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" Why Laboratory report as well as a appraisal for a sapphire or sapphire ring's "
The GIA along with all gemological laboratories will only issue a gem stone identification report ( not appraisal ) which normally include the sapphires color,cut size, weight, origin if requested (only a few labs will offer this service) and most importantly whether or not the gem stone is a natural stone or if its synthetic or chemically enchased, unfortunately they will not give a value for the gem stone or sapphire ring.
We use a GIA G. G gemologist who had gone to the GIA for there masters degree normally for 3-5 years in both colored stones,pearls and diamonds for the appraisal which will include missing information from the color grade, market value and quality of cut and polish along with clarity with this information along with the facts from the GIA we feel this gives our customers a very good impartial facts and details on our new custom sapphire rings. There are many gemology laboratories in the world today but only a hand full have stayed up and in tune with gem Stone identification. In today's world people are always looking at adding or improving upon what mother nature has created,over the years as demand for the top 3 gem stones has increased ( Diamonds,Rubies and sapphires ) and the supply of these natural gem stones is unable to keep up with the demand many people have gone from gem brokers to chemist.
Today some of these companies will take very poor quality gem stones and chemically enchased them through some very complex treatments ( see stone treatment page ) these treatments have become very difficult to detect and even the most skilled gem gemologist does not have the equipment or up to date training to detect for some of these treatments old and new to enchase a sapphire or rubies color leaving this stone with little to no market value compared to a natural sapphire or ruby which is why having a laboratory report or having the stone checked by a good GIA G. G gemologist who has stayed up to date with his/her training is so important.
As a company we took a stand many years ago to have all of our sapphires,rubies and fine gem stones fully inspected by a full gemology laboratory with the right equipment and full trained gem gemologist to make sure very sapphire and diamond ring is a natural sapphire.
We have being very careful to choose only the finest laboratories for gem stone identification and even though the majority of our sapphires and rubies are certified by the GIA, AIGS & Gesner appraisal service by their GIA G. G gemologist. Below is a list of the top laboratories in the field of gem stone identification, who they are and were they are located.
Its is very important that a gem stone has a laboratory report if you are looking at buying a gem stone and it is does not carry a report from the laboratories above we would always recommend having a second opinion, all of these laboratories carry a very high & strict standards coupled with the latest in testing equipment for accurately report on gemstones identification.
Please treat ALL gem stones as chemically enhanced or synthetic with out laboratory reports or reports from a fully certified Gem gemologist with full certification,
, its estimated that over 70% of all sapphires and rubies sold in the US,Europe and Asia as natural stones have being chemically enhanced or are synthetic and in many cases the jewelers/sales person/s either does not know or is not disclosing the full facts.
Please contact us at any time with any questions you might have, we are always happy to help or give advise on buying sapphire's or rubies even if its not from us we want to make sure you are paying and buying what you expect.
Every sapphire we have is a unique stone created by mother nature, which is cut and polished to show off that one stone's color and luster, bringing out the individual character of each gem. Once the sapphire is certified, we hand pick a unique custom ring setting to be made, which is then set by hand for that stone. It takes approximately 3 - 4 months from when a sapphire is hand picked to having the sapphire set and listed for sale at wholesale price. We do keep a wide selection of loose natural sapphires in stock which are not set, so please contact us if you have any questions on any one of our natural sapphire rings or a custom ring setting which you might be considering.
We own our offices in Sri Lanka were we personally travel to throughout the year to buy our natural Ceylon sapphires from both the mines & markets with support from our full time gem-broker their cutting out all the middle-men, this allows us to buy the finest sapphire at prices not matched by anyone. Our natural sapphire go from the mine to custom rings designed by us & made by our jewelers giving our customers both trade & private buyers unique custom sapphire rings at wholesale prices or less. Please contact us with any questions you have & see our page on “The Life of a Sapphire-http://www.sapphirerings.org/life-of-a-sapphire