Colored Gemstones


Video: A Jewelry Historian on Her Favorite Royal Jewels

October 23, 2020
Helen Molesworth shares the stories behind some of most notable royal jewels that have come up for auction, like Princess Margaret’s tiara.

Watch: Diving Into Gemstone Legends and Curses

October 16, 2020
Ahead of Halloween, National Jeweler interviews jewelry designer Alexandra Lozier about the lore surrounding certain colored gemstones.

Legendary Mineral Dealer’s Collection Goes Up for Auction

October 13, 2020
Pieces from the late Rock Currier’s collection head to Bonhams, including a 530-carat kunzite and a gold jewelry box decorated with gemstones.

2 Top Lots Withdrawn, Jadeite Necklace Sells for $8M at Sotheby’s

October 8, 2020
The 118.88-carat Burmese sapphire touted ahead of the sale didn’t go up for auction in Hong Kong Wednesday.

CPAA Is Extending Its Design Competition Deadline

October 8, 2020
Now, designers have until mid-December to submit their entries.

Gübelin to Develop AI Approach to Gemstone Analysis

October 7, 2020
The lab is partnering with Swiss research and development center CSEM to automate the determination of gem origin and authenticity.

Amanda’s Style File: October’s Opals and Tourmalines

October 5, 2020
Here are 16 styles celebrating the month’s birthstones, both lucky enough to have numerous color palettes to appeal to different people.

AIGS Opens Second Lab in China

October 5, 2020
The Shenzhen take-in window has opened just months after a new branch in Shanghai.

Watch: The ‘Microteers’ Talk About Photographing Gem Inclusions

October 2, 2020
Gemologists Billie Hughes, Nathan Renfro and Danny Sanchez discuss their processes and share a few of their favorite photos.

Check Out the 118-Carat Blue Sapphire Heading to Auction

October 1, 2020
It’s up for sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong just two days after the “perfect” 102.39-carat diamond being sold without reserve.

AGTA Announces 2020 AGTA Spectrum Award Judges

October 1, 2020
The judging will happen in Dallas to minimize travel during the pandemic.

This Collection of Cameos, Intaglios Brought in $368K at Auction

September 25, 2020
All 90 pieces dating from antiquity to the 19th century offered by one collector were snapped up by buyers at Bonhams London Wednesday.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

September 18, 2020
National Jeweler’s popular “5 Things to Know” series featured a deep dive on red beryl and a music icon’s crown earned top dollar at auction.

5 Things to Know About … Red Beryl

September 15, 2020
It’s the gemstone also known as bixbite, but there are some in the trade who think it should be called red emerald.

Stuller Releases New Diamonds and Gemstones Catalog

September 11, 2020
The reimagined edition of its loose stone book features a Notable Gemstones section and Stuller Diamonds with grading reports.

This Jewelry Book Highlights a Hot New Gemstone Exhibition

September 2, 2020
“Gems” is the fruit of a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris.

Amanda’s Style File: September’s Sapphires

September 1, 2020
See 16 jewels celebrating one of the most versatile and crowd-pleasing gemstones.

This Virtual Market Is Connecting Artisanal Miners with Buyers

August 21, 2020
Started in response to the pandemic, Virtu Gem sells rough from miners in Zambia and Malawi.

There’s a New Peridot Mine in the Changbai Mountains

August 17, 2020
Fuli Gemstones is mining, processing and cutting vivid, grass-green peridot in the northeastern region of China.

Fura to Acquire Australian Mining Company

August 12, 2020
The deal includes 73 sapphire mining leases in Central Queensland.
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