Monthly Archives: June 2014

Market insight into clarity enhanced paraiba type tourmaline

I just had a great conversation with a women who is actively buying large numbers of faceted paraiba type tourmaline.  She had just purchased a beautiful gemstone that turned out to a Laurellite and wanted to discuss it with me.  … Continue reading

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How dear is your tourmaline? Precious Rubellite!

Threw my friend a well known goldsmith in the Pittsburgh Pa area, I have come to know a fellow that sells melee, casts metal and has been involved in the lapidary trade for years. In the eighties a major find … Continue reading

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Totally inappropriate behavour with a strange twist, green emerald cut.

This post is on a personal trip down a path that I have just begun to travel with determination. The market in tourmaline is so bad for a custom cutter/me that I have decided to actively pursue getting only rough … Continue reading

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