Sterling Canyon suggests you go to the grocery store tomorrow and go to the meat counter. Probably there’s a sign that says that this meat is natural. Well that’s good. That means that the meat is minimally processed. It does not mean the meat is organic or without hormones. The same may be said about gemstones. The gemstones that you are buying or receiving this Christmas season, the ones that hang around your neck or dangle from your ears could be called natural. Some may be glass, but to advertise that they are natural would be a misnomer. All finished gemstones whether you like it or not are not natural, at least in the meat sense. The Rubies and Emeralds you plan to give or receive have been processed either by irradiation to enhance the deep rich color of the stone, or have been injected with dyes, waxes, and even plastic and epoxy. Perhaps high heat and pressure is added for good measure.
You didn’t think that a simple cut and polish is all that occurs after the gems are dug out of the ground? The retailer is supposed to inform you of this but that information rarely makes it out of the salesman’s mouth. So don’t be shocked or embarrassed by these facts. Whether the stones were had at Walmart or Zales, it is a simple fact of modern life. Enjoy the brilliance that modern processing techniques can bring to your lovely earlobes. They will love you evermore. And love Sterling Canyon for the finest designer Silver and Gemstone jewelry.