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 Post subject: New Treatment of Blue Sapphires (?)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:49 pm 
It seems that there is again a new treatment that has hit Blue Sapphires. Seemed to be some sort of cobalt / magnesium-treated electric blue sapphires. Does anyone have any current information available?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:01 pm 
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Try here,
http://www.themelis.com/News.htm
Down the page a bit.

I'm sure Mr. Thelmis will discuss this during his chat on the 14th.
If you ask him. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:24 pm 
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Yes we have been aware of the rumours of other then BE been used but it has still been somewhat uncertain, Lithium was mentioned as showing up in some early tests. We have had a man in Thailand for the last couple of weeks trying to sell product. The early reports of some of the lengths they are going to to treat the stone is worrying. One lot that he saw was just going back into the oven after first 4weeks, then two and reported to be going back again for another 1week, all at high temp with BE. He was traveling far up into a remote part of thailand in the last days to see a cooker that is reported to have mastered the blue treatment, he has been out of contact so far but it will be interesting to hear what he said.

One thing is certain Blue Sapphire isnt Blue Sapphire anymore, and another sector of the Gem game is in for a rough time.

Cheers Andrew

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