Month: March 2020


INTRODUCTION Rhodonite is a mineral species, manganese inosilicate, with the formula MnSiO3. It often contains minor Ca and traces of Mg and Fe. The name rhodonite comes from the Greek for “rose” (rhodos), in allusion to…

Tucson Gemfair 2020

The new decade ushered in a renewed sense of optimism during Tucson. No major new gems to drive captivate buyers this year. Price changes in certain categories drove strong dealer to dealer trading and the…

The Impact of Cut on Colored Gemstones

Gems are broadly classified into three categories of cutting styles from traditional, fantasy, and precision. There are often debates as to how these cuts impact value and certainly, beauty. Better cuts will impact beauty and beauty will impact value. Cutters often have a story, and that story may include responsible sourcing, the cut, and the cutter and marketing these leads to better profit.