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Merelani Mint Garnet

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Merelani Mint Garnet

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Beautiful and lively mint green grossular garnets have been coming out of the Tanzanian mining area of Merelani for many years now, but not everyone realizes how challenging a task it is to find clean saturated stones , especially in larger sizes. As with its more saturated sibling Tsavorite, clean stones above 1 – 2 carats are very rare, particularly in nicely saturated mint colors; a great value compared to Tsavorites of the same size.

Untreated and natural with a Mohs hardness of 7.5, Mint Garnet is perfect for any type of jewelry, and will radiate its cool and refreshing mint green color forever. Perfect for todays trends of light and bright colored gemstone designs.

Visit our website to find one of these lively gems for yourself!

www.gem2000.com/mintgarnet

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Exciting Selections

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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Our love and appreciation for fine color has led us to carry one of the most diverse inventories of color gemstones, constantly changing and evolving. Taking a quick mental snapshot of what we carry at present, these are a few areas we are particularly strong in:

Unheated Sapphires:
Great clarity and cut in better colors of blue in much requested smaller sizes up to larger single stones. This also includes yellows and pink Sapphires.

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Blue and Fancy Color Sapphires:
Despite the ongoing scarcity of supply and increasing prices at the source, we continue to have an extensive inventory of fine blues, many excellent matched pairs, as well as yellows, pinks, purples, peaches and other shades of color.

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Chrome Tourmaline:Chrome
We are excited about our recent purchase of a few larger chromes, which are very hard to find in better colors.

Tsavorites:
Great selection of top color stones in very salable sizes, super clean, well cut and bright with many matched pairs.

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Zircon, Blue and Fancy:
Fine saturated blues in very well cut stones up to larger sizes, many excellent matched pairs. A huge range of size and shades of color in green, honey, brown, rose and yellow Zircons, excellent selection.

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Of course, these are only some of the types of gemstones we carry. Feel free to browse our website, which also offers a very useful search option to help you fill your requests.

 

 

 

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New Arrival of Tsavorite and Chrome Tourmaline

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Tsavorite Chrome Tourmaline

 

From our sources in East Africa, just in time for the JCK Las Vegas Show, we have received a large parcel of 2 – 5 carat single stones, a very hard size to find in nicer Tsavorite these days. Included in this shipment are some nice Chrome Tourmalines in a range of size, featuring a large cushion shape of 16cts, itself a rare find.

Come by and check out this great selection of fine “Green” gem alternatives, rare, natural and unenhanced.

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Blue and Green Rule!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

 

After watching recent media coverage of high fashion celebrities, it will not be a surprise to you that green and blue gemstones are stealing the show again.

At present we have a great selection of both these colors in our inventory:

Shades of Blue – Sapphire, Aquamarine, Beryl, Tourmaline, Spinel, Zircon, Iolite, and Tanzanite

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Shades of Green – Emerald, Tsavorite, Chrome Tourmaline, Tourmaline, Beryl, Zircon, and Peridot

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Come by and stock up on some desired color, fashionable ladies wish to own. There is a great range of price points for you to choose from.

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Green is In

Friday, November 20th, 2009

green gemstonesAs we approach the month where most jewelers report, accounts for more than 30% of their yearly sales, it is important to be aware of what is “desired” this season. Based on fashion and industry reports “green” is in. Green, with all its wonderful and various shades, from forest to moss to lemon. Our extensive range of colored gems in green includes: Emeralds, Tsavorites, Chrome Tourmalines, amazing varied hues of Tourmaline, Peridots, green Zircons, and lemony Chrysoberyls. This great range and variety of gems is sure to please all tastes and budgets. Make sure to offer some “green” to your customers this season.

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Tucson Gem Show 2009

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The AGTA GemFair Pavillion

The air was crisp, the sunshine beautiful, yet in light of all the media coverage of the economy and forecasts, as exhibitors we had come knowing that we couldn’t really have the same expectations as previous years.

red trillion spinelThe show ended up better for us than we originally had imagined. Traffic at the AGTA GemFair (Feb 4-9) was about 20% down from last year, but the buyers that had shown up were pretty serious, albeit all with smaller budgets. Purchases were based on more specific calls and replacement of sold items rather than on speculation.

Items that did better for us were more unusual gemstone in nicer quality and lower per carat prices, in general a bigger look for the money such as fancy color zircon, spinel, kunzite, beryl, fancy color tourmaline, fire opal, purple cushion sapphire as well as smaller sizes of better color and quality in classic and more known gems such as blue and fancy color sapphire, tsavorite, spessartite garnet, aquamarine, rubellite, and precious topaz. In general, jewelers who have been more interested in color gems and invested time and energy in developing a market for them by educating their customer base, and offering custom design works and services seem to have benefited, and maintained better profit margins.

Our booth at the Tucson Show, in the AGTA GemFair Pavillion.

We have found that at present, prices at supplier levels have stayed pretty firm in almost all gem categories. For example, many mining and processing operations of rough gems, in Sri Lanka have shut down, since their high fixed costs are not justified by the present weaker world demand. At all levels, dealers would rather hang on to their inventory of rough or cut stones, as replacing them gets more difficult each day and nicer goods harder to find in general.

Attending the Tucson Show, whether as a buyer or in our case as an exhibitor, has an excitement associated with it true gem lovers can not resist. Once a year, the world of gems comes together at this show, creating an incredible energy which is then released and channeled through all the exciting and beautiful jewelry pieces created and offered with love to the end user. Whether you get to walk the red carpet or not, wearing these beautiful tokens of love, bring special feelings of joy and pride; emotions humans have shared through the ages.

Read an recent article by GIA color stone analyst Robert Weldon about his report from the Tucson gem and mineral shows. VIA: www.gia.edu


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