Category: News Archive

Diamond Market

Positive holiday sales drive the diamond market amid pandemic resurgence. What is old is new in a newly manufactured old European cut diamond. Dominion Diamond Mines (DDM) of Canada finally sells its Ekati Diamond Mine. Blue diamonds discovered at the legendary Cullinan Diamond Mine.

Pink Spinel

Gem quality spinel has a long history of being confused with other gems or even a misguided reputation of being a ruby simulant. Thanks to newly gained appreciation and understanding of its own qualities, it now stands on its own merit as a fine gemstone in the modern gem market.

Blue Sapphire with Fluorescence

Fluorescence is a common feature for a gemologist to note for a variety of gem materials. Some common gems of which fluorescence is well-known include diamond, ruby, pink spinel, pink and purple sapphire and alexandrite.

Colored Stone Market

The market conditions leading into season invite a cautiously optimistic outlook. Unusual colors of classic varieties selling well. Wealthy consumers coming off of vacationless summers turn to Paraìba and other fine gems to add some excitement. All business is local this year.