American-Made Gems Shine: Gem Pricing, September 2015

Seasonal sluggishness marks the current state of the U.S. gemstone market. There is, however, concern that tepid demand could linger into the fall. Jewelers continue to find value in lesser-known and exotic gems although, even in this category, bargains are becoming more difficult to source. The slowdown of investment in China’s luxury sector makes it clear that, for all but the finest grades, prices—especially for ruby and sapphire—will have to edge down.This is not to say there are no bright spots—to the contrary. There has been a notable uptick in demand for gems mined in America. M
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