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I'm with Jim on this one. Knowing the mine (as in buying it from the
miner) is important and can drive price way up! But, to me a more
important aspect in this day and age is to be able to determine if
the stone is natural, stabilized, reconstituted, enhanced (as in
dyed) or is just plain fake!! Without going into the various points
of each, there are ways to determine these characteristics "and
still be fooled"!!
Cheers from Don in SOFL.