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Gemstone Name Changes


#1

All. In the May/June edition of “Colored Stone” in the Repoters
Notebook it is reported that a gem dealer is now marketing “Pink
Emerald” ( I call it Morganite). We all went through the Red Emerald
failure and now gem dealers are at it again. Is this acceptable?

If so, the I have a whole lot of Golden Emerald, White Emerald, and
bi-colored Emerald in my stock. How about pink amethyst, golden
amethyst, and colorless amethyst. Let’s not forget the blue rubies,
golden rubies, and green rubies. Of course Red Tsavorites, Yellow
Tsavorites, etc. You get the picture. Why would "Colored Stone even
print such a release? As a promotion for gemstones I hope this fails.
I sell plenty of pink beryl as Morganite. As a cutter and seller of
gemstones it grates me to see the lengths to which someone will go to
market What the colored gemstone industry needs is more
honesty and a whole lot less hype.

Gerry Galarneau


#2
What the colored gemstone industry needs is more honesty and a
whole lot less hype.

I agree with Garry. I think that the use of word like “Emerald” for
beryls that are not green is fraudulent. I wouldn’t even use it for
some stones that I have that are green but colored by vanadium (no
absorbtion lines for chromium - but a wonderful color.)

Tony Konrath
Key West Florida 33040