Month: January 2020

What the Heck is all the Fuss About?

Lab-grown diamonds have not been around in commercial quantities long enough to establish secondary values. The polished market has exhibited some positive trends and slight upticks in price. DeBeers cuts rough prices for first time this year.

Colored Stone Market – January 2020

Young consumers continue to drive jewelry trends. Applying old marketing models to new consumers will miss the mark. Responsible sourcing continues to impact supply and demand. As large companies mine aggressively, some areas get exhausted rapidly. Sapphire remains king and expected to remain into this decade.

White Buffalo: An Update

“The original white buffalo stones are not turquoise, they are dolomite, and are Located in esmeralda county just west of Tonopah, Nevada, as it’s just on the edge of Nye. Dry Creek is known for having white turquoise which some called ‘sacred buffalo’ but is a separate stone from white buffalo.