Month: January 2024

Photography 101

A new series shares tips on photographing gems with simple equipment. First up is how to build a light reflector to avoid having a phone back or case reflecting into the stone.

Montana Sapphire

The latest Gem Note dives into the differences in sapphires sourced in Montana and why it’s so hard to price Rock Creek and Missouri River corundum.

Red Spinel

The gem, long beloved throughout history—even though, at times, it was appreciated as ruby—has continued to rise in price, especially in the fine quality, as supply once again becomes scarce.