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Heating sapphires is done to concentrate color and enhance the overall appearance of a sapphire. Nearly all blue sapphires are heat treated in order to achieve high levels of saturation and better tones. Heating sapphires to over 1000 degrees Celsius melts the inside of the sapphire and dissolves many of the mineral inclusions which detract from body color and translucency. As the sapphire is brought close to its melting point, the crystals of embedded minerals are reduced to microscopic clouds and blended into the corundum matrix which makes up the sapphire. Thus, creating a more saturated color and darker tones.
Once you know the weight, clarity, cut, color of your diamond, you can then begin your more serious research by finding out what local jewelers are charging for equivalent diamonds. This will give you an idea of the retail replacement value of your diamond. When you go to sell your diamond, however, you will be offered a wholesale price as most diamonds can be found easily in the wholesale market and jewelers and diamond dealers will not pay more than what they would if seeking your diamond in a wholesale environment. 
Citrine, a member of the quartz family, presents a pale yellow to brownish orange color and is rare in nature. In the past citrine was confused with topaz due to its color and beauty. Citrine remains a reasonably prized gemstone and because of its fine color often used in fine jewelry.

In recent years tourmalines from the Paraiba region of Brazil have become very popular with collectors. The relative value of Paraiba tourmalines is much higher than its cousins and in this case it matters much where you came from. Brazil yields the most valuable tourmalines while they are also found in Afghanistan,  Pakistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique and the United States. California and Main are two states where tourmalines are found.

Tourmalines are durable and stable gemstones suitable for every day wear and due to their reasonable pricing, can be part of nearly everyone’s collection. Tourmalines are 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. This means that they can withstand the rigors of everyday use without any problems. Tourmalines should be cleaned with a soft toothbrush and warm water. They should not be exposed to extreme heat or the vibrations of an ultrasonic due to their inclusions.

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