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Johachidolite

INTRODUCTION Johachidolite is a very rare mineral of a borate group. Thismineral was first discovered by Japanese scientists E. Iwase and N. Saito in 1942 in the territory of occupiedKorea, in a place that in the…

Appraisals – PDF Formats

A common request from clients to the appraiser is to email a PDF of the appraisal to them or directly to their insurance agent (which you will soon see is not a good practice). Some…

Tucson Gem Shows 2019

Tucson sets expectations for 2019. Good demand for an array of colored stones. Two industries, one new and one old. Sapphires are king but everyone loves garnets. The emeralds of Ethiopia surprisingly scarce. Emerald disclosure or blunder? The…

Colorful Start to the Year

Tucson had diamonds! Colors, slices, and more could all be found in Tucson. While some fancy color prices rose or were stable, fancy yellows declined in price due to an abundant supply including many from Canada. Round…

AMAZON Foe or Friend?

A positive year for jewelry but not entirely for some diamond manufacturers. One in five Americans in the market for diamonds. Amazon entering jewelry market in a big way. Gahcho Kué mine in Canada, in joint…

Fancy Zoisite

In recent years following the continued popularity of tanzanite, fancy colors of zoisite have been increasing in demand. Pink, green, orange, and even brownish yellow colors are being sought after. Prices are rising not only…

Colored Stone Market

Demand for colored gems met expectations with optimism for 2019. Sapphires remain the most sought after gemstone in color. Colored stone earrings were strong jewelry sellers. Young new artistic energy is generating strong business. As…