Category: Colored Stone Market

Colored Stone Market Report

The economy remains the big concern as consumers are feel- ing significant pressure on house-hold budgets. Unemployment and declining incomes are real concerns facing many Americans. However, in spite of the current tough news, the…

Colored Stone Market

The economy continues to be the biggest influence on the gem market. The Consumer Confidence Index rose moderately in November. Just one month earlier, the Index had declined to an all-time low. Conference Board director…

Colored Stone Market

The economy figured prominently into the recent changes to the fall/winter edition of the GemGuide Color. In many categories prices have held stable with spring/summer levels. The slowing market has negated some of the increases…

Colored Stone Market

By now you have heard that President Bush has signed the bill that tightened sanctions against the Burmese government and effectively closed the loophole that allowed the importation of products originating in Burma into the…

Colored Stone Market

The JCK Vegas Show provided an opportunity to assess the current market. Activity is about what should be expected during the summer months, and that is quiet. But this year the sense of inactivity is…

Colored Stone Market

The colored stone market remains volatile. Gemstone prices continue to increase as the U.S. dollar continues it slide against other major world cur- rencies. This is frustrating dealers who are seeing their costs climb at…

Colored Stone Market

Reports from the colored stone market are as confusing as I have ever seen them. Some dealers are reporting successful business this summer, but many were disappointed with the lack of business. For those that…

Colored Stone Market

Despite the slowdown in sales for the U.S. jewelry industry, the colored stone market is experiencing growth. Last year was a record year for colored stone imports into the U.S. Among the leaders was emerald. Colombian…