Appraisal News

Selling Gold and Precious Metal Jewelry

Thinking about selling your gold or precious metal jewelry? Here is a great article by fellow Master Gemologist AppraiserĀ® Nancy Stacy.Read now

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$50 Million in Diamonds Stolen at Brussels Airport

By Rob Bates, Reprinted from JCK Online On Feb. 19, some $50 million in diamonds were stolen at the Brussels airport by four armed men posing as police officers, according to news reports and local sources. The men bore a hole in an airport security fence, drove onto the tarmac with two cars, and then stole the diamonds from a …

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New Source for Gem Quality Emeralds

Hiddenite, North Carolina: A New Source for Gem-Quality Emeralds By Antoinette Matlins, PG Located in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians, among the oldest and most weathered part of the mountain chain, Hiddenite, NC, has long been associated with a wide range of minerals, including emerald, ruby, sapphire, and the rare, deep green member of the spodumene family known as …

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How About This For Christmas?

Sometimes it’s a pricey gift, and sometimes it’s just a card. And then sometimes it’s a pricey card. This Christmas, Miami-based greeting card manufacturer Gilded Age Greetings is offering hand painted cards, in which the lettering is from gold and the decoration includes diamonds, rubies and sapphires. A single card could put you back a cool $5,000. Other gemstones are …

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Record Breaking Red Diamond

Record-breaking Christie’s auction sees red diamond sold for $666,200 per carat The final lot in the sale at Christie’s auction house in New York on December 10 was possibly the most eagerly awaited. It was a rare diamond of 3.15 cts., which was said to be the largest reddish-orange diamond ever graded at the Gemological Institute of America. The low …

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