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Citrine Buying Guide

Citrine’s affordable autumn hues make it a great option for trendy jewelry. Read about the quality factors for this stylish gem in our citrine buying guide!

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Crystalline Quartz Buying Guide

Although often overlooked, quartz is available in many styles at reasonable prices. Our crystalline quartz buying guide can help you pick your next piece.

A Beginner’s Guide To Common Gemstone Heat Treatments

Gemstone heat treatments can increase the beauty and value of many rough pieces. Learn how to conduct the most common procedures safely.

How To Identify Synthetic Rough In Gemstone Parcels

Telling synthetic rough from natural stones in a gem parcel can be challenging. These tips can help you find some telltale signs of lab-created material.

The Three Muses Gemstone Design

The Three Muses gemstone is a faceting design based on the number 3. These notes, diagrams, and instructions will show you how to cut your own gem.

Difficult Gemstone Separations

Two of the trickiest gemstone separations to make are scapolite from citrine and apatite from tourmaline. Learn some tips for distinguishing these gems.

Grading Gem Carvings

Gem carvings are judged on material, workmanship, and artistry.  Learn how to apply these criteria to a piece with our step-by-step guide.

Why are Topaz and Citrine Gemstones Misidentified?

Learn why citrine gemstones are sometimes misidentified as topaz. A professional appraisal by an independent gem lab is the best way to identify your gems.

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Gemstones with Health Benefits

Learn about some gemstones said to have physical and emotional healing benefits.