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Gaby
21-03-2005, 04:21
This could be useful, take a look:
http://www.gemscape.com/html/misnomer.htm

This other site is the best I've seen if you want to know about stones in the technical sense:
http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/gemstone/class.htm

Emeraldgirl
21-03-2005, 12:08
A gemmologist friend of mine once told me that if a stone has a qualifier name before it be very, very careful. Most of these names are made up by people trying to offload stones at a higher price than what they are worth.

Gems and crystals can be very difficult to buy and to know what you're getting if you are not a qualifield gemmologist (even then it can be really difficult). Unfortunately a few bad eggs can make the entire industry look bad.

Gaby
22-03-2005, 00:31
Yes, Emeraldgirl, that's correct. Some people tries to do that. We also find a lot of sellers who are right, but think they have to put a lot of names to a stone to increase the selling target and get people who are not very interested in stones... That's silly, but I heard a lot of little sellers saying or thinking about that!

Majecot
22-03-2005, 09:12
Gaby those are great sites thank you. I did have to chuckle a few times over the Misleading names.

That second site, I got lost at for quite a while after I opened it. Some interesting stuff there.

Gaby
22-03-2005, 11:40
Thanks, Majecot! Yes, they are amazing sites, I've learned a lot in the second one. This part, about physical characteristics of minerals is incredible
http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/physical.htm