Was trapped in the mall by a bad freak storm- usually a nightmare
BUT the guys at the hyperfashionable jewelry store let me try on the
big rocks for kicks. Now, for a suburban shopping mall, the stuff was
too good to be true. Especially the perfectly matched giant pear
shaped emerald earrings- great color, but no inclusions, no blue
spirits, nothing that makes a good emerald interesting. I’m no expert
but these stones looked like they were dyed glass. And they were too
cheap for the Crown Jewels effect they had. $12K is not cheap- but
for a matched pair of this size with a rim of nice diamonds it’s
questionable. Strangest? the tables (top of the stones?) had visible
grooves from the cutting, which seemed sloppy on a stone so big. I
could see it with my aging bare eye. Beautiful settings though. But
shouldn’t they be polished down? At least on the faces?
My point? Just out of curiosity I need a website or a book about
stone treatments and lab grown stuff. Not too technical- Think
advanced consumer. My work is set with bits of glass and mirror off
the streets, so I’m not up on precious stones. I do like to look
though, and I want to know what I’m seeing and why the alarms are
going off on some things I just know aren’t right.
And how do they make those funky mystic topaz? I swear they’re the
new mood ring. ;-D Thanks,
Damn I looked good in those earrings! I’m sure they sold quick.