Color Craft to Certify Colored Gemstones

Color Craft of New York is introducing a new line of jewelry featuring only certified natural-color colored gemstones. Each piece will be accompanied by a gemological report from the American Gem Trade Association's Gem Testing Center. Bill Jobbins, general manager of Color Craft, says the program was created because of recent events within the colored-gem industry. "With the tanzanite situation and the new heat-treated corundum coming out of Bangkok, we felt that it was extremely important for retailers to have lab reports describing their stones," he explains. "In this new program, we will not have any heated stones and only a minimum of enhancement for emeralds. Diamonds aren't the only rare and certifiable gems. With everything that's happening, I feel that top-quality precious stones have an even greater need for a lab report." Jobbins also notes that Color Craft is targeting be
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