Posts Tagged ‘Burma’

Marcus & Company Art Deco Ruby & Diamond Brooch

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Just acquired: this sweet little Art Deco brooch. During the buy, we noticed a serial or stock number engraved on the back, but didn’t see a quality or maker’s mark. The piece tested to be 14K white gold,and was set with Old European cut diamonds and a fine natural star ruby, so we were happy […]

12 Tips on How to Buy a Peridot

Friday, August 17th, 2012

  Peridot is a beautiful lively gemstone that can be quite affordable. It’s an easy gem to buy because what you see is what you get and there are lots of great Peridot gems to choose from. Here are some tips that show how a professional gem trader buys.

What is the Best Color for Blue Sapphire? Part 4

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Blue, the color of sky, ocean, peace and tranquility has long been associated with purity and wisdom. Blue colors dominate many forms of spiritual art. Cardinals of the Catholic Church, exemplars of chastity and celestial purity, often wore rings of blue sapphire. Blue has always been an important color for mankind, so when we ask […]

What is the Best Color for Blue Sapphire? Part 3

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Blue sapphires are found in many countries worldwide. The geological conditions in which they form determine the quality of the sapphire crystals. Some locales are known to produce exceptionally fine crystals, yielding extra fine gems. Each locale produces a range of gem material that shares common characteristics that are directly related to its unique geology.  […]

What is the Best Color for Blue Sapphire? Part 1

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Our clients often ask “What is the best color blue sapphire?” There are two answers– the obvious is that personal preference should dictate your color choice. Every person has unique abilities to perceive color, based on such things as age, health, culture and genetic gifts. Some people prefer light pastel colors, others prefer rich intense […]

Peridot- the “I don’t like my birthstone” Birthstone, Part 2

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Last August, our client, Meryl, was in our store getting a ring sized when she mentioned that she had never liked her birthstone, the peridot. A challenge like that is hard for a jeweler and gemstone lover to refuse, so I showed her this grand 5.o6 ct. peridot from Burma. She was delighted and entranced […]

Peridot- the “I don’t like my birthstone” Birthstone, Part 1

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

We often hear statements like “I don’t like my birthstone” from folks born in August. In most cases, these people have never seen a really good peridot,  so we make it our mission to show them gorgeous gems like this magnificent Burmese Peridot.

The Other “Ruby”

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

A few years back, we found this gorgeous red gem for a close friend.  She wanted a rich dark red stone and being a true princess, she wanted it big and dramatic. Rubies of this color and clarity are astronomical in price, usually reaching at least six figures. Even though hubby was very successful, the […]

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