Buyer Beware – Is It Natural, Treated, Or Synthetic?

Author : Lalta Keswani, and Reema Keswani

Since antiquity, gemstones have been an integral part of jewellery. And today, they are still prized for their unique character and intrinsic beauty. But, also since early times, people have found ways to enhance the quality of gemstones, or even create convincing synthetic varieties. At issue now is not so much whether a stone has been treated or created synthetically, but whether this information is disclosed to the customer. While many exhaustive scientific articles have been written on the topic of treated and synthetic stones, this article provides a brief overview of some of the issues involving two varieties of gemstones, quartz and sapphire.

Published Date : 20 Aug 2021
Page : 3
Publisher : Europastar International Jewellery
Category : Geology & Gemology
Source : CIJ International Jewellery Trends & Colours : No.295 (Summer 2012), p.44-46
Available : Unlimited

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050 b : Published Year 
2012 
100 a : Author 
245 a : Title 
Buyer Beware – Is It Natural, Treated, Or Synthetic? 
260 b : Name of publisher 
Europa Star International Jewellery 
260 c : Date of publication 
Summer 2012 
300 a : Total pages 
520 a : Description 
Since antiquity, gemstones have been an integral part of jewellery. And today, they are still prized for their unique character and intrinsic beauty. But, also since early times, people have found ways to enhance the quality of gemstones, or even create convincing synthetic varieties. At issue now is not so much whether a stone has been treated or created synthetically, but whether this information is disclosed to the customer. While many exhaustive scientific articles have been written on the topic of treated and synthetic stones, this article provides a brief overview of some of the issues involving two varieties of gemstones, quartz and sapphire. 
650 a : Subject 

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