Ruby Surplus Possible, Other Gems in Demand

The business mood is mixed. Beryl, garnet and tourmaline experiencing strong demand in the current market. The industry is gearing up to be flush with rubies. Consumers to benefit from more ruby choices and prices corrections. The pro-business outlook that …

Colored Stone Market

Dealers are confident that the new year will see an uptick in business for the U.S. colored stone trade. Expectations for the Tucson Gem shows are very upbeat. It is expected that business at the show will be driven by …

Colored Stone Market

Lack of support for manufacturing and cuttings centers makes shortages the new norm. High prices continue with some exceptions. The US market is showing stability. Dealers optimistic about the holiday season and Tucson. One of the takeaways for the gem industry this …

Colored Stone Market

The economic outlook is better than is may feel. US jewelry sector sales up over last year. Gemfields ramps up production in a big way. Focusing on the interesting and exceptional is proving to be the ticket to success. Dealers …

Las Vegas and the Colored Stone Market

The contentious campaign season in the USA is dampening the appetite for spending among retailers. Dealers showcase an array of fine color at JCK but few buyers seize the opportunity. Prices are relatively stable at show with little change expected before year …

Colored Stone Market

With the slowdown of the Chinese economy, the focus has been on the US markets. Though optimistic, US buyers are cautious. Some small price corrections are still expected. Sapphire still leads as the best seller in color. High end tourmalines are more …

The Tucson Gem Show 2016

Traffic was up in Tucson this year with many high end gems returning to the US with the China slowdown. Sapphire was definitely number one with all others a distant second. Consumers are becoming more conscious of the quality of …

Colored Stone Market

In the US market, prices for an increasing number of colored stones have stabilized during the second quarter thus breaking the upward trend observed during much of the past five years. This leveling off was inevitable for a number of …

Colored Stone Market

The mood in the colored stone market became surprisingly subdued in March as business cooled rapidly after posting strong results during February gem shows. Dealers returning after the March Hong Kong show gave contrasting reports, but mostly felt the sales …

Colored Stone Market – November 2014

Significant price increases have been seen in some gems. Blue sapphire continues to dominate US sales. Alexandrite prices are up. Dealers are confident in the upcoming season. Prices for many of the better recognized gemstone varieties have experienced varying levels …