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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…

Tenebrescent Zircon

Zircon is a well-known gemstone that is available in a variety of colors from many worldwide locations. Not very well-known is the variety known as tenebrescent zircon. Tenebrescence, also known as reversible photochromism, is defined as…

Yellow Sapphire

Fancy sapphires have been around and popular for different reasons as much as ruby and blue sapphire. The broad color spectrum of fancy sapphires is very appealing to many consumers. Yellow sapphire, also known as…

Geuda Sapphire

GEUDA SAPPHIRE: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF A TRANSFORMATIVE GEMSTONE Despite humble beginnings, geuda sapphire revolutionized the jewelry industry through its transformation from insignificant rock to dazzling gem. A simple invention led to an entirely new…

Tsavorite Garnet

The colored gem market has more to offer than the big three (ruby, sapphire and emerald) in recent decades. Availability of bigger and higher quality garnets in a range of colors beyond the classical red varieties…

Ruby ( The King of Gems)

Ruby (The King of Gems) Joanna Hardy Hardcover, 328 pages, color illustrated ISBN: 978-0-500-51941-7 ©2017 by Violette Limited and Gemfields PLC Published by Thames & Hudson It’s not common to start a book review with details of the external features of…

Hiddenite

Spodumene that is green in color is often sold under the name “hiddenite.” In the strictest sense, the term hiddenite refers to pale green to emerald green transparent spodumene colored by chromium from Alexander County…