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Gem Lover
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Re: AIG Report

Post by Gem Lover » 2 months ago

@colljoe Thank you for that info, they never said anything about being treated, just natural but shop lc also calls their glass filled ruby natural which I do not think is right. I will be checking out the report info to see what I can did up. If this is heat treated then why did they make such a big deal out of it and charge so much more, such a rip off if that is the case. The original price on this item was $187.99.
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Re: AIG Report

Post by colljoe » 1 month ago

Gem Lover wrote:
2 months ago
@colljoe Thank you for that info, they never said anything about being treated, just natural but shop lc also calls their glass filled ruby natural which I do not think is right. I will be checking out the report info to see what I can did up. If this is heat treated then why did they make such a big deal out of it and charge so much more, such a rip off if that is the case. The original price on this item was $187.99.
Gem Lover: This AIG report and what you found out about it being "one of the beads" I though was outrageous. The AIG report on "one" bead? Which bead? And is it "one" bead from every necklace they sell that gets the AIG report? They do mention in their TV Presentation that one bead was passed through the AIG, but all the beads are alike. As a reseller, it is my obligation to disclose that, (as well as it being heat treated). I pulled up the piece and in the Rating and Reviews someone asked; "it says natural but the description says heat treated, what is it?"...SLC said to "contact customer service". Suspicious! I looked at the description of the piece and sure enough, it states under Treatment - H. So I pulled up Gemstone Enhancements and looked under Lists. Under Amber:Baltic, the H stands for heat treated to enhance color and to add "sun spangles". Something I have never heard of. To me, personally, that is not natural and never should have been sold as such. And, in my personal and humble opinion here, should have been sold for half of what it is selling for, just because it is NOT natural amber.
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Re: AIG Report

Post by Gem Lover » 1 month ago

@colljoe I agree and I think the reports are just a gimmick.
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Re: AIG Report

Post by Spooky » 1 month ago

Gem Lover wrote:
2 months ago
@Spooky Adding up the beads will not work with this one because the beads are graduated and not all the same size. My whole concern is if the report is for just one bead then the rest could be fake for all I know, if they are going to give you a report on the item it should be on the whole item. If you get a report from a jeweler it is on all the stones in the item not just one unless the report is on a solitaire. This is fishy to me.
Exactly! I was agreeing with you. Fishy. My other thought was
getting an approximation of the carat weight. Yes you’d be guessing but it might give you a little more information.
Tip: how to tell if you have real amber, get UV lamp
and shine it on your amber. If the beads fluoresce it’s real. The beads will look somewhat like a neon sign but
probably not that bright. I test all my amber this way.
I ordered the certified amber bracelet and will be testing each bead.
I got my UV lamp/flashlight for gem identification a long time ago but they’re readily available online.
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Re: AIG Report

Post by Spooky » 1 month ago

colljoe wrote:
1 month ago
Gem Lover wrote:
2 months ago
@colljoe Thank you for that info, they never said anything about being treated, just natural but shop lc also calls their glass filled ruby natural which I do not think is right. I will be checking out the report info to see what I can did up. If this is heat treated then why did they make such a big deal out of it and charge so much more, such a rip off if that is the case. The original price on this item was $187.99.
Gem Lover: This AIG report and what you found out about it being "one of the beads" I though was outrageous. The AIG report on "one" bead? Which bead? And is it "one" bead from every necklace they sell that gets the AIG report? They do mention in their TV Presentation that one bead was passed through the AIG, but all the beads are alike. As a reseller, it is my obligation to disclose that, (as well as it being heat treated). I pulled up the piece and in the Rating and Reviews someone asked; "it says natural but the description says heat treated, what is it?"...SLC said to "contact customer service". Suspicious! I looked at the description of the piece and sure enough, it states under Treatment - H. So I pulled up Gemstone Enhancements and looked under Lists. Under Amber:Baltic, the H stands for heat treated to enhance color and to add "sun spangles". Something I have never heard of. To me, personally, that is not natural and never should have been sold as such. And, in my personal and humble opinion here, should have been sold for half of what it is selling for, just because it is NOT natural amber.
They did bring up the whole ‘spangle’ thing in the presentation but never said the beaded necklace or bracelet’s amber beads were heated. Also, part of the sales pitch was that a lot of the amber you see at trade shows
is reconstituted but these beads weren’t and therefore
are more special.
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