How do you recognize real gemstones, synthetic variants, glass or plastic?

You want to buy a beautiful piece of jewelry but you have doubts. Because is this a real gemstone? That question is more complex than you think. At first glance, you often think you know which stone it is, but this can often be a very wrong assumption. For example, red garnet or red spinel may look like a ruby, ​​but they are not. The garnet or the spinel are beautiful stones but represent a different value than a real ruby. That's why it is important that you know which gemstone is in the jewelry you want to buy and pay the right price.

Gemstone expert Laetitia and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

My love for gemstones brought me to GIA and there I studied gemology. First color gems and then diamonds and pearls. After a few years, I graduated as a GIA gemologist (GIA graduate gemologist, GG). The knowledge I have gained through my studies allows me to judge whether gemstones are real. You can imagine that we set high standards for the gemstones in the jewelry of Kiliaan Jewelry. Finally, you want to be sure that you buy a piece of jewelry with a real gemstone.

Customer reviews

Received the package perfectly again and packed so nicely!! And….. another sweet present! Thank you for that! It's a gift for my daughter and it arrived so nicely on time! Thanks again!' Joke M.

'Beautiful bracelets made with so much love, personal contact and everything is negotiable. A regular supplier for me for years, both for my own bracelets and stylish, unique gifts.' Ingeborg K.
'Bought a very nice necklace at the Italy fair in Haarzuilens, small problem with the way the stone was attached. After consultation with Laetitia, I sent the necklace and quickly received it back and repaired it completely to your liking! Really great, I am now very happy with it again.' Ineke H.

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