{Orchid] sapphires plus

Hi Luisa, The first lesson I had in gemmology I was told to learn
to pick up a stone with tweezers, learn to look through a loop
with both eyes open and basically pretend that I knew what I was
doing. I tried this method in Sri Lanka and bought some lovely
stones, real sapphires, rubies and zircons. Get a good basic gem
book eg: Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann or Simon &
Schuster’s Guide to Gems and Precious Stones. If you look like
you know what you are doing they are not willing to take the
risk. Hope this is of some help. Kathy.