Colored Gemstones


What I’d Like to Find Underneath My Christmas Tree

December 9, 2020
In a nod to a top trend in 2020 and to end the year on a happy note, Senior Editor, Gemstones Brecken Branstrator fills up her wish list with rainbow jewels.

AGA Releases Details for Virtual Conference

December 8, 2020
It will feature four gemological education sessions over two days, Feb. 16 and 17, 2021.

AGTA Cancels 2021 Tucson GemFair

December 2, 2020
The Pima County Health Department denied the organization’s application to hold the event in February due to the ongoing pandemic.

This Emerald and Diamond Necklace Just Fetched $7M at Auction

December 2, 2020
It led the Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale.

GJX Cancels 2021 Tucson Trade Show

November 19, 2020
It joins the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in deciding there are too many risks and obstacles to hold the event early next year.

Why Gübelin Wants Us To Talk About Gemstones Like Wine

November 18, 2020
The lab’s new Gemstone Rating evaluates the quality, rarity and salience of a stone to assign it a numerical value from 75 to 100.

Muzo Emeralds’ New Designer Collaboration Is Its Best Yet

November 16, 2020
It’s the first collection featuring faceted emeralds from the Muzo mine in Colombia and it launches today on Moda Operandi.

ASM and the COVID-19 Impact

November 12, 2020
The pandemic slowed activity for a majority of the market and left the most vulnerable sectors of the colored stone supply chain in a dire situation.

This 15-Carat Pink Diamond Sold for $26 Million

November 12, 2020
“The Spirit of the Rose” stole the show at Sotheby’s Geneva jewelry auction, while white diamonds put on a strong performance as well.

See Which Jeweler Is a Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift This Year

November 10, 2020
Hint: These presents are luxurious, and so are the gems set in this American jewelry-maker’s pieces.

This Book Takes You ‘Beyond Fabergé’ in Russian Jewelry History

November 4, 2020
The authors dive into the lesser known jewelers that created the masterpieces of Imperial Russia.

New York’s AMNH Sets Open Date for Its New Gem, Mineral Halls

November 3, 2020
The renovated 11,000-square-foot halls feature about 5,000 specimens and, for the first time, a temporary exhibition space.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Canceled in 2021

October 29, 2020
Open to the public as well as collectors and professionals, the event is part of the 50-venue Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.

This Gem Cutter Won Spectrum’s ‘Best of Show’ Award Again

October 28, 2020
David Nassi of 100% Natural Ltd. took the top honor for the second year in a row with a big pair of spessartite garnets.

Dive Into the Oscar Heyman Holiday Catalog for Some Major Gem Endorphins

October 26, 2020
It’s the first interactive digital catalog from the jeweler.

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.
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