Category: Colored Stone Market

Colored Stone Market

We have only modest expectations for the holiday season. Less expensive gems such as garnet and quartz are the gems of choice this season offering more choices than just the big three. However, better commercial…

Colored Stone Market

Activity is slow in most markets for colored stones and we are seeing some price corrections following years of huge increases. However, while China may be slowing down, there are some signs of improvement in…

Colored Stone Market

Buyers at JCK focus on specific products and price points. Colored stone business concentrated at high and low end with the middle soft. Colored stone confidence may be gaining with slightly improved sales. Corundum and…

Colored Stone Market

A possible correction is predicted for some high end gemstones that had huge price gains in the past few years. With the tax season upon us, consumers in the U.S. were not focusing on buying…

Colored Stone Market

The jewelry holiday season started with better than expected results. In bridal jewelry, the trend is to use more color, specifically sapphire and ruby. Tanzanite is regaining popularity with renewed interest. Untreated corundum prices are…

Colored Stone Market

The prevailing attitude in the market is still one of caution. However, several months of positive economic news gives cause for marginal optimism for jewelers this holiday season. Consumer confi- dence has more than doubled…

Colored Stone Market

The colored stone market experienced a typical slow summer at the retail and wholesale level of the market. However, dealers also report that production remains stagnant in key producing areas and that is not typical…

Colored Stone Market

May and early June brought more industry headlines reporting bankruptcies and layoffs at major retailers and manufacturers. However, that is not the complete story. In at least a few of these cases the firms were…