How does ‘Phenomena Effects’ like Adularescence, Asterism, Chatoyancy, Iridescence, Play of Color, and Color Change affect the value of gemstones?

In our previous blog posts, we have discussed how the value of gemstones are affected by these six factors Color Carat Weight Clarity Cut Origin Treatment However, certain gemstones actually exhibit different phenomena effects like Adularescence Asterism Chatoyancy Iridescence Play of Color Color Change So, “How do these gemstones get these phenomena and how does … Continue reading How does ‘Phenomena Effects’ like Adularescence, Asterism, Chatoyancy, Iridescence, Play of Color, and Color Change affect the value of gemstones?

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What lab or certification is the best for checking your expensive ruby, sapphire or emerald?

Buying a high quality ruby, sapphire or emerald isn’t cheap, but how do you know the beautiful expensive gemstone you are buying is the quality you are expecting? As I have discussed in our previous blog posts, it is very important to evaluate color gemstones value base on ‘six dimensional’ criteria – origin, color, carat … Continue reading What lab or certification is the best for checking your expensive ruby, sapphire or emerald?

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?

Gemstones Basic 101: The 9 Essentials for Gemstones

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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