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  1. Q1 Gold Jewellery Demand Soft, Says WGC
  2. Jewellery Buying Groups Formed New Global Alliance
  3. Singapore to Host Jewellery & Gem World 2022
  4. ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Premiered in Tiffany’s 2022 High Jewellery Collection
  5. Christie’s to Auction ‘The Light of Africa’ for $18M in June
  6. New Board of Directors were elected to Jewellery Exporters Association of Turkey
  7. Oroarezzo back with Première Competition
  8. ‘De Beers Blue’ auctions US$57.5M at Sotheby’s
  9. CTF launches Mother’s Day collection
  10. Jewelers of America Announces The 2022 CASE Award Winners
  11. De Beers: Diamond Businesses Staying Cautious About Business Expectations
  12. Synthetic Alexandrite Pioneer David Patterson Dies at 89
  13. 205 CARAT FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS | 11 MAY 2022
  14. Rebecca Foerster Appointed As President of Hearts On Fire
  15. US Steps Up Sanctions Against Alrosa
  16. PGI Study Findings: Consumers Have Different Interpretations of Sustainability
  17. Irving Wong Appointed as Pandora’s General Manager For China
  18. Rolex’s 6 New Watches Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Geneva
  19. Sixième Sens par Cartier High Jewellery: Heteractis Ring
  20. Will Russian Diamond Ban Help Foster Lab-Grown Diamond Business?
  21. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  22. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  23. JEWELLERY GENEVA Takes Place between 30 March and 3 April 2022
  24. Christie’s Presents 228 carat White Dimond
  25. Gold Bar Integrity Programme to be Implemented
  26. Press Release: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BRUUN RASMUSSEN AUCTIONEERS – DENMARK’S LEADING AUCT
  27. Early Spring Fashion for Natural Diamonds
  28. Jennifer Garner Shines in De Beers Jewellers at the Premiere in New York
  29. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Cartier Women’s Initiative Impact Report”
  30. American Gem Trade Association Announces Partnership with JCK Show Again
  31. Chow Tai Fook and Canada's Mountain Province Diamonds Sign Supply Agreement
  32. Registration Is Open for 2022 JCK Show
  33. Alrosa Caught Up in U.S. Sanctions
  34. Tawhid Abdullah Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  35. The Largest Blue Diamond Appears at Sotheby’s Auction
  36. Price Rise for Nearly 90% Of Fancy Colour Last Year
  37. Dickson Yewn’s Collectibles Given for Sotheby’s Charity Auction
  38. De Beers Boosts Production
  39. Watches & Wonders Geneva To Be Held In Hybrid Format
  40. Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai to Debut February
  41. Hong Kong Losing its Dominance as the World's Largest Watch Market
  42. Gift Guide for CNY
  43. Press Release: Sotheby’s Announces New Appointments To Luxury Team In ASsia
  44. Georg Jensen Becomes a Certified Member of RJC
  45. 555.55-carat Black Dimond Unveiled at Sotheby’s Auction
  46. GIA Appoints Anna Martin as SVP for Institute, Industry Relations
  47. Alrosa Boosts Direct Sales of Fancy Diamonds to Investors
  48. CIBJO General Assembly postponed to March 17 and 18, 2022
  49. 7,525 Carat Emerald Discovered
  50. Karl Lagerfeld Jewellery Collections to Shine
  51. Diamonds Travel To The Space
  52. Vicenzaoro January postponed to March
  53. America’s Youngest Jeweller Starts Business via Instagram
  54. Concerns over conflict gold arise again
  55. The 1st International Gemstone & Diamond Trade Summit Wraps Up in Macao
  56. The Knot’s Study:Over 30% of Respondents Say Natural Diamond Unimportant
  57. Pantone’s 2022 Colour of the Year: Very Peri
  58. Phillips Jewellery Auctions Fetch over HK$181 Million
  59. The World’s First Pure Gold Castle of Magical Dreams by CHOW TAI FOOK
  60. Jewellery Sales Jumped 78% During the Thanksgiving Holiday
  61. Gem Auctions DMCC’s Debut Auction Successful
  62. Cartier’s Christmas Tree Lights Up the City with Love and Hope
  63. Rediscovering Lacloche in Hong Kong
  64. Blue diamonds to lead Christie’s HK autumn sale
  65. JMA show to stage next Thursday
  66. HK auction to help Cambodian kids
  67. Basel fair cancelled again
  68. HKDI show to continue in Dec
  69. Gemfields sells 7,500-carat emerald for good
  70. Sustainability is key to diamond purchases, a report says
  71. Christie’s Geneva jewellery sale fetches CHF53.7m
  72. Cibjo forms working group on fei cui standards
  73. Only Watch raises CHF30m for DMD research
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  2. The queen of gems, the gem of queens
  3. Classics return

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Febraury 2021

The only primary colour in the cool spectrum, blue creates another cool colour green when combining with yellow. The blue-green hue has a calming and relaxing attribute while incorporating the cheerfulness and energy of the warm colour. Teal sapphire, a bicoloured gemstone of the corundum family, has gained momentum among the younger generations for engagement rings in recent years thanks to its magical blue-green colour combination, durability, scarcity, preciousness, uniqueness and affordability.

Colour holds a special place in the quality factors of gemstones - colour, transparency, shape, cut, carat weight, etc. Navneet Agarwal, marketing manager of Navneet Gems and Minerals, said: “Mostly, all the gemmological descriptions are important just like any other coloured gemstone. The best teal sapphires in terms of the important factor ‘colour’, is how close it is to a mermaid sapphire.” ‘Mermaid sapphire’ is a subset of teal sapphires that presents a 50-50 ratio of blue and green colours, according to the Bangkok-based gemstone supplier.

A survey conducted by the company early in 2020 showed that 90 percent of women under 30 wanted their engagement ring to be unique, of whom 35 percent who want sapphires as their centre stone see teal sapphires as a great possibility. Besides the unique blue-green colour combination, durability adds a wow factor to the gemstone.

As a corundum variety, teal sapphire has a hardness of nine on the Mohs scale, making it an ideal choice for intricate faceting in order to maximise its brilliance. Agarwal told Hong Kong Jewellery that teal sapphire is mostly used as cut stones for the unique engagement ring concept, which makes cabochons not suitable at the moment.

A durable gemstone celebrating eternal love, teal sapphire comes as an affordable alternative to its popular counterparts such as blue sapphire or Padparadscha at an average of 50-60 percent lesser. For instance, according to Navneet Gems, the average price of a one-carat ‘cornflower’ blue sapphire is US$400-$600, a Padparadscha of a comparable size and quality shall be US$800-$1,200, and US$100-$300 for a teal sapphire. Mermaid sapphire shall command a higher price than its teal counterparts.

Despite the competitive prices, teal sapphire has appreciated in value as a consequence of growing popularity, said Navneet Agarwal.

Roughs of teal sapphire are mostly ethically mined from the United States, Australia and Africa. For Navneet Gems and Minerals, for instance, the gemstone is primarily sourced from verified mines in Australia, with some from Montana, Nigeria and Madagascar. “We have personally inspected and have made sure that they are devoid of local conflict, child labour and slavery,” said Agarwal when addressing to the sustainability issue which is a rising concern amongst the gem trade as well as consumers nowadays.

According to Agarwal, followers of teal sapphire are everywhere, with the United States, Australia, and some European countries being the hottest spots. “In Asia, Singapore and Hong Kong are the leading markets where teal sapphire is receiving very well,” he added.

Scores of luxury consumption reports have suggested that younger generations are craving authenticity, uniqueness and sustainability, which seems to promise a rosy future for teal sapphire. On the trade side, Agarwal believes that the gemstone has a brighter outlook going forward. “Current buyers are always looking for investment value, anything that is new and undervalued will be well received,” he says. (Photo courtesy: Navneet Gems and Minerals)

 

 

 

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