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Big Issues Brewing

The diamond market is interesting for sure right now. While many stores are closing, domestic and international sales are up and the average retail sale is up. However, in melee, there is a surplus and…

Amethyst

Amethyst, the purple-violet variety of quartz has been revered and used by many different cultures. A multitude of symbolisms and spiritual powers have been ascribed to it throughout millennia. Although there were a number of…

Morganite (Natural or Treated?)

“Peach” is among the most desirable colors for gemstones. Whether it is sapphire, morganite or garnet…peach is hot! The Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 is “Living Coral” so the color peach is even…

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…