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Contracting Your Own Jewelry Saves $$$$

Choosing and Buying Your Dream Gem  One of the biggest ways jewelry stores make money is buying gems from a wholesale broker and then marking them up double or more.  If the average gem changes hands 9 times before it reaches the, jeweler when is the stone best obtained?  Answer: As close to the mine … Continue reading Contracting Your Own Jewelry Saves $$$$

What Is Rubellite and Why Is It So Expensive?

Buying rubellite tourmaline is a lot like buying fine emeralds, it is best to know and trust the seller. Nothing beats a GIA certification with origin for rubellite.

Peridot

Shopping for peridot is a lot more complicated than one might think. First, you need to know that color, clarity, cut, size and origin effect the value of the gem you are buying. The finest peridot comes from Burma, Pakistan and Arizona and each have unique attributes.   If you want vivid, deep green peridot … Continue reading Peridot