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?

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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?

Gemstones Basic 101: The 9 Essentials for Gemstones

Top Color Emerald

Gemstones come in many shapes, colors and forms and therefore are harder to define than a Diamond. As there are so many varieties and species, value are usually based on multiple factors assumed in the market. We tried summarizing the essential criteria for most gemstones below: Aesthetics: Aesthetics or beauty of a gemstone can be … Continue reading Gemstones Basic 101: The 9 Essentials for Gemstones