Posts Tagged ‘paraiba tourmaline’

The Mardon Way- Fine Gems

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Mardon has developed its reputation as a fine jeweler by creating its own way of doing business. The Mardon Way is based on our passion for fine colored gemstones. Because we love the richly colored treasures that Mother Nature has created for us, we’re dedicated to setting these fine colored gemstones into beautifully made pieces […]

“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 […]

Paraiba Topaz- No Mine Exists

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

I was recently asked to appraise this topaz and a matching pair of 8 mm triangles. At first glance, the stones had a sort of attractive somewhat muted “teal” greenish blue color but something about the look of the stones was not quite right. A quick examination under our trusty gemological microscope revealed a surface […]

Which one is the Emerald?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

The pure grass green color of the Emerald has long been symbolic of serenity and virtue and is the primary reason why emeralds have been treasured and sought after for so many centuries.

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