Gem Market Pulse September 2017

Many yorkie necklace dealers are looking toward the September Hong Kong Show Featured Stone: Feldspar Group Gems The cautious optimism expressed by some dealers after the June Hong Kong show has eroded to an inexplicable sense of malaise about the …

Gem Market Pulse August 2017

Typical summertime business in the gem market Featured Gem: Irradiated Diamond Dealers are cautiously optimistic about coming holiday season while experiencing the typical summertime business after better than expected Hong Kong Show in June. East Africa continues to be the …

Gem Market Pulse July 2017

Production of Colored Gems High, while Demand is Steady FEATURED GEM: GRAY SPINEL The big news that hit the press just recently was the upcoming buyout of Gemfields by majority shareholder Pallinghurst. This was a wild story to follow and …

Gem Market Pulse June 2017

MIXED EXPECTATIONS FOR THE JCK LAS VEGAS SHOW FEATURED GEM: FANCY ZOISITE 5.45 ct. Green Zoisite. Courtesy of Pala International, Photo by Wimon Manorotkul. In the US, the current economic outlook highlights the complexity of the retail market. The strong …

Gem Market Pulse May 2017

Political influence forecast on the gem market, ruby supplies reaching record levels, origin calls harder today. Featured gem is Paraiba tourmaline.   We wait and watch as international politics are changing the world and we wonder how all this might …

Gem Market Pulse April 2017

While the Pink Star sets a new record of $71.2M at jewelry sales, an independent retail forecast predicts a 6.8% fall in profits for the first quarter… Feature: Alternative Metal Jewelry      Titanium rings by Edward Mirrell. Photo courtesy …

Gem Market Pulse – March 2017

Expectations for 2017 are high as the market senses perceived pro-growth business environment. Featured gem is Chalcedony…. Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows have always been looked to as a fairly reliable measure of what the gem trade can expect for …

Gem Market Pulse February 2017

The U.S. colored stone trade expectations for the year 2017 shows are very upbeat. An update on Chinese freshwater cultured pearl pricing…   Numbers indicate that online shopping had a significant rise during the holiday season compared to the previous …

Gem Market Pulse January 2017

Gem industry optimistic heading into new year…warning on ruby misrepresentations Heading into the new year, there is optimism among many in the industry. Early reports from retail jewelers show that the holiday shopping season was overall a little better than …

Gem Market Pulse – November 2016

Synthetic Diamonds There is a growing concern over undisclosed synthetic diamonds, especially in melee sizes detected in salted parcels. Consumer confidence is being threatened due to an increase in undisclosed synthetic diamond entering the market. Recent announcements of CVD production …

Gem Market Pulse – October 2016

Retailers interested in unusual material beyond sapphire. This summer’s soft demand is attributed to the coming elections, although dealers began to experience some improvement by mid-September. The market hopes to see the sense of uncertainty and stress disappear ahead of …

Gem Market Pulse – September 2016

Cultured Pearl Appeal Natural pearls represent one of the earliest gems. For many ancient civilizations, pearls held high esteem as they were regarded part of national treasures. Valued for their beauty and rarity, ownership was limited to only the wealthiest …

Gem Market Pulse – August 2016

Latest on Colored Stone Market Consumers remain cautious about spending on luxury goods, including jewelry, as the presidential campaign exploits antiestablishment angsts among America’s middle class. Gemworld’s Vice President Stuart Robertson reported in his last article in the GemGuide that the Las Vegas Show reflected this mood as was predicted. …

Gem Market Pulse – July 2016

Exceptional Diamond Auctions Worldwide In contrast to the softening in the middle market for diamonds and colored stones, important pieces continue to set record high prices at auction. Strong prices are achieved by the famous auction houses and the results are available to …