Category: Market Trends

Market Trends: Spinel

Spinels offer one of the best choices for jewelers looking to create attractive designs from a natural product that boasts all the attributes that gemstones are supposed to exhibit. The market is currently enjoying a…

Market Trends: Akoya Pearls

Today, akoya pearls are produced in Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam, with the most significant source clearly being Japan. Akoya experts report that production has declined sharply during the last three decades. According to industry…

Market Trends: Zircon

Recently there has been consid- erable discussion of gems that have increased market profile due to the price point or suit- ability for color substitution. Zircon is a prime example of such a stone. Currently…

Market Trends: Pink Sapphire

The corundum market has experienced volatility during the past few years. Prices in several varieties including ruby, blue, purple and orange sapphire have risen. However, the one standout has been the roller coaster ride of…

Market Trends: Yellow Sapphire

The markets may be tight and there is certainly downward pressure on gems in the industry. However, some prices are holding and some have even managed to increase despite the economic forecasts. Blue sapphire prices…