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A Topaz for Every Taste

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Being the November birthstone, Topaz has enjoyed long-time recognition and demand. When the inexpensive irradiated blue colored Topaz was introduced in to the market, it allowed the masses to own very affordable pieces of jewelry with Topaz. Since then other treatments such as coatings have allowed more variety of colors available for low priced commercial pieces of jewelry.

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Precious Topaz has always remained strong in its own category, consistently known as being a “gem”. Under the heading of Precious Topaz, you will find colors ranging from a light yellow to gold, to golden peach. The intense peachy pinks or sherry colors are given an increased distinction and acknowledgement of their rarity by being called Imperial Topaz. Super rare and expensive, they occasionally exhibit shades of strawberry red. Pink Topaz are not as common and come in soft pastel shades up to intense medium pinks in the super fine materials. Price per carat is directly based on the shade of color of the Topaz and how much peach and pink it exhibits.

Though the fine gems are wonderful to admire and marvel at, there truly is a range of price on this gem, making them extremely accessible to all your customers regardless of budget. And yes, there always is blue Topaz as a last resort for price.

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Familiarize yourself with these choices, so you can service this request when it walks into your store. Our web search is a great tool for this overview.

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The 2009 Columbus Jewelry Show

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Columbus Convention CenterWe exhibited at the Columbus Jewelry Show this past weekend. It is held every year end of August at the Columbus Convention Center, which is a great location being in the downtown area and the Short North district with many other things to do and see, along with a large assortment of great restaurants. As an exhibitor, I like the fact that we can just walk across the street and buy lunch at the North Market, a great indoor market of specialty food items by local vendors, and this year I was tempted to shop at the farmers market right by it on Saturday on the way to back to my booth!!

We have been exhibiting at this show for over 20 years and have seen how certain shows grow or contract for a variety of reasons. Some main factors would be the timing and proximity of other shows and of course this year the big “E” word. So, yes because the economy is not back in full swing we did not have very high expectations, particularly based on the buyers of this regional trade show, and the line we carry. Only a handful of true gem lovers or gem buyers attend this show, yet we were able to make contact with some new stores who were pleased to see the quality and range of colored gems we carry, and want to use us as a quality supplier in the future.

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On Friday, the day before this two day show, there had been a great variety of classes and seminars offered to the buyers and the American Gem Trade Association had also taken part in them, promoting color. Since Kambiz Sabouri is the vice president of the AGTA, having their representatives in our town made it more special and we got to spend some extra time with them.

Since many of us are in this business for the long haul, we have learned to ride the ups and downs, trying new approaches and preparing for changes that we see happening. For example, our wonderful website with its online inventory search and images has been very warmly received by our customers and our presence on Polygon.net has gotten some good feedback.

Our main focus has always been and will remain, quality gems at all price points, competitive pricing and exceptional service. All along, we have not hesitated to constantly share our up to date knowledge and expertise regarding gems, educating and helping our customers become more informed jewelers. Many appraisers have also commented on how helpful we are to them since we deal in and know about such a large range of gems.

The challenge is not to loose sight of what our passion is and what we do the best, meanwhile being aware and staying on top of the changes in supply, distribution patterns and buying trends. I have a feeling we will be heading back to principles of enduring quality and true value as we evolve and mature as consumers.



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Visit Gem 2000 at the Columbus Jewelry Show

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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Come visit us at the Columbus Jewelry Show. Booth # 509

August 22-23, 2009, the Columbus Convention Center

Cozy and comfortable, this show is very manageable in size and covers a great group of diverse vendors to service all of your different jewelry needs. So take advantage of this very affordable venue to shop for what you need. For more information on the Columbus Jewelry Show click here.

We carry a beautiful assortment of quality color gemstones, hand picked to offer the best value and price, whatever your customers’ budget might be. Come and visit us to see what we have and how we can help you generate excitement and sales in colored gems.

Our 25 years of experience and expertise is there to guarantee you the best choices and follow up service; supporting you to become the choice “gem” destination store.





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Gem 2000 at the Columbus Jewelry Show

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The Columbus Jewelry Show is taking place in Columbus, OH on August 23,24.  Come visit us at booth # 909. We have been exhibiting at this show for around 20 years and have been witness to many changes and trends in our industry. As you are all aware, the margins in diamonds have gotten smaller. To combat this, you can offer more value and size in a piece of jewelry by using colored stones. We offer a very wide range of gems in all colors and price per carat to fit every budget and call. We are proud to say that we constantly offer nicer qualities, even in lower price point gems, never sacrificing beauty in the end product, thus adding value to each piece of jewelry sold.

Interesting and unusual items that have been doing well:

– Fancy color Zircons as well as fine blue Zircon. The yellows, cognac, brown, and greens are a nice fancy color diamond look since Zircon has such a high RI. You can definitely achieve a diamond look with this gem. It’s hard to find clean and bright materials in these colors. Our fine cutting and brilliance make them a sure sell.

– A few parcels of fine 5-15ct Kunzite with saturated colors and fine cutting, offering soft pinks that are so popular in today’s colors.

– A few parcels of fine Iolite, the great color of these goods, a reminder of fine Tanzanite.

– A nice range of colors and sizes in Spinel. Being durable, bright and clean, many colors resemble sapphires at a much lower price point.

– Great selection of the peach colored Sapphires including many Padparadschas.

– Couple of larger fine Andalusites, a hard to find item.

– Diamond cut, clean and bright White Sapphires, a great diamond look in a natural stone.

Our sure sellers in a wide selection:

Sapphires: blue, pink, yellow, purple, peach, green, padparadscha. No zoned, cloudy, or lopsided stones in our inventory. Every stone is well cut and bright, giving you maximum life at all sizes and colors. Our rounds are all diamond cut and our selection of pairs is extensive. We also offer many beautiful unheated stones.

Aquamarines: You can compare the color and quality of the stone of your choice as we have a great range to offer you. Softer shades of blue are a sure winner.

Precious Topaz: Golden, peach, sherry, and pink. One of the best inventories around on this hard to find gem. Some nice matched pairs are also available.

Ruby: Beautiful colors at all price points. Life and brilliance of the gem increases as we go up in price. Many great stones to choose from. A few small, uniform parcels for  production at great prices.

Alexandrite: Clarity and color change are what sells this rare gem. We have great Brazilian material with exceptional cutting, and also parcels of small rounds.

Tourmaline: Fine Rubellites, blue greens, mint greens, and Tsavorite green colors in well cut singles and hard to find matched pairs (especially rounds). Also offering a few unusual colors.

Peridot: One of the finest selections in better calibrated material as well as fine larger singles in Arizona, Pakistan, and Burmese material. Many beautiful matched pairs to choose from.

* We cant list everything, so please come by our booth if you are attending the show and let the stones speak for themselves. We’d also be happy to respond to any other requests or inquiries. Let us help you offer fine color to your customers regardless of their budget.

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