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Sri Lanka, the Gem Island by GIA

With this short narrative you will lead GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu and his group as they acquaint you with Sri Lanka one of the world significant sapphire providers. Situated in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has produced for quite a long time a profound culture about sapphire mining and exchanging, and it is still at present a standout amongst the most dynamic sapphire mining regions on the planet.

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9 Tips to buy gem and jewellery

One of the best ways to ensure that you are getting great value when collecting jewellery is to always purchase from LusterBlue! Here are our top nine tips to help you judge the value of you potential purchase.

1. Make sure it is the real thing

“There is no fraud or deceit in the world which yields greater gain and profit more than the counterfeiting gems.” The fraudulent selling of fake gems and fake gold is unfortunately as widespread today, as it was in the 1st century AD. Compounding the problem is the introduction of lap generated gems that are very difficult to distinguish from the real thing. There are many books written on the subject and the Internet is becoming a very useful tool in providing more information on indentifying the real thing from the impostors.

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How to clean sterling silver jewellery

A fresh start for your jewelry

How to clean sterling silver jewelleryWell-cared-for silver jewelry can give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment and even become family heirlooms. And, of course, silver is valuable. So don’t wait until tarnish has become so bad that you forget about your silver treasures or even get rid of them. Give your jewelry a fresh start today!

It’s hard not to be crazy about sterling silver jewelry. Between its luster, its brilliance, and its versatility, it’s easy to see why silver is one of the most popular materials for jewelry. If you’ve worn silver jewelry, you know how tarnished it can get in a very short time.

All you need is to arm yourself with a few facts about the metal and a few tips and tricks for care and cleaning. With this guide, you’ll leave ready to start wearing your fabulous silver again with all its shine!

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