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 Post subject: My latest dumb question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Yes, dumb question #4396:

Since a synthetic gemstone has all the properties as a natural gemstone, would the formula for estimating the weight of a set stone be the same for both? I'd assume yes, but you know what happens when we assume 8) :P .

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 Post subject: Re: My latest dumb question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:40 pm 
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You are correct, Barbara, the weight estimation would be the same.

And, you know, the only dumb questions are the one which don't get asked. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:01 am 
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I was wondering about this last night - thanks for clearing it up! =D>

I assume that the "synthetic calculation" will also be the more accurate as contamination/inclusions will be much less compared to natural?


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