Properly Inheriting Precious Gemstones and Jewelry in the Philippines

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It's enough of a recurrence to note that many Filipinos seeking out gemological evaluation for their property, do so because the items currently in their possession were passed down to them from previous generations of their family. Inheritances, often called 'mana', or 'pinagmanahan' in the local Tagalog dialect, can sometimes be very tricky to self-examine, since no information was given as part of the acquisition, unlike when you buy a wedding ring or diamond bracelet from a jewelry store, the staff detail the item's characteristics to you using the best of their knowledge.



Occasionally, people can have hopes that the piece of jewelry they've just inherited, could fetch a large sum of money. The opposite is also true, in the sense that a recipient of an item could doubt its authenticity and therefore its value. This is particularly sensitive, when it comes to equally or proportionally dividing inheritance items among several parties. How would you divide things in a respectable, value-based equality without first knowing the worth of the items to be split?

Proportioning Inheritance Lots Fairly Can Be Very Challenging When Faced with Unknown Item Values. We Help by Providing Information Critical to Best Handling these Situations with Proper Awareness and Transparency.


Gemological laboratories like Gemcamp, have been able to help alleviate some of the stress and risks associated with inheritance division. We are indeed able to identify and valuate your various pieces of inherited jewelry or gemstones, so that your family can have a clear sense of their objective and financial worth in today's current markets.

It's also important to be aware of certain historical facts when it comes to inherited jewelry. Some items that were acquired by ancestors, were most likely cut or manufactured several decades ago. Certain sciences and technologies did not exist in those times. For example, for a long stretch of time, ruby and spinel were once considered to be the same stone. It was the advent of scientific gemology that separated these two gem species from each other by studying their chemical / atomic, optic and geological properties.

Simulant gemstones, such as flame-fusion corundum (ruby, sapphire) had also existed over a hundred years ago, so while gemology is a fairly new science- it's vital to remember that the intention of creating fake gemstones, has been around for quite some time. It's everyone's responsibility to know more about the precious treasures in their possession so that they can act accordingly in safeguarding, sharing or trading these items with the rest of society.

Gemcamp Laboratories

A Discovery Institute for Gemstones and Gemology

Our resident gemologists believe in encouraging public trust within the jewellery industry through shared education, value transparency and professionalism.

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