Month: February 2013

Pearls Shine in Tucson

The members of the annual Friday morning pearl walk organized by GemGuide advisor Lois Berger experienced the changes first hand. Dealers representing each of the major cultured varieties—Akoya, Tahitian, South Seas and Chinese Freshwaters—were reporting…

In The Land of Zultanite

The Milenyum Diaspore mine is the world’s only known deposit of gem quality Diaspore. The mineral diaspore is mined in many locations around the world, but no other are currently known that produce this beautiful…

Diamond Market

Rough prices are stable. Slight decreases still felt in some diamond categories but expectations are for possible increases later in the year. Antwerp markets still apprehensive with bank changes there. In the US, SI and…

Tucson and Beyond

With better than expected attendance and serious buyers, Tucson exceeded expectations for most gem dealers. The high end is still strong but the middle is slowly coming back. Red, pink, and lavender spinel colors all…