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Natural vs. Enhanced Lapidary Gem Materials by Helen Serras-Herman

Helen compared natural gem materials against the simulants available in today’s market. She provided slides of Sonora Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Lapis, Azurite with Malachite, and natural drusy gemstones alongside simulants made to imitate these natural materials. The term “simulants” refers to … Continue reading

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