Category: Gem Market News

Gemworld Live Webinar Series: Market Update

December Market Update: Current Trends Influencing the Market for Antique Diamonds with special guest, veteran diamond dealer Michael Goldstein. Current trends influencing the market for antique diamonds are among some of the most interesting being observed for any product in the industry.  Recent social and economic developments are reshaping market drivers for old cut diamonds and estate jewelry in ways that were unimaginable a decade ago. Whether or not one deals in old cut stones, recognizing these trends and understanding the underlying conditions that fostered them provides an opportunity to reach a growing consumer base. 

Diaspore

INTRODUCTION Diaspore is a mineral species with the formula, AlO(OH). It was first discovered in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia (the type locality) in 1801. Since the initial discovery, diaspore has been found in numerous localities around the…

Taaffeite

Introduction Taaffeite, (pronounced TAH-fite), is a mineral species crystallizing in the hexagonal system with the formula Mg3Al8BeO16. It is often included on a list of the rarest gemstones in the world. For a period of time, only a handful of…

Colored Stone Market

This past year revealed more signs that the industry is adjusting to the new dynamic that emerged as the economy recovered from the recession. Colored stone dealers are optimistic heading into the holiday season. Increasing…

Diamond Market

Vegas was all about fancy color diamonds. Demand for melee and single stones in color is strong. Colorless diamond prices are stable despite rising cost of rough. Manufacturers are angry at mining companies for the…

Diamond Market

Synthetic and treated diamond melee continues to plague the industry. Auctions continue to amaze with record prices on diamonds. Mixed US markets heading into the holidays. Belgium exports rise but US is third in world…

Diamond Market

Diamond markets remain soft among some uncertainty heading into new year. Overall prices declined by about 15% for one carat diamonds in 2011. DeBeers announces synthetic diamond tester for use with large parcels of melee. This…