Posts Tagged ‘Mozambique’

Gemstone Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

National Jeweler, a weekly trade publication, posted an article¬†August 29 about “Gem Legacy”, a nonprofit trust set up by jewelry professionals to support education and vocational training in the local economies of East Africa. The countries of this region are major sources of colored gemstones and diamonds, yet many of those persons who mine these […]

Rainbow Garnets in White Gold- A Bracelet to Die For

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Rainbow gem suites are quite popularРwe see them assembled from all the colors of sapphire or with various colored gems that will make a full spectrum of color, but rarely featuring garnet. Our unique custom bracelet of rainbow garnets was made to order for a very happy client as her 40th anniversary gift.

“Deacquisitioning” Gems- A Mardon Specialty

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Just in time for Christmas, we completed a very interesting and successful sale for a client who had found us via the Internet last spring. She had purchased this wonderful 5.72 ct. Paraiba tourmaline in the early 90’s, just when the first stones from the Paraiba region of Brazil were coming onto the market. Prices […]

The Perils of Paraiba-Jewelers Tears #2

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

This tale of woe illustrates some of the risks and challenges we jewelers face in our fascinating business. Last year, I had seen this lovely and large reddish purple tourmaline several times. Gem dealer Jack had tried mightily to tempt me with it, an unheated stone from the country of Mozambique in East Africa, an […]

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