Many natural/genuine gemstones are processed and/or enhanced from the time they are extracted from the earth by one or more traditionally accepted jewelry industry practices.
All natural/genuine gemstones sold in our stores have probably been subjected to a stable and possibly undetectable enhancement process. All relevant information will be readily provided to the best of our knowledge.
Prevailing market values are based on these accepted processes by the gem and jewelry trade.
Created gemstones have the same chemical and mineral characteristics as their natural counterparts, the difference is that they have been created in the laboratory.
Cultured pearls may have been bleached and/or dyed to achieve their color. All relevant information will be readily provided to the best of our knowledge.