Category: Colored Stone Market

Colored Stone Market

The JCK Las Vegas show matched expectations at least as far as colored stone sales are concerned. It was neither a strong nor weak show. Dealers exhibiting at the AGTA pavilion located on the lower…

Colored Stone Market

Business in the international gem market is reportedly way off this spring. Supply is tight in the high end goods and small scale investment in production is lagging. The excitement that colored stone dealers had…

Colored Stone Market

More encouraging signs for the North American gem and jewelry trade are surfacing this time in recent reports issued in Hong Kong and India. In each, market growth that is attributed to improving consumption in…

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…