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3 Unique & Rare Precious Gems

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3 Unique & Rare Precious Gems

 In this generation where YOLO is the motto to live by, people are not satisfied with a mundane life and just blending into the crowd. While keeping updated with trends, we want to maintain our individual uniqueness by the choices we make. Especially in the world of gemstones, more buyers are searching for unique and rare gems to wear, collect and invest.  Here, we'll like to show you 3 unique and rare precious gems that are increasingly sought-after.  They are: Paraiba Tourmaline, Alexandrite and Color change Sapphire.   1. Paraiba Tourmaline Photo source: gemologist.ph  Paraiba Tourmaline is a type of unique and brightly colored...

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4 Ps to Buying Gemstones

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4 Ps to Buying Gemstones

Do you love to buy colorful gems yet feel clueless on what to look out for? We have the 4 tips that you can use as a simple buying guide.

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Why are Gemstones Worth Investing?

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Why are Gemstones Worth Investing?

Other than for beauty and appreciation, gemstones are inherently precious and valuable. The global gemstone market is estimated to be worth US$23 billion. As compared to other assets, gemstones are small, lightweight and highly portable. A little piece of gemstone worth millions of dollars can be easily kept in your pocket to bring around with you.Graff Ruby 8.62ct unheated Burmese ruby in pigeon blood colorSource: The Jewellery Editor  There is no doubt that gemstones are valuable and historical data have shown that colored gemstones have significantly increased in value. In 2006, London luxury jeweler Graff bought an unheated Burmese ruby of 8.62...

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A Buying Guide to Coloured Gemstones

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A Buying Guide to Coloured Gemstones

- An article from Gem Discovery Moments E-newsletter Dec 2018 issue (by The Gem Museum & Far East Gems & Jewellery) When it comes to buying diamonds, people are familiar to use the 4Cs (Carat weight, Cut, Colour, Clarity) as their shopping guide.But what about coloured gemstones like rubies, sapphires, spinels, emeralds, aquamarine and more? How do we choose a coloured gemstone and what factors determine its price? First of all, gemstones are always chosen for their beauty when we buy them, whether diamonds or other type of coloured gemstones.  While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are standard attributes that we can look out...

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Pink Sapphire or Padparascha?

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Pink Sapphire or Padparascha?

So would Padparascha be a sapphire which has been given the written name padparascha by a gem lab?

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