Category: Market Trends

Market Trends: White Sapphire

Like most sapphire varieties, white sapphire has experienced increased demand and higher prices during the past few years. Dealers in Sri Lanka report that material is being heated to produce the colorless material now that…

Market Trends: Tanzanite

The lead story discusses the price volatility associated with tanzanite through the years. The following charts illustrate this for the years since 1993. All graphs represent average prices in each category, not the high or…

Market Trends: Emeralds

The lead article goes into great detail regarding the fall and rise of emerald prices over the last decade plus. The graphic above illustrates this. Prices in the graph are for one carat emeralds with…

Market Trends: Synthetic Diamonds

The synthetic diamond market continues to expand. Although dealers and manufacturers of natural diamonds express concerns that synthetics pose a risk to the market and as such should not be graded using the GIA diamond nomenclature, the reality…