Pearl Buying Guide
In this golden age of pearls, a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors are available. Our pearl buying guide can help you select a pearl you’ll love.
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Pearl Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Pearls are the only gems found within living creatures, both salt and freshwater mollusks. However, most pearls on the market...
Calcareous Concretions Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Several species of marine mollusks produce stony growths called calcareous concretions or non-nacreous pearls. Varieties such as conch pearls, tridacna...
Freshwater Pearls Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Like their marine cousins, many freshwater mollusks can produce pearls. However, this rarely occurs in nature. Today, the majority of...
Saltwater Pearls Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Although pearls are one of humanity’s most ancient gems, natural undersea beds of pearl-producing oysters now occur very rarely. Cultured...
Gemology Book Reviews: Careers
Learn how varied gemology careers can be. Our gemology book reviews highlight three different approaches — as art, science, and...
Augelite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Soft and brittle, rare augelites are difficult to cut and unsuitable for wear. Faceted transparent pieces are only found in...
Six Famous Aquamarines
Aquamarines have been cut into many large and beautiful gemstones. Let’s take a look at six of the world’s most...
Risk Management and Gem Buying for Profit
You can’t eliminate all risks from gem investing, but understanding the risks you’ll face and your appetite for them will...
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