GOOD TO KNOW
- The diamond and coloured gemstone market has become complex due to the increase seen in the synthetic, treated and simulant markets.
- Coloured stones have unique properties which can make them unsuitable for certain types of settings and wear.
- Knowledge of the pricing structure is necessary for practical buying.
- The jewellery market is different from the investment market and as such purchases into this market should be treated differently.
As the science in Gemmology has progressed, so unfortunately, did the development of synthetic gemstones and the use of simulants (“fakes”)