Category Archives: Gem News

Coloured Diamonds; Really The Blues Part II

by Richard W. Wise, G. G.
Fancy diamonds are back in the news, another auction record damaged This time its blues. At Bonhams of London, a 5. 30-carat fancy deep-blue diamond set a world auction record for price per carat when it sold for approximately $7. 3 million, or $1. 7 million per carat bettering the prior record of 1. 68 million per carat.

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Book Reviews: Kapur on J. W. Tavernier, Hughes on Ruby/Sapphire, Yavvorskky on Garnet

Terra Garnet: To round out the year’s splendid offerings, Vladislav Yavvorskky provides published the second book in his Terra series, Terra Garnet. Like its predecessor, Terra Spinel (now away from print), this georgeous volume will be sumptuously produced with fabulous pictures of some of the finest garnets on earth.

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Pension Sale continues: Final Closing October 12th

The particular sale has gone fabulously well, but the workshop is stuffed with custom function. Our final closing date is usually 5pm, Saturday, October 12th. Our final markdown continues, with 1/2 off all loose gemstones, modern handmade and antique jewelry. All of us still have some fabulous deals. If you are pining away for one of our hand crafted pieces or a wonderful ruby, sapphire, tourmaline or opal that you saw in the shop or on our web site, come in or logon.

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Bespoke Jewels: Gems from your Series

Gems are all about beauty. Duke Ellington was once famously questioned; “how do you tell good music from bad? inches He thought to get a moment and responded; “If this might sound good it is good. inches

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Bespoke Gems; Items from your personal series

The term “bespoke” normally is utilized to refer to men’s suits that are precisely measured as well as handcrafted for a specific individuals’ unique physique. In this instance, I use the word describes a small personal collection of gems that suit me. Gemstones that I find especially compelling and I have not previously offered available for sale. This one was just set up on the website, however this image is a better 1. The gem is fully brilliant in addition to an ideal jucy fruit fruit hue. Offered at $26, eight hundred. Gems are only concerned with elegance. Duke Ellington used to be famously requested; “how do you tell good music from bad? inches He thought for any moment and replied; “If it sounds good it is good. inches The large mandarin aka spessartite garnet above is potentially the 5th the majority of brilliant gem. Before its discovery within north western Nigeria in regards to a decade ago, spessartite of this quality was present in only one place, the Little Three Mine within Ramona, California. The Nigerian source was quickly mined out and stones of this size and quality are almost unavailable in the market. Connoisseurship within gems (or any kind of field) can be similarly understoood. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato recognized 1 . 49BurmaRubyHbeauty with truth. Elegance, Plato mentioned, is truth as well as truth is elegance. As used on gemstones, an attractive stone is a good stone or even as the Duke may have place it; “If it looks good it is good! inches A gem’s appeal is visceral. Which means that gemstones appeal to us at gut level. Ever enter a jewelry store, see something you immediately love after that spend time browsing simply to return to that first love? Often a beautiful stone could be understood through analying it utilizing the classical standards Inde i talk about in my book; specifically color, cut, clarity and amazingly, but sometimes a gem will be attractive despite the fact that it violates a number of of the classical criteria, in fact it might appeal precisely since it features a non-traditional look. 6. 82RadGarn_NW The true connoisseur understands the standard criteria, however preserves his sense of wonder and approaches every gem as if it were his first the other completely new. This is the mark of the supple thoughts, the mind of the genuine connoisseur. Consider the wonderful pastel lettice-like green of this grossular garnet above. Once denigrated since it lacked the medium dark emerald eco-friendly, collectors have come to appreciate it for the crystalline light eco-friendly hue and water apparent crystal. A current strike within Mozambique has begun to create ruby of remarkable quality. This really is fortuitous since Burma’s two mining places, the new hans at 3. 33MadaRubyNMong Hsu halted producing a couple of years back and the Old Mine, The actual Valley of the Serpents, (Mogok) within upper Burma that has produced since the Bronze Age might finally be carried out. This coordinated pair also exhibits typical color, the stones are untreated then sell for about the same price as warmth treated Burmese gems.

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Pension Sale: 40% Last Markdown on Loose Gems and Antique Jewellery

Last Markdown, 40% away!   Okay, this is this, we' ve slashed prices to forty percent and its time for you to move the merchandise.   Last markdown on antique jewelry and loose gemstones.   Are available in or even logon           Get into our competition: There' ersus still period!   Are available in and register of winning a 46" flat display TV, Kindle, […]#@@#@!!

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Retirement Sale: A Plethora of Pearls, August 2-4

This arriving weekend, August 2nd, 3rd plus 4th, R. W. Wise will certainly conduct a Pearl Sale.

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Pension Sale: 30% Off Storewide

That’s right, our entire inventory is now 30% off, contemporary jewelry, antique jewellery, loose gemstones and pearls. Are available in or logon.

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The particular Retirement Sale Continues

We have some interesting gems that are not on the internet including a collection of very fine “pigeon’s blood” colour rubies from Mozambique.

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Buying Gems on The Internet; Picture Perfect

Everyone is familiar with the old sayings; seeing is believing plus a picture is worth a thousand words. In the internet age, however , I’d recommend prospective gem buyers embrace an additional old saying, “believe half of everything you see! ” Yes, thanks to Photoshop coupled with the ability to select a broad range associated with lighting options at varying colour temperatures, a picture can tell a thousand is situated.

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