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Gemstones are some of the world’s best investment pieces, allowing you to not only sell them at a profit but conveniently assign them to other investors. So, if you’re searching for your next best investment, you have come to the right place.
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How are Gemstones Priced?
Gemstones are often priced by the carat weight but can occasionally be priced by the piece if the cost of the work required exceeds the cost of the gemstone itself.
Examples include gemstone carvings, cabochons, and beads. Other factors affecting the price of a gemstone include the gemstone variety, origins, colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight.
Some gemstones are more expensive because of their rarity and difficulty in replicating their unique characteristics. These include emeralds, rubies, sapphires, spinel and alexandrites. Other gemstones that are more easily found through natural mining, means more supply and lower prices.
Highly intense and saturated colours that are clear and pure are often the highest-quality. The colours that sit in the middle of the spectrum are more highly regarded than colours that are too light or too dark. A gemstone’s colour is more important than the clarity for its unique colouration.
Gemstones with no visible inclusions and are considered flawless are costlier than those with inclusions. A clean gemstone will have more brilliance and a higher clarity grade that is more highly valued.
Gemstone cutting requires high-quality skills that can make a significant difference in price. Lapidary has the ability to balance out proportions to maximise light refraction within a gemstone that affects its brilliance and lustre.
The price per carat weight has the potential to increase exponentially with the size of a gemstone, such as with diamonds. Good quality sapphires and rubies can have a higher price point per carat, but there are also calibrated sizes for gemstones that can affect the price per gemstone.
A gemstone cut to a calibrated size is a gemstone that is cut to a specific size to be available for stock and is, therefore, more expensive than a free size stone due to the increased wastage from cutting from a gemstone rough.
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What are the Rarest Gemstones?
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The rarest gemstones in the market are considered fine gemstones if they are scarce to mine and are found in smaller carat weights in comparison to other more common gemstones, such as red spinel. A gemstone’s rarity can be due to its unique colour-changing ability, colour-play characteristic, or chemical composition that can affect clarity.
Popular in Imperial Russia for its red and green colour, alexandrite has a remarkable colour-changing ability that can appear green-blue in daylight to red under incandescent light. Alexandrite was first discovered in the 1830s in the Ural Mountains of Russia and was named after Czar Alexander II who was assassinated in 1881. The colour-change is caused by the combination of trace elements, chromium, and beryllium.
To be considered an alexandrite a colour-change greater than 30% is required. This gemstone is often synthesised in laboratories to expand its availability in the market, adding to its increased discovery in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil.
Jadeite is popular in South East Asia. The Chinese, Maori, and Mayan cultures also place a high value on jadeite pieces.
This gemstone is highly prized for its texture and translucence. High-quality jadeite is considered to appear full of water and is electric green in the jade hue. Jadeite gemstones can also be found in other colours, including colourless, blue-black, blue, lavender, yellow, and orange-red. The value of jadeite is based on the subjectivity of a collector’s opinion, alongside its artistry and antiquity.
This gemstone can look like spinel at first but reacts to light differently.
Taaffeite is sourced in Sri Lanka, with a handful of gemstones also found in Tanzania and China, but are rarely seen by the public. Taaffeite is mainly stored in private or gemological collections, which have less than 50 existing taaffeite pieces in total.
Painite was once the world’s rarest gem for its scarcity. It was first discovered in 1951 by Arthur Charles Davy, a British gemologist who marked this dark red crystal as a new mineral in 1957. Today there are less than two dozen painite specimens and recently some Myanmar mines have revealed some painite gemstones.
Also known as a red emerald, Red Beryl is only ever found in small amounts when found. This scarce gemstone is coloured with its bright red hue from manganese impurities from the rock. It is found in Mexico, New Mexico and Utah.
The carat weight of a Red Beryl is often too small for lapidary to be cut and used.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many gemstones are there?
There were estimated to be 200 varieties of natural gemstones known in the world in 2014. This includes precious and semi-precious gemstones. Precious gemstones include emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Only about 30 gemstones are popular and frequently used in the jewellery market.
Are precious gems a good investment?
History has shown precious gemstones are a good investment.
Precious gemstones that are coloured and less known can exponentially increase in value. Their rarity is exemplified by their natural creation process from the earth that can take millions of years to form. They are not an on-demand product and considered older in the gemological world than semi-precious gemstones.
A good quality gemstone of two carats or more could be worth the investment, especially if it has an additional rare factor to it. Lab certifications from reputable gemology labs ensure the quality of a precious gemstone and its lasting value.
Why are gemstones so valuable?
Gemstones are valuable for their unique durability, beauty and scarcity in the market, particularly those that are natural and mined.
Their beauty lies in their unique colouration and clarity. Their worth also increases with the time and skills spent on cutting and polishing a gemstone to make it viable for wearability.
Natural gemstones become rarer as the cost of mining rises and more and more mines have been exhausted. Gemstones are continuing to grow in value. Quality over the gemstone type and even carat weight can determine the value of a gemstone.
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