GEM IDENTIFICATION

 
 
ACCURATELY IDENTIFYING THE SPECIES, VARIETY AND/ OR GROUP OF A GEMSTONE IS CRUCIAL IN ORDER TO APPRAISE IT.  WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUALLY BEING DEVELOPED AND APPLIED TO ALTER AND TREAT GEMSTONES, IT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE DIFFICULT.  THE GEM IDENTIFICATION REPORT STATES WHETHER THE GEMSTONE IS NATURAL, SYNTHETIC, AND WHETHER IT HAS BEEN ENHANCED OR TREATED.  IT IS ACCOMPANIED BY A PHOTOGRAPH AND DATA DESCRIBING ITS CHARACTERISTICS, WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENTS WITH GRADING.