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2017-02-11 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Quartz crystal and sphatik:

Mineralogically speaking, Quartz and Spatik (Short for Spartikam) are the same thing, silicon oxide or SiO2. Spartikam is the name for Quartz in prominent Indian languages and is a sacred stone in the

2017-02-03 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Reversable,White and Yellow solid gold Omega necklace:

Hi, Robert,    As long as you purchase a higher quality necklace, all will be fine.  If vermeil or plated sterling silver, yes, in time yellow will wear away.  If gold and quality marked 10k, 14k or 18k

2017-01-26 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Tin deposit:

Hi Waqar,    Tin is a silver-gray metal. It is one of the famous metals used during the Bronze age, where it was mixed with Copper to make Bronze. Use of tin started as early as 3000 BC. Pure tin is believed

2017-01-04 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Green Stones in Bracelet:

Hi Yolanda,    There are some simple self tests you can do to narrow the identity of the green stones. Here are some of the answers on this subject that I have given before:

2017-01-02 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Gold Ring:

Hi Lisa,  I am not a jeweler, just an expert in minerals and certain metals, but my understanding is that PSD is a manufacturers mark, especially if it is printed right after the 14k.  Gold plating marks


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