The Guide Expands Gemstone Pricing

The colored-gemstone pricing book The Guide has expanded and updated its gemstone pricing to reflect what's new in the market. With steadily increasing requests for pricing on laboratory-grown diamonds, The Guide Diamonds has added pricing charts for HPHT-grown synthetics in yellow, pink, and blue colors. The Guide Diamonds already has separate pricing grids for natural diamond in individual fancy shapes. Research director Stuart Robertson notes that The Guide Diamonds is the first and only publication to research pricing on ideal cuts and fancy colors. In the colored-gemstone Guides, more than 20 categories have changed, and the trend for unenhanced gems is strong. "Dealers are concerned that buyers may experience sticker shock later in the year as demand for untreated stones is outpacing supply, especially in the ruby and sapphire markets," writes Robertson. Consequently, sapphires,

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