A practicing gemologist should be aware of many imitations and treatments of mother-of-pearl, despite its abundance and inexpensive existence in the market.
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I devoted several pages to the subject of treatment disclosure and why it was not just a “swell idea,” but necessary to the very survival of the natural gem trade.
In what is an unprecedented recovery over the prior two years of COVID-19 the diamond market has gained faster and recovered more than any of the other luxury markets and it continues to capture the largest share of expendable income dollars.
Dealers express optimism for holiday season. Market gearing up for Tucson but realistic about the potential for Omicron variant to discourage some overseas participation.
Colored Stone Market
Faceted brazilianites are definitely not an “off the shelf” gemstone.
The most often encountered task for gemologist-appraisers are reports involving merchandise seized as contraband.
The Appraiser's Notebook
Jade—this ancient Eastern treasure—is given as thorough an English language exposed by Hughes, et al., as possible for such an important subject.
More recently the market has experienced a surge in demand for blue-green sapphire marketed as “teal” sapphire.
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