All posts tagged "imitation"

  • Gem Profile Dec. 28: Wishful Turquoise

    by Layna Palmer, Turquoise, Part 3 Shop Turquoise on Wire-Sculpture We’ve reached the end of our series on Turquoise – it’s time to find out what types of "turquoise" are out there besides the natural Turquoise....

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Oct. 12: Howlite

    by Rose Marion, Howlite Shop Howlite Cabochons | Shop Howlite Beads You learned last week that copper is the big element that sets turquoise apart from magnesite. ¬†Today’s stone, howlite, is made of Calcium, Silicon, Boron,...

    • Posted October 12, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Determine Gemstone Authenticity at Home

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What are some of the ways I can tell a real gemstone from a CZ or synthetic stone? I would just like a few hints that I can use such as...

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Purple Turquoise and Turquoise Facts

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Hi Dale, I have recently purchased a purple turquoise pendant drop that I want to use in a necklace. I was assured that the stone was genuine. However, in my research...

    • Posted March 14, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Gemstone Information & Resources

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I meet a lot of people who do not understand the difference between a lab-grown gem, which has the same crystalline structure and chemical composition as a mined gem, and a...

    • Posted January 8, 2011
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