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OddlyEnchantingGems' Shop Announcement

Fabulously Enchanting gemstones and findings in small quantities for those that are looking for a little sparkle.

PLEASE read this:
Scorolite is not a new fancy stone. It's synthetic quartz with a surface treatment- sometimes it's also sold as lavender opal.

Opal quartz is synthetic quartz with a surface treatment.

Corundum quartz is synthetic quartz, made in gemstone colors similar to fancy sapphire. It is NOT sapphire, the use of corundum in the title is misleading.

Cherry quartz, pineapple quartz, blueberry quartz are all glass. Not quartz, and not rare or valuable. It's an imitation stone- it's glass pretending to be a gemstone. Sometimes lepidocrocite in quartz is labeled as strawberry quartz, so not all the fruit names are imitations.

Synthetic is the same as lab grown, and it's the perfect way to get BIG stones that have excellent coloring that are FLAWLESS. Any listing for a stone over 1 carat that has flawless in the title should be looked at twice. I've had to learn the hard way that just because your supplier swears that the stones comes from Brazil and they list a treatment does NOT mean that it's a natural stone. Synthetics cost $1-3 per carat for really large stones, whereas a natural stone would be ten times as expensive for the same size.

About pearls- most pearls on the market are cultured. Truly natural pearls are both VERY expensive and VERY rare. There are two types of cultured pearls- saltwater and freshwater. Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, and Sea of Cortez pearls are saltwater (and expensive for high quality) If you're looking for good pearls without breaking the bank, cultured freshwater pearls are a good way to go. China is a huge producer of freshwater AND Akoya pearls.

Keshi pearls are NOT considered natural pearls because they are a byproduct of the culturing process.

Shell pearls- regardless of "special" titles like South Sea shell pearl- are NOT PEARLS. They are usually plastic or glass coated to look like real pearls.


***Just finished up, and now I'm officially an A.J.P (accredited jewelry professional) through G.I.A. with a Pearls certificate. I'll be taking the second part to get the Graduate Pearls degree in October ***PLEASE read the shop policies with regard to colored gemstones and grading. It also explains the difference between natural, synthetic, and imitation. I want happy customers, and it will help us both out greatly. Also, in case I forget to put it in the listing- all gems that I had drilled but were intended to be set gems are pointy on the back. Unless specified as natural or synthetic for the Focal Stones, I am not 100% certain- it usually means the supplier says that they are natural but I have doubts. I don't have enough experience to be able to make the call at this point and testing is very expensive, so it's a toss-up. I'm going to start listing the stones I believe to be synthetic as lab grown in the listing, regardless of what my suppliers say.


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