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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Why it’s so Important to Keep your Jewelry Clean!

There are many jewelry owners out there won’t don’t realize how important it is to clean and properly maintain their jewelry.   Without proper upkeep, precious stones and jewelry items can look worn or dull and become very difficult to clean if left untreated. For example, diamonds can attract carbon atoms from lotions and skin oils […]

The Impact of Enhancements on the Value of Gems

At a recent meeting of the Orange County GIA Alumni, I got the opportunity to hear Richard Drucker of Gemworld International speak on the topic of gem treatments disclosure and how treated gems are priced in the marketplace. Heavily treated gems are never to be considered top quality, and in general moderately enhanced gems are […]