The Round Brilliant cut diamond is the most popular diamond shape available today. In addition to being the most popular shape, a Round diamond gives you more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, color, and clarity grades while still getting the fire and brilliance you want. Certificate: This diamond is accompanied by our Certificate Of Authenticity to ensure the authentication of it. The certificate shows all the details the item is made from and is good for insurance purposes. 14k Gold Diamond Solitaire Ring eBay - Electronics, Cars ... 3.00 ct round cut h/vs1 diamond solitaire engagement ring 14k yellow gold; white and sparkling diamond! watch video of actual item; condition; new; time left 18k White Gold 1ct TDW Certified Diamond Engagement Ring (I, SI3 ... Princess-cut diamonds are the most sought-after cut shape, after round brilliant diamonds. This ring showcases a unique princess diamond in the center that looks like ... Amazon.com: Diamond - Marquise / Wedding & Engagement Rings: Jewelry 0.55 Carat Marquise Cut / Shape 14K White Gold Elegant Twisting Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring (F-G Color , SI1-SI2 Clarity) Amazon.com: 14k White Gold .40 ct Round Center Diamond Engagement ... 14k White Gold .40 ct Round Center Diamond Engagement Ring with Halo Setting (0.70 cttw, H-I Color, I1-I2 Clarity) White gold bridal set Rings Bizrate - Bizrate Find Deals ... Butterfly Engagement Ring & Wedding Band Bridal Set 14k White Gold. This contemporary side stone accented butterfly engagement ring with matching band features a ... 15ct Diamond Petite Wedding Ring 14k White Gold Size 4 9 eBay .15CT Diamond Petite Wedding Ring 14K White Gold Size (4-9) in Jewelry & Watches, Engagement & Wedding, Wedding & Anniversary Bands eBay Info Diamond: Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Loose Diamonds ... Round Brilliant: Princess: Pear: Oval: Heart: Radiant: Marquise: Cushion: Emerald 14k White Gold 1ct TDW Diamond Engagement Ring (H-I, VS1-VS2 ... Buy 14k White Gold 1ct TDW Diamond Engagement Ring (H-I, VS1-VS2) at an everyday discount price on Overstock.com! Get everyday free shipping over $50*. Read some ... Loose diamonds - Diamond Engagement Rings - Diamond Jewelry Find a huge collection of GIA and EGL certified Loose diamonds. Price match guarantee on Certified loose diamonds. Buy from a collection of diamond jewelry ... Diamond Rings (Ladies): rings, diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire ... For the largest stock of Diamond rings available in assorted styles, sizes, metals as pav-cut Diamond rings, Diamond cluster ring with advantages visit to browse or ... http://dlvr.it/6MdwVp
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https://plus.google.com/101205816329629433046 New Brunswick Free Public Library : Join us for a fascinating journey through time to learn the history behind jewelry styles. Why were ...
Join us for a fascinating journey through time to learn the history behind jewelry styles. Why were clothing fasteners, amulets, rings, amber, jade and sapphire especially loved in different time periods and by different cultures? How did events affect the trends of jewelry making?  This entertaining and educational presentation will be held at the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room on Saturday, July 19th at 10:30am as part of the Summer Reading Program. The event is free for all ages. There will be a gem giveaway following a Q&A.

The presentation is provided by Peter Stavrianidis of Venus Jewelers of Somerset, NJ. Mr. Stavrianidis is a Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) from the American Gem Society (AGS) and is the principal owner of Venus Jewelers.

For more about the library’s Adult Summer Reading program, visit http://nbfpl.org/AdultSummerReading.html
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Sign up online! or download a registration form here o en español aquí. Download a book review form here o en español aquí. (Reviews can also be completed online.) ADULT SUMMER READING! The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents our second annual Adult Summer Reading Club!
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https://plus.google.com/101693290937114291549 Engagement Rings : 1.51 CT Very Good Cut Pear I-SI1 EGL Cert Diamond Platinum Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring 5.58gr:...
1.51 CT Very Good Cut Pear I-SI1 EGL Cert Diamond Platinum Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring 5.58gr: Features * Brand New Item * 100% Natural Earth Mined Diamond * A 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from EGL * Designed and Manufactured in New York City * Free Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This stunning Platinum Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring features 1.51 Carat Pear cut Natural Diamond. The center diamond was certified by EGL as I color, SI1 clarity, and Very Good cut. To emphasize the true fire and brilliance of the diamonds, our master jeweler choose to set the center diamond with 6-Prong setting. This ring is also accompanied by an appraisal which states its characteristics and has an appraisal value of $16525. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and your money is fully protected by our 14-Days 100% money back return policy. For any questions please contact us at 1-800-343-4133 (Don't forget to ask our gemologist about our Free Lifetime Upgrade Policy). This item is now for 60% less than retail price. http://dlvr.it/6LW0Jn
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We had the pleasure of a moment with International Diamond Expert Ekaterina Timofyeyeva. Read our interview with the vice president of Crystal Group Ukraine, international diamond expert, gemologist, designer, art historian in jewelry. >> http://eatlovesavor.com/interview-international-diamond-expert-ekaterina-timofyeyeva/
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1.07 CT Excellent Cut Round F-VVS2 GIA Cert Diamond 18k Gold Halo Solitaire Engagement Ring 4.01gr: Features * Brand New Item * 100% Natural Earth Mined Diamond * A 3rd Party Gemological Certificate from GIA * Designed and Manufactured in New York City * Free Lifetime Upgrade on the Diamond and Free Ring Resizing Product Description This stunning 18k Gold Halo Solitaire Engagement Ring features 1.07 Carat Round cut Natural Diamond. The center diamond was certified by GIA as F color, VVS2 clarity, and Excellent cut. To emphasize the true fire and brilliance of the diamonds, our master jeweler choose to set the center diamond with Bezel setting. This ring is also accompanied by an appraisal which states its characteristics and has an appraisal value of $42275. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and your money is fully protected by our 14-Days 100% money back return policy. For any questions please contact us at 1-800-343-4133 (Don't forget to ask our gemologist about our Free Lifetime Upgrade Policy). This item is now for 60% less than retail price. http://dlvr.it/6KgFql
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