Category: Market Trends


The price of the classic gemstone has steadily risen over the years, especially in regards to the larger sizes and highly coveted Santa Maria color.

Blue Zircon

The most popular hue of zircon has increased in demand, and though price has gone up slightly in fine goods, its affordable price point still offers a lot of look for less.

Lab-Grown Diamonds

The category has found a solid position in the market, but prices continue to slide. Production is up, though, and designers and even some growers are introducing new jewelry lines all the time.

Tahitian Pearls

The pandemic hit Tahitian cultured pearl supply hard, with shortages only now starting to stabilize. Tight supply combined with high demand means prices are way up and likely to rise further.

Argyle Pink Diamonds

The natural colored diamond market remains strong and steady, and closure of Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in Australia sealed the rarity of Argyle pinks.

Cobalt Spinel

Vivid cobalt spinels are particularly rare and more expensive than the other blue spinels. Recently, a new source outside Mahenge in Tanzania has excited the gem trade.

Mint Tourmaline

The term mint is generally applied to light to medium green to blue-green tourmalines with high saturation with no gray or brown component. Tourmaline gemstone varieties are known to fall into any color of the spectrum…

Large Colored Stones

The GemGuide Market Trend article typically covers a single gemstone that has shown an interesting trend in demand and/or price. However, this report presents a trend that is more general in nature. Such an observation has been made lately and was mentioned by several gem dealers following Tucson gem shows. That is that big and bold gemstones are getting increasingly popular.