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  • Promotion 2017: 20% Discount

    Princess Gemstones Offers you a 20% discount on all gemstones! New and old customers can now save 20% on their next purchase on PrincessGemstones.com. Now is the time to make a bargain and get this beautiful gemstone you have been wanting or use the opportunity and design a  piece of...
  • Gemstone Certificates From GFCO GEM LAB

    We are excited to announce that from now on we can provide our valued customers gemstone certificates from the Swiss lab GFCO Gem Lab in Bangkok, Thailand. When you purchase a stone you now have the option to add the certificate 'Starlight Report' from GFCO Gem Lab to your cart...
  • Zircon Heat Treatment

    The Zircon from Ratanakiri, Cambodia is heat treated almost directly at the source. Most of stone burners and dealers are located in the small town of Ban Lung, about 30 km away from the mines. The following video shows the whole process of the treatment to turn brown zircon into...
  • Mohs Hardness Scale

    The Mohs hardness scale was developed by the German geologist and mineralogist Frederich Mohs in the year 1812. Instead of classifying minerals by there chemical compositions, he used their physical characteristics. The scale describes the scratch resistance between various minerals. It goes from the softest mineral talc (1) to the...
  • Zircon

    Zircon is a well known mineral and popular among gem lovers and occurs in many different colors. Unfortunately this gem has suffered in the past because of the similarity in the name with the synthetic Cubic Zirconia (CZ). This artificial material has been used as a diamond substitute for many...
  • Takeo Smoky Quartz and Topaz

    Takeo is a province in southern Cambodia close to the border to Vietnam. The region has some deposits of quartz and topaz and some aquamarine. None of those deposits is of significance for commercial exploration. However, there is continues mining at Takeo for the last 20+ years on very small...

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