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Dear Miachelle (sp.?)
You don't explain how you acquired the emeralds, nor do you describe
them.I vaguely recall having seen come-ons which claimed to be able
to send you a large quantity of emeralds for a pittance. If this is
the kind of thing that you are talking about, you might just as well
chalk it up to experience. The old something for nothing gimmick is
totally worn out ! Good natural emeralds are exceedingly rare and
valuable, whereas greenish beryl, the mineral that is emerald when it
is a rich green in color, is more rare than diamonds !
The biggest pitfall in gemstones is to ASSUME that when a stone is
technically verifiable as being a given gemstone, and, therefore
valuable, is an open invitation to fraud ! Gemstones come in wide
variations of value and quality. Many of the diamonds that are used
in jewelry today are not at all valuable. They are the stones that
would have been used for abrasive purposes when diamond mining
relegated bottom quality stones to industrial applications. The
people who sell bags full of "gemstones" for a pittance are sucker
mongers....they are scum who parasitize the innocent !
Ron Mills, Mills Gem Co., Los Osos, Ca.