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Spinel Ascending

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Spinel Ascending


A trend strengthening over the last two years: young couples getting engaged truly wish to have something unique and different from everyone else. This desire translates to wanting a color stone over a diamond as their engagement ring. When choosing a colored gem for bridal wear, durability becomes very important and we recommend that it be no lower than 8 on the Moh’s scale, as it will be worn everyday and softer stones easily abrade over time. Following Corundum, Spinel offers the best range of colors to choose from. Also, just last month, Spinel was announced as an alternative August birthstone!

Stop by our website for our beautiful offering fine gem Spinels!

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Zircons: What is your fancy?

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

With a very high Refractive Index and a dispersion rivaling that of diamonds, Zircons can truly dazzle the eye with their life and brilliance. Of course, the cut, clarity and even the color of the stone all play a huge role in the degree of fire they exhibit.

beautiful natural blue zircon

Most consumers are familiar with Blue Zircons, as they are the December birthstone and found in many pieces of jewelry, mostly of commercial quality. All Blue Zircons are mined in Cambodia, with finer qualities exhibiting stunning rich blue colors, worthy of being labeled “gem” by any standard.

In recent years, new finds of fancy color Zircons from Tanzania, Madagascar and Sri Lanka have added a whole range of exotic and exciting new colors to the Zircon family. Earth tones ranging from brown, honey, rose, yellow, goldens and greens are truly uncommon and exciting new shades not previously available to a designer’s color palette. Their price points in larger sizes are also much lower than the Blue Zircons, allowing for very impressive looking larger looks at very reasonable price points. These fancy colors also look great in yellow and rose gold as well as in white metals.

Natural Brown Zircon gem Fancy Color Natural Zircons beautiful

Very diamond looking, very unique, high quality and a great value; these are all factors that combine to make each of these pieces extremely desirable and very sellable. Blue Zircons are a proven popular staple and offering fine colors in them will truly delight its existing loyal fan base.

Make sure to come by our booth and see what colors will appeal to you most, allowing you to offer impressive pieces for modest budgets. You can also browse over our website for the choices available to you.

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Oval Red Spinel

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Exceptionally clean and well cut, this vibrant pinkish red Spinel from Vietnam is super bright and lively.


Item# 3623 – 9.8 x 8.0 mm Oval – 3.20 ct


Larger red Spinels have become very scarce in the market, seeing the largest price increases these past few years. This is a great looking bright stone at a great value, sure to please the most discriminating of taste.

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A New Find: Color Change Garnet from Kenya

Friday, February 19th, 2010

colr change garnet kenya
Gems with phenomena have always held our fascination. When thinking of “fine color change”, Alexandrite is what comes to mind. What makes this particular find of Color Change Garnet from Kenya special, is that among them are some stones that duplicate the color change of Alexandrite. The other types of color change garnet  mined there also have very good color change, but in a different range of colors, very beautiful in their own right. These types usually are a lot less expensive and more plentiful.

color change garnet kenya

I had a few jewelers and dealers look at some nice stones I was displaying in Tucson, saying that if not told; by the color change alone they would have thought for sure these were Alexandrites.

e/c color change garnetround color change garnrt

The supply on this specific type of color change garnet is very limited, making it very attractive to any collector.

To see more details on our new color change garnet, visit the Gem 2000 Gem Search.

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