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Heat-discolored Emerald

Arthur Groom and Company, Inc...I have used his services and has
worked miracles...Ron Kreml

Could you please give us some feedback about using this company to
treat or re-treat Emeralds?

What size and quality Emerald did you treat? Were you charged by the
carat or the piece? What was your final cost? How did the returned
Emerald compare to when you sent it in?

Apparently you were quite satisfied with the services rendered.

Thank you in advance for your feedback. We have a 17+ carat Emerald
in need of treatment and if the services are reasonable enough in
price, another 130+ carats of 1,2 & 3 carat stones that might be
candidates for removing the old treatment and re-treating - so any
you can give would be quite helpful.

Best regards,
Robert Lowe,
Lowe Associates - Brasil,
Gemstones, Rough, Specimens,
Tucson - February 7 - 12, 2002 - GJX # 205,
e-mail <@Robert>

This thread also had me wondering about the economics of treating a
couple of stones I have. I sent off a note to Arthur Groom and
Company and here is the response I received

Mr. Rogers Yes, we do enhance single stone. The cost to enhance
the emerald range from $50 to $100 per carat. It will take approx. 2-3
weeks to finish. If you are interested, please send the emerald to
Clarity Enhancement Lab. 20 West 47th Street Suite 808, New York, NY
10036. If you have any question, please call Mr. Fernando Garzon at
212.730.8484. >>>>

Given the market on emeralds now, I am asking myself it spending an
additional $300 on a stone will really give me a return. I guess
that there is no way to know the answer until you see the results of
the treatment is there. I might be tempted to send in a small stone
to have something to gage the results by. I believe that Gems and
Gemology ran a article on this treatment a few issues back which had
some before and after pictures. I need to take a look at it again.