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What makes a ‘good’ coloured gem? 

What makes a ‘good’ coloured gem? 

Well…‘good’, ‘better’ and ‘best’ are all subjective! I know you’re probably hoping that I’d be able to give you a list of qualities/ attributes to look out for, but how can you quantify the beauty of rare gems into a checklist?  Unlike Diamonds’ 4 Cs, coloured...
Do engagement rings have to be Diamond?

Do engagement rings have to be Diamond?

Nah, that’s just what De Beers wants you to believe. Diamonds aren’t the traditional part, but rings are! Ancient Egyptians used to construct rings out of braided reeds and wore them on the fourth finger of the left hand, just like today’s modern customs. A circular...
How does coloured gemstone pricing work? 

How does coloured gemstone pricing work? 

Everyone knows about Diamonds’ 4Cs — Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat; but how do we grade and price coloured gems? First of all, coloured gems are very different from Diamonds. If I were to draw an analogy, buying diamonds is like buying a piece of land — you...
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    Does the cut of a coloured gem matter as much as for Diamonds?