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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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2 reasons why coloured gemstones are so popular now.

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2 reasons why coloured gemstones are so popular now.

Recently, together with my wife Loke Huiying and my father Tay Thye Sun, we gave some comments on an article by ChannelNewsAsia Lifestyle (https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/style/why-coloured-gemstones-are-so-popular-right-now-10843716). That's the serious version. I would like to share with you 3 funny reasons why coloured gemstones are so popular now! 1. Coloured gemstones are so popular now all because of.... Many people believe that gemstones have special powers.  From increasing your wealth to increasing your abilities on the bed. The number of beliefs about what gemstones can do for you is amazing! This is one of the reasons that make the gemstone business so fun!  I have...

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Collecting gemstones

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Over the course of being in this trade for 11 years, I always wondered why people buy gemstones. After some thought and searching, I have come up with 4 reasons why people buy gemstones.

1. Relationship - For a marriage proposal, a gift, celebration of anniversary.

2. Spiritual - Belief in healing, power, and offering to the gods.

3. Beauty - Appreciate the beauty, rarity and value of gemstones.

4. Investment - Belief that it is a good investment.

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