Gemstone News

Diamonds worth $50 m stolen from Brussels airport
Courtesy of The Hindu The thieves drove through a fence at Brussels airport as the cargo was being loaded on …
2013-02-19, 07:18:22

De Beers’ rough diamond sales drop 15% in 2012
Courtesy of Diamond World Forevermark expands its reach by 40% De Beers noted that in 2012, there was a 16 …
2013-02-16, 05:54:27

Jewelry Store Sales +12%, Best Dec. Performance Since 2007
Courtesy of RAPAPORT RAPAPORT… U.S. jewelry store sales in December 2012 surged 11.8 percent year on year to $6.301 billion, …
2013-02-14, 07:11:50

Diamond prices strong at Sotheby’s NY sale
Courtesy of The National Jeweler New York — Sotheby’s sale of Important Jewels here on Feb. 7 achieved a total …
2013-02-14, 05:11:56

ALROSA Recovers 145-Ct. Diamond
Courtesy of RAPAPORT Author: Dilipp S Nag RAPAPORT… ALROSA recovered a diamond weighing 145.44 carats, which may be valued at …
2013-02-13, 08:13:56

Company drops attempt to block Ekati sale
Courtesy of National Jeweler Toronto –The $500 million deal that would transfer ownership of Canada’s Ekati Diamond Mine from BHP …
2013-02-09, 01:24:34 read more

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Wedding Anniversary Gemstones Chart

Wedding Anniversary Gifts For The First 25 Years

For every wedding anniversary, there’s an ideal gift. Traditional wedding anniversary gifts chart below lists gemstones given for the first 25 years of marriage, A wedding anniversary occurs only once a year so make it a day to remember. Every anniversary marks a moment on the personal time line of the married couple.

1    Anniversary Gold Jewelry
2    Anniversary Garnet
3    Anniversary Pearl
4    Anniversary Blue Topaz
5    Anniversary Sapphire
6    Anniversary Amethyst
7    Anniversary Onyx
8    Anniversary Tourmaline
9    Anniversary Lapis
10  Anniversary Diamond
11  Anniversary Turquoise
12  Anniversary Jade
13  Anniversary Citrine
14  Anniversary Opal
15  Anniversary Ruby
16  Anniversary Perdoit
17  Anniversary Watch
18  Anniversary Cats Eye Chrysoberyl
19  Anniversary Aquamarine
20  Anniversary Emerald
21  Anniversary Lolite
22  Anniversary Spinel
23  Anniversary Imperial Topaz
24  Anniversary Tanzanite
25  Anniversary Sterling Silver

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Gemstone Appraisal

Online Gemstone appraisal guide for buyers, investors, and gemstone collectors

Get an evaluation of gemstones expressed in dollars to be used for insurance, estate, investment, collecting, trading, or other purposes. An appraisal is a researched estimate of retail replacement value of the appropriate market value. A certificate written report describing the results of examination of a gemstone detailing the weight, proportions, color and clarity grades, and any other variables pertaining to its identity and quality.

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Precious Gemstones DOES NOT certify our own gemstones. We recommend that independent appraisals be done by parties that have no interest in the out come of the appraisal, except for providing a fair and accurate assessment of gemstone market value. Many buyers of colored gemstones want to buy a certified stone. This is especially wise if you are buying an expensive precious gemstones. The main reason we do not offer gemstone certification is to keep the price down for our buyers, as the gemstone certification adds over $150 or more to the price of the gemstones we offer for sale. read more

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Birth Stone

Our birth stone chart lists birth stones by month for modern and other traditions

There are many variations of birth stones dating back to early civilizations. Learn About Birthstone Jewelry. Understand the History, Meaning and Beauty of Birthstone Jewelry with our Birthstone Jewelry Buyers Guide. Birth stones have been used for centuries to celebrate ones birth. Since different traditions have associated different gemstones with each month. These are the most commonly recognized birthstones based upon the astrological signs of the Zodiac. Gemstones have been known to have metaphysical properties that resonates with your zodiac signs.

Zodiac Sign – Month Birthstone Alterative Birthstone
Aquarius – Jan. 21 – Feb.18 Garnet Emerald
Pisces – Feb. 19 – Mar. 20 Amethyst Jade
Aires – Mar. 21 – Apr. 20 Aquamarine Bloodstone
Taurus – Apr. 21 – May 21 Diamond Sapphire
Gemini – May 22 – Jun. 21 Emerald Agate
Cancer – Jun. 22 – Jul. 22 Alexandrite Moonstone
Leo – Jul. 23 – Aug. 23 Ruby Carnelian
Virgo – Aug. 24 – Sep.22 Peridot Sardonyx
Libra – Sep. 23 – Oct. 23 Sapphire Agate
Scorpio – Oct. 24 – Nov. 22 Tourmaline Opal
Sagittarius – Nov. 23 – Dec. 21 Topaz Citrine
Capricorn – Dec. 22 – Jan. 20 Zircon Turquoise

Also please note that the dates listed here as the starting and ending dates of the astrological periods are only approximate. The zodiac birthstones list for all twelve astrological signs, including dates for each sign.  Traditionally assigned to each sign of the zodiac based on a color system, the color of a birthstone was thought to unleash the power attributed to the stone. As time went on, it became associated with calendar months instead of the zodiac. Gemstones have been known to have metaphysical properties that resonates with your zodiac signs. read more

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Precious Gemstone Guide

Information on natural gemstone color, mineral composition, hardness, common cuts, refractive index, relative density, tenacity, transparency & value

A stone guide with pictures of gemstones and their names.

Achroite Tourmaline Chrysocolla Hypersthene Petalite Spessartine
Agate Chrysoprase Indicolite Phenakite Sphalerite
Albrite Citrine Iolite Prehnite Sphene
Alexandrite Cuprite Jadeite Pyrite Spinel
Almandine Danburite Jasper Pyrope Spodumene
Amblygonite Demantoid Kornerupine Red Beryl Staurolite
Amethyst Diamond Kyanite Rhodochrosite Sunstone
Andalusite Diopside Labradorite Rock Crystal Tanzanite
Andradite Dioptase Lazulite Rose Quartz Tektite
Anglesite Dolomite Lepidolite Rubellite Thomsonite
Apatite Dravite Malachite Ruby Topaz
Aquamarine Dumortierite Marcasite Rutilated Quartz Turquoise
Aragonite Emerald Microcline Rutile Uvarovite
Axinite Enstatite Milky Quartz Sandonyx Vesuvianite
Azurite Epidote Moonstone Sapphire Zircon
Baryte Euclase Morganite Sard Zoisite
Bloodstone Fire Agate Natrolite Scapolite
Brazilianite Fluorite Nephrite Scheelite
Calcite Goshenite Obsidian Schorl
Carnelian Grossular Onyx Seprentine
Cassiterite Gypsum Opal Sillimanite
Celestine Hauyne Orthoclase Sinhalite
Cerussite Heliodor Padparadscha Smithsonite
Chatoyant Quartz Hematite Pectolite Smoky Quartz
Chrysoberyl Hessonite Peridot Sodalite

Precious Gemstones free informational and educational guide to gemstones. Discover and learn all about a variety of precious, semi-precious, crystals, and exotic gemstones, their cuts, characteristics, origins, legend and lore of your favorite gemstoneGemstones have been faceted for hundreds of years and up until about 20 years ago the facets have been perfectly flat surfaces.

Learn the types of gemstones, gemstone education, know your birthstone, gemstone buying & investing. Metaphysical properties, understand the significance of gemstone characteristics.

Secrets of the gem trade at your finger tips, inside secrets of the gem trade like the cut dramatically affects the appearance of a gemstone, quality evaluation, gem identification, & treatments.

These attributes attract us to colored gemstones for personal adornment and make gemstones valuable and precious. Whether you’re seeking information about gems for jewelry making, for their healing properties or just want to know how to care for your precious gemstones. Buying color gemstones can be a confusing experience and clear understanding the value of colored stones is vital to a successful purchase. February’s birthstone is the amethyst. read more

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