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RHODIUM PLATING FOR BEGINNERS

I use the cheapest $30 Chinese rectifier. It works as good as any $250 Digital one. The cables are too thin for the job so I ordered a good pair on eBay. Good quality ready to use a one-liter rhodium solution, 250g of cleaning Salt (10g for 500ml solution) very cheap mild basic salt. [...]

By | 2016-12-29T16:35:09+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Jewelry crafting|0 Comments

Window on a gemstone

Let's talk about Gemstone with window. A known fact is that well-cut gemstone should have no window. Big window = horrible gem, Medium window = a very bad gemstone Small window = a bad gemstone, No window = a good gemstone It is true for me as a loose sapphires trader, but when it [...]

By | 2016-12-29T16:37:17+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Eduction|0 Comments

Diamonds, do you get what you pay for?

About three years ago we stopped using diamonds an out main central gem! We couldn't trust anymore that we buy (and sell) what you and we paid for. Lab created diamonds (or sapphires and Ruby) are not the problem, The problem is the lab created diamonds was sold with gemological certificates as natural. Our primary production was [...]

By | 2017-01-16T15:19:28+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Eduction|0 Comments

Handmade gold ring photo story

HandMade Gold Ring Handmade gold ring. We got an order for an 18k gold solitary ring with a cushion Aquamarine, after showing the client two 3D designs made by Tom one was picked up. Our goldsmith started his work from the pure 99.999% gold turned it to 14k rose gold and all the way to the [...]

By | 2017-01-16T15:54:42+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Jewelry crafting|0 Comments

Diamonds for free!!

Today I got a pinterest mail with pin to see. There it is a ring with a very big nice uncut diamond for 170 USD, yes  $170!! Clicked on the link to the Etsy store of the new miracle and more the 150 diamonds for free with more than thousand selles! my first reaction was I'm going to [...]

By | 2016-09-04T13:29:08+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Eduction|0 Comments

Burnout of the 1200 visijet, green FTX resin casting with Plasticast

Casting the green ftx resin with the R&R Plasticast I read and tries almost every forum regarding the procedure. I'm not a jeweler never cast before I got the 1200, my oven is new but the control is only 50 Celsius stages And I have to hand control 50% of the time. From that, [...]

By | 2017-01-16T16:41:29+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Jewelry crafting|0 Comments

GIA Invalidates More Than 1,000 Reports Because of Hacking

The Gemological Institute of America has invalidated 1,042 grading reports issued by its grading lab, as they bear grades that were altered after its system was accessed without authorization by former employees of its database support contractor, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The list of affected reports can be seen here. GIA requests that anyone with [...]

By | 2016-09-04T13:30:43+00:00 October 24th, 2015|Information|0 Comments

why we stopped using testimonials in our website.

I as a heavy internet buyer do not trust a review on the seller website! I know the website admin can delete, change or even fake reviews, I trust reviews in a 3rd party website like Etsy where only the real buyer can leave a review, and the seller can't change or erase the review! That is the [...]

By | 2016-09-04T15:31:03+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Information|0 Comments

The 4C and Sapphires Grading

The famous 4C  that is the of Diamond pricing Bible doesn't work for Sapphire. When I started my first steps in the trading, a trader told  me " Sure we have the 4C when we price the sapphire C1 - color, C2 - color, C3 - color C4 - color" :-) for a Sapphire color is the King and [...]

By | 2017-01-16T17:01:31+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Eduction|0 Comments

About concern in the ruby market

From GEMGUIDE   "Gem Market Pulse May 2015" "Of major concern in the ruby market is the continual attempts to pass off glass composite rubies as some form of simply another “treated” ruby. This is not a treatment process. This is a combination of non-ruby material, i.e., lead glass, and ruby bonded together in the rough [...]

By | 2016-09-04T15:32:11+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Information|0 Comments

Spinel

Spinel is a gemstone that is not heard about as much as other gemstones and in my opinion underrated. The spinel’s most popular shade is a deep red and the stone and looks very similar to the ruby. In fact, you may mistake a spinel as a ruby, but an experienced jeweler will know the [...]

By | 2016-09-04T15:32:50+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Gemstone Libarary|0 Comments

Sapphire Gemstones

Sapphire gemstones Sapphire is an precious gem one of the most important of all the colored gemstones and comes in a wide variety of colors: Blue , pink, yellow , green , purple, orange , peach , peach champagne , Padparadscha,white, color change, bi color and many more. With the sapphire hardness of 9 on the Moh's scale, [...]

By | 2016-09-04T15:39:49+00:00 April 12th, 2015|Gemstone Libarary|0 Comments

Buying Sapphires in Madagascar

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Madagascar In 2012 we made a two month trip to Ilakaka Madagascar. Ilakaka, the wild-west of Madagascar, is 700 k"m from TANA the Capital of  Madagascar in the middle of nowhere :-)  Enjoy some of the photos I shot on this trip to one of the most beautiful places on earth. You can use the [...]

By | 2016-07-09T05:54:26+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Field trips|0 Comments

What is Padparadscha sapphire

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="THE BEAUTIFUL PADPARADSCHA SAPPHIRE" font_container="tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:left" google_fonts="font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fallsapphires.com%2Fgems%2Fsapphire%2Fpadparadscha-sapphire%2F||target:%20_blank|"][vc_single_image image="14024" img_size="300"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Padparadscha Sapphire. How we decide that it is not a Peach Sapphire. Let me make the long story short. Padparadscha is a mix of pink and orange colors Sapphire, It is more expensive then peach sapphire and rare than other sapphires. Most of the stores will [...]

By | 2016-09-04T15:38:21+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Gemstone Libarary|0 Comments

More about sapphire clarity

let me share with you an email about sapphires clarity I add with a client today I hope it helps. From: A....... Subject: Peach sapphire rose gold engagement ring Message Body: Hi, I am emailing you from Australia. Do you send rings to Australia? I am after a peach sapphire engagement ring set in rose gold. [...]

By | 2016-09-04T15:38:43+00:00 March 8th, 2015|Eduction|0 Comments

Welcome

Welcome to our new blog at AllSapphires.com! We are excited to debut our new blog that will keep you in-the-know about all of our specials, new arrivals, informative articles and also give you some important tips on stones, jewelry, how to care for your jewelry and stones, and just about anything else related to sapphires! [...]

By | 2016-09-05T15:32:12+00:00 February 8th, 2015|Information|0 Comments