Some good news
One of the biggest events of the year for many in the industry is the AGTA GemFair in Tuscson. After having to cancel the show in 2021, the Fair was back in business during the first week of February. Thousands of gem and jewellery buyers met up and the Fair was a big success. Great to see that our industry is moving back to some form or normality.
While we were unable to attend the AGTA GemFair, we have not been lazy and have sourced some gorgeous new gems.
Blue Topaz is becoming ever more popular, and our gem buyer has secured some gorgeous, larger London blue Topaz that would look stunning in any pendant setting.
If you prefer the slightly lighter colored Swiss blue Topaz then we got you covered as well.
An eye catching gemstone that is being used more and more to make unique modern jewelry is the colorful Chrysocolla. Chrysocolla is also very popular among gemstone collectors for its eye-catching and complex appearance as well as those who appreciate and understand its spiritual powers and benefits.
Color is our world and we have made it even easier for you to shop gemstones by color through our new sort filter.
A quick reminder that the birthstone for March is Aquamarine, a truly beautiful gemstone that will irrefutably match countless different styles and designs. From pale and light blues through to deep dark blues and some greenish blues as well, this variety of beryl derives its name from the Latin aqua marina, meaning 'seawater', for its resemblance to the crystal clear, bluish-green of shallow seawaters
If you prefer your gemstones to be a bit more meaningful and resolute, the secondary birthstone is the historic and spiritual bloodstone, a stunning opaque green stone with flecks of red.
Both would make excellent gifts for loved ones or for yourself this March.
I will leave you with a couple of our questions sent in by customers this month.
Customer Questions and Answers:
I know of blue Apatite but are there other colors available too?
The neon blues may be the most famous of the apatites but this gemstone comes in a whole range of colors, green, brown, softer or darker blues, yellow, violet and even colorless. We have a large selection of Apatite gems in all colors here.
Is it true that Obsidian is a volcanic gemstone?
Yes, Obsidian is naturally occurring volcanic glass which has been used as a gemstone since antiquity. Obsidian was named after Obsius, a Roman who discovered a similar stone, and is formed when lava cools.
That's all for now.
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