Tourmaline: A colorfully sly family of gemstones

Tourmalines have, for centuries, been captivating collectors with their varied and uniquely intense colors.  Historically, they eluded identification and instead were attributed as everything from rubies and emeralds to topaz, peridot and sapphires.  Tourmalines are a complex and interesting family … [Read more...]

Record Setting Gemstone Sales

The larger the carat weight of a gemstone, the rarer and consequently more valuable it is. With other factors such as purity and excellence of cut being equal, a larger carat gemstone will price much higher per carat than a smaller one. But today, there is a gemstone criterion that may influence a … [Read more...]