It is now possible to buy ethically sourced Zambian emeralds through partnership of Gemfields and Gübelin Gem Lab using Nano-Particle Technology.

Gemfields has decided to tackle head on a big issue which has been plaguing the gem trade for a long time.  How to guarantee the emerald you bought is ethically sourced?  Through the partnership with Gübelin Gem Lab, they came up with a very creative solution by using Gübelin’s new “Provenance Proof” nanoparticle technology which proves … Continue reading It is now possible to buy ethically sourced Zambian emeralds through partnership of Gemfields and Gübelin Gem Lab using Nano-Particle Technology.

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How much does it cost to buy a 1 to 3 carat untreated, no oil, 100% natural emerald from Zambia?

Continuing with the series in how much a paticular gemstone should cost, today I will try to tackle another common question I get asked which is – “how much does a no oil, untreated, 100% natural emerald cost? Can you forward me a price list for these type of emeralds from 1 carat to 3 … Continue reading How much does it cost to buy a 1 to 3 carat untreated, no oil, 100% natural emerald from Zambia?

Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?

Telling the difference between a natural, no oil emerald from the one which has been “enhanced” with oil or resin or dye is a very important skill any emerald buyer should know before going out there to buy one.   Depending on the level of treatment and/or type of treatment, there are significant different price points … Continue reading Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?

Rare 3.02 carats unheated ruby & GIA certified 2.87 carats no oil & untreated emerald!

We have recently acquired two very unique gemstones.  Both are 100% natural and not subject to any treatment by man! The first one is an unheated and no treatment 3.02 carats vivid red ruby from Mozambique.  The stone has been certified by GRS (Gemresearch Swisslab).  Details in how rare this type of ruby is can be read … Continue reading Rare 3.02 carats unheated ruby & GIA certified 2.87 carats no oil & untreated emerald!

How to Buy Gemstones in Bangkok, Thailand?

Buying a color gemstone in Bangkok or Thailand can be both very rewarding or horrifying experience.  However, when actually reading online in many travel forums or discussion boards, it will seem their are more horror "Thai Gem scams" story tales then the pleasant rewarding ones.  It has always been a fact that negative news like revolutions, accidents, … Continue reading How to Buy Gemstones in Bangkok, Thailand?