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Staurolite - Cross Gemstone
Staurolite is a fascinating gemstone that actually naturally forms in a cross shape. For that reason it is sometimes known as a fairy cross gemstone. The name itself comes from the Greek word stauros, meaning cross.
Jewelry Term Glossary - V & W
By knowing the terms used in jewelry, you can make the best decisions when you buy, collect, and sell that jewelry. Here is a set of glossary terms beginning with the letters V and W.
November Birthstone - Citrine / Yellow Topaz
November is a lucky month - it has two separate birthstone options. Depending on which source you use, the stone here is either citrine or yellow topaz. In reality they look fairly similar, so either one will be fine!
GIA Colored Stone Grading System
The GIA Colored Stone Grading System is the system created by the Gem Institute of America to create a standardized way of judging colored gemstones. Here are the basics of how this grading system works.
How to Identify a Real Gemstone
Numerous movies and TV shows revolve around criminals foisting fake gems as real ones on innocent buyers. How do you make sure that the gemstones you buy are real, and not fake? Here are tips to pay attention to.
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