Thursday, July 10, 2014

Why would someone bother copying Amethyst?

Why do companies make fake or lab grown amethyst? There are several reasons for this,number one is is because of the color.If you've even seen the color of top quality amethyst in person you will always love this member of the quartz family for it's rich purple,magenta and blue flashes.
Another reason is because amethyst while still a bargain price compared to other gem species has steadily gained in value to where it is no longer considered so much a "semi precious gem" this makes it worth faking.
Cheap amethyst rings with poorly cut fake stones abound as do more expensive and larger amethyst look alike's.

The bottom line is that excellent quality custom cut amethyst's can be bought with verified natural origins and many times with a picture of the actual  rough material the stone was cut from,of course you will only get this from small artisan cutters in the United states,Canada,Australia and some European countries.

So if you're a quartz lover and happen to be looking for that special amethyst  don't be duped into buying a cheap synthetic but rather purchase a finely crafted natural stone from an artist and have something you would be proud to pass on as an heirloom.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Something unusual!

I managed to get my webmaster to do some updates to Clear Cut Gems and another update will be done in the next few days to accurately display current inventory.

In the meantime I wanted to post a pic of the phenomenal Australian sapphire I managed to obtain a few days ago and will be cutting soon.It is a nice medium royal blue on one axis and a pale blue with a hint of green on the other axis,I think these two colors will mix to finish a great color untreated stone in the 4 -5 ct range,the rough weight is 16.5ct.

Custom cut gemstones