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Gem Focus - March 2019

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Gemworld International

Aquamarine: The color of the sea when it's calm..... Aquamarine is considered to be the second most popular variety of beryl after emerald. While modern mineralogy states the varieties of beryl species with distinct definitions, ancients…

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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…

Pearl Varieties

Pearls are a vast subject worthy of years of study. There are nacreous and non-nacreous pearls, each with subcategories of varieties. Prices, colors, qualities, sizes are seemingly endless and it takes great effort to learn about all…

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…