Mined in America

Many of the world's finest gems come from the Third World: Mogok ruby from Burma, tanzanite from Tanzania, tsavorite from Kenya. But North America also has treasures to brag about, and, gemologically speaking, that's very reassuring. For example, are you worried about the color-origin of Thai-enhanced ruby and sapphires, which might have undergone bulk diffusion? The United States has excellent sources of documented natural and traditionally heat-treated rainbow colors of sapphire from Montana. Have you heard that up to half of the "natural" amethyst in stock is actually synthetic? Beat the odds and buy natural U.S. amethyst. Are your customers concerned about buying conflict diamonds? Show them the Canadian Northwest Territories Government certificate of origin. Here's an overview of what's available close to home, and where to find it: Diamond. Historically, discussion of Ame
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