How do I find the value of my gemstones?
Affectionately known as the Four C’s to us gem nerds, Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut are the four yardsticks used to measure gemstone value.
- Hue: The name of the color, like red or pink.
- Saturation: The color’s vividness or brightness.
- Tone: The depth of color (or lack thereof)
- Coverage: The color’s consistency.
How can I sell my gemstones?
You could try selling your gemstones or jewelry through a local auction house or through an online auction site. If a gemstone or piece of jewelry is of high quality, you might consider selling it through one of the larger auction houses.
How are gems appraised?
A professional appraisal must include a detailed gemological description of the gem and its setting, which often requires removing the gem from its mounting. It should also include a complete description of the gem’s carat weight, size, color, clarity, cut, whether the gem is natural, and whether it has been enhanced.
Do gemstones have value?
The value of a colored stone is dependent on a number of factors. Just because a stone is a sapphire or emerald does not automatically mean it has value. Most gem deposits typically produce much more low quality rough than they do rough with gem potential.
How much do gems sell for?
New Classic gems can cost between $50 and 1000 dollars per carat for an average one-carat gemstone. Tsavorite is a good example of a new classic stone that can reach $3k per carat. Affordable Gemstones are a combination of great color available at a good price.
How much is amethyst worth?
For a gem which was once regarded as precious as Sapphire, Amethyst is very affordable, even at the higher grades. Prices for high quality cut stones are typically in the range of $20 to $30 per carat, with particularly fine pieces around $40 per carat.
What can I do with loose gemstones?
Whether your gemstones are loose or are a component of jewelry, you can typically sell your gemstone to the same buyers that might be interested in purchasing diamonds or precious metals. Jewelers, gemstone dealers, diamond buyers, diamond exchanges, antique dealers, and local pawn shops all typically accept gemstones.
Is there an app to identify stones?
1. Geology Toolkit. Geology Toolkit is a popular rock identification app which allows geologists to examine and explore minerals and rocks features under microscope or hand-specimen properties.
What is the rarest gemstone?
Musgravite. Musgravite was discovered in 1967 and is arguably the rarest gemstone in the world. It was first discovered in Musgrave Ranges, Australia, and later found in Madagascar and Greenland.
Is there an app to identify stones and crystals?
Take a photo of any crystals or gemstones and get an instant accurate identification. This rock scanner app contains over 6000+ types of rocks and helps anyone who wants to recognize, examine and explore characteristics of stones in seconds.
How long does it take to appraise a gemstone?
Two factors will affect how long it takes: who and how much. One piece of jewelry will take much less time to appraise than if you have multiple pieces. Expect it to typically take anywhere from a few days to about a week depending on how many items need to be appraised.
How much is the paradigm gem worth?
Prices. Peridot ranges in price from about $50–80/ct. for well-cut gems in the 1–2 ct. size, up to as much as $400–450 ct.
Where can I get an opal appraised?
Please call in advance to schedule appraisal services. The store can be very busy with customers, and we want to be sure someone is available to assist you: 608-588-9317, or email email@example.com. The Opal Man charges a per-item appraisal fee.