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" Why Laboratory report as well as an appraisal for a sapphire or sapphire ring's "

The GIA along with all gemological laboratories will only issue a gemstone identification report ( not appraisal ) which normally include the color of the sapphire,cut size, weight, origin if requested (only a few labs will offer this service) and most importantly whether or not the gemstone is a natural stone or if it's synthetic or chemically enchased, unfortunately, they will not give a value for the gemstone 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 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 gemstones has increased ( Diamonds, Rubies, and sapphires ) and the supply of these natural gemstones is unable to keep up with the demand many people have gone from gem brokers to the chemist.

Today some of these companies will make very poor quality gemstones 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 gemstones fully inspected by a full gemology laboratory with the right equipment and fully trained gem gemologist to make sure very sapphire and diamond ring is a natural sapphire.

We have to be very careful to choose only the finest laboratories for gemstone 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 gemstone identification, who they are and where they are located.

  • AIGS
  • AGL
  • BGL
  • EGL
  • GIA
  • GIT
  • GRS
  • TGL
  • Gesner Gem Gemology Appraisal's
  • Other Labs

Its is very important that a gemstone has a laboratory report if you are looking at buying a gemstone 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 standard coupled with the latest in testing equipment for accurately report on gemstones identification.

Please treat ALL gemstones as chemically enhanced or synthetic without laboratory reports or reports from a fully certified Gem gemologist with full certification,

, it's estimated that over 70% of all sapphires and rubies sold in the US, Europe, and Asia as natural stones have been chemically enhanced or are synthetic and in many cases, the jewelers/salesperson/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 it's not from us we want to make sure you are paying and buying what you expect.

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