Archive for March, 2013

Classic Settings = Timeless Pieces

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Have you ever looked at a piece of jewelry and been able to decide exactly what decade it was manufactured in? Probably most pieces of jewelry we see fall into this category, but there exists a small number that do not give away their age, referred to as Classics. When designing for a finer gem that truly represents quality and rarity, choosing a classic design is always a good idea, helping to extend its wearability for many generations. It is easy to get some understanding of this concept, when looking at the overall style of pieces sold at higher end auctions and at couture brands of finer jewelry. Get inspired by these designs, handpick your own fine gems, and create your own quality heirloom pieces to offer to your valued customer.

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The American Market and Rising Prices

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

This Tucson, it finally seemed that the American buyer/jeweler had realized that the world market demands had changed and that new higher prices were a permanent reality of this shift. The price divide between medium and fine has seen the sharpest increases in most gems. World demand for medium to lower quality has decreased, so bargains can still be had in that category.

Adjusting to constant increases of price of finer and larger goods over very short time intervals has certainly had its challenges to us as wholesalers, buying directly at the source. As retailers, it is always a very good idea to update your mental pricing with actual current availability and current market prices, whenever you get a chance. The best place for doing this would be attending trade shows or having access to trusted wholesalers websites prices. Consumers don’t know what prices were 10 or 15 years ago, so rest assured that these increases are harder to adjust to for us who have been in the business longer. Do not undersell your fine quality old inventory, with plans to replace at old prices.

This factor becomes particularly important, when time comes to replace colored gems you have done appraisals on, you don’t want to be caught short. Diversifying your offering of fine traditional and more affordable gems to your customer also allows you a wider range of price point alternatives. The more aware you are of current prices the better prepared you will be to close a sale. Feel free to browse our great website as a selling or educational asset at

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Featured Gem: Emerald Cut Blue Spinel

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

This vivid intense rich blue Spinel from Madagascar is a true beauty. A rare shape, color and size. This beautiful gemstone truly stands out as a winner. The color of gem blue Sapphire, this Blue Spinel is a great addition to any gem collection or yet better a true joy to its wearer.

Item# 4533 – 9.6 x 8.7 Emerald Cut – 4.97 ct.

Larger blue Spinel of such fine color are very rare, especially in an E/C, a very special stone at a great value.

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Smart Show Chicago 2013

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

This vibrant larger Regional Show has definitely carved its own niche in the “must attend” list of industry events. Each year the coming of spring signals that Chicago is not far away and the excitement starts to build. With a great range of services, classes and exhibitors, the Smart Show covers a lot of ground, offering content and variety to just about anyone working in the jewelry industry. It also goes without mentioning that Chicago itself is an exciting and vibrant city with tons to offer its many visitors.

We are happy to be exhibiting at this show, as part of the larger AGTA section. We have a great selection of beautiful color gemstones to offer, at all price points and budgets. Please stop by our booth to view our latest selection or if not coming browse our inventory online. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Gem Search Shortcuts are Quick and Simple!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

At GEM 2000, exciting new shortcuts get you the gemstones you need, faster.

We are happy to announce a great new search feature at :: URL/address shortcuts!

Simply type and then the stone name you want to search for, and it will take you directly to the results!

Need a ruby?
Need a Blue Sapphire?
Alexandrite? or

With our improved sorting filters on the results, it makes finding the beautiful well cut gems you need easy, quick, and effective.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ruby Search

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