Everyone is interested in Many stones are now offered at
seemingly outstanding prices on television or at gemshows. What
makes a gemstone? The four C’s. Of them clarity and color come
first. Secondly would be carat weight. Followed by cut. All of
these must be present to make a gemstone. Gemstones are valueable.
Most stones offered for sale to the public are not They
are the low grade stones that do not have a ready saleable value or
are too small to spend a lot of time making a gemstone.
Gemstones are not inexpensive. A good stone will command value at
resale. A poor stone will not. Appraisals and identifications mean
nothing if the agency making the identification will not stand behind
it in a court of law. Gemstones are valueable and must adhere to the
four C’s to have value.
Gerry Galarneau, Galarneau’s Gems