Category: News Archive

Diamonds in Brief

The stores are complaining. The business is slow. As I write this, we are crawling into the fourth and final quarter of the year. Lets hope its a good one. In the last issue of…

Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a relative newcomer as far as gems go. Discovered in 1967 in the African nation of Tanzania, the initial pocket of mate- rial was quite small. Many stories are tied to its discovery…

Diamonds in Brief

As we crawl into the final quarter preparing for the busy season, a few things are certain. There will be fewer large diamonds available and global demand for these will force prices up. There will…

Colored Stone Market

Reports from the colored stone market are as confusing as I have ever seen them. Some dealers are reporting successful business this summer, but many were disappointed with the lack of business. For those that…

Blue Topaz Update

Acting on a complaint earlier this summer, the NRC informed retail jewelers that they may be selling blue topaz in noncompliance with NRC regulations. The NRC letter also purportedly requested the names of the retailers…