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Amethyst Geode 1.04 tonnes At Our Head Quarters

Amethyst Geode 1.04 tonnes At Our Head Quarters

Our headquarters now has this beautiful massive 1.04 tonne Amethyst geode proudly on display on the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Ancient Predictions For 2012

Ancient Predictions For 2012

Many Ancient civilizations have their own predictions about our times.Mayan 2012 calendar is world famous but many other civilizations also have predictions.
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Australian Sapphire Prices Are Set To Boom

Australian Sapphire Prices Are Set To Boom

Australian Sapphire prices are set to boom with the announcement of Richland Resources pulling their first Sapphire out of the Capricron Sapphire mine. Together with two other factors Aussie Sapphires are about to become extremely popular.
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Can You Smash A Diamond - The Most Durable Gemstone On The Planet?

Can You Smash A Diamond - The Most Durable Gemstone On The Planet?

Can you smash a diamond? There are few things as durable as these beautiful gems, but they can crack, chip, and break. Learn about diamond durability, vulnerability, and how to fix a damaged one!
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Certified Gemstones

Certified Gemstones

Certified Gemstones are a great way to build confidence with buyers. Gem Rock Auction aims to have the most number of certified gemstones on the web.
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Compare Operating Cost Of An Online Gemstone Shop To  A Retail Outlet

Compare Operating Cost Of An Online Gemstone Shop To A Retail Outlet

From closing down the retail shop to successfully selling online, Mygems a gemstone business explains the reason why they chose to sell online.
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Emerald History: 7 World-Famous Emeralds and Their Stories

Emerald History: 7 World-Famous Emeralds and Their Stories

Emeralds have a vibrant history spanning royalty, shipwrecks and war. Here are the 8 most famous emeralds in emerald history.
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Emerald Paternity Tests & Diamond Blockchain Technology

Emerald Paternity Tests & Diamond Blockchain Technology

Was your gemstone ethically sourced? You’ll soon be able to know for sure! New gemstone testing and marking techniques can tell you exactly where your diamond or emerald came from.
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Fossils Of The World

Fossils Of The World

In theory, almost anything that was once alive could become a fossil even a scrap of the jelly like tissue from the soft body of a sea creature.
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Gemstone Sheriff Program

Gemstone Sheriff Program

The Gemstone Sheriff Program is a world first program that allows customers to request a review on any item listed on Gem Rock Auctions.
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Gemstone Trends - What Gemstones Are Popular Right Now

Gemstone Trends - What Gemstones Are Popular Right Now

A monthly breakdown of the best gemstone trends and sales on Gem Rock Auctions. A must read for all industry buyers and sellers for the best choice of investment gemstones.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Gemstone Trends Worldwide 2017

Gemstone Trends Worldwide 2017

Gem Rock Auctions is specialist site for verified industry gemstone sellers. We have compile this report based on the last 12 months of 50,000 gemstones sold
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Gig Economy - Start A New Online Business Selling Stones and Jewelry

Gig Economy - Start A New Online Business Selling Stones and Jewelry

Do you dream of working online but don’t know where to start? Time to partner with Gem Rock Auctions! Learn how to join the gig economy and start a new online business!
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Hope Spinel Breaks World Record at Auction in London

Hope Spinel Breaks World Record at Auction in London

The Hope Spinel has set a new world record for the highest price ever received for a Spinel. Click to find out how much it sold for.
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How To Choose the Right Jewelry Settings for Your Gems

How To Choose the Right Jewelry Settings for Your Gems

Wondering how to choose the right jewelry setting for your gemstones? Learn about the most popular gem settings and how to choose the best one!
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How To Get Your Diamond Certified

How To Get Your Diamond Certified

A diamond certificate gives you valuable insight into the precious stone in your possession, but what exactly does that entail?
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List Of Gemstones Found In The USA

List Of Gemstones Found In The USA

We often think upon Africa as the world’s main source of quality gem stones but did you know that USA has large and unique deposits of gemstones?
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Loose Diamonds vs. Mounted Diamonds For Engagement Rings

Loose Diamonds vs. Mounted Diamonds For Engagement Rings

Before you get down on one knee, let’s talk about something that is all too often overlooked: loose diamonds vs. mounted diamonds.
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Moissanite vs Diamond – Which Should I Choose for My Engagement Ring?

Moissanite vs Diamond – Which Should I Choose for My Engagement Ring?

When it comes to engagement rings, it seems that diamonds are the default option. There is another option though: Moissanite
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Morganite is set to shine as Pantone release the color of the year

Morganite is set to shine as Pantone release the color of the year

2016 will be the year of the rose-tinged Morganite. Pantone has released two colors this year and we will show you what gemstones will make the cut.
  • Ross Sedawie
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Pink Legacy Diamond Sells For Over $50 Million

Pink Legacy Diamond Sells For Over $50 Million

A new world record price was made on 13 November 2018, when the Pink Legacy Diamond sold at Christie’s auction house in Geneva.
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Pink Star Diamond - Is it the Most Expensive Gemstone Ever Sold?

Pink Star Diamond - Is it the Most Expensive Gemstone Ever Sold?

The Pink Star, a stunning 59.6-carat pink diamond, is scheduled for auction in Hong Kong on April 4 (April 3 in the US). This unique gemstone is expected to sell for more than $60 million, eclipsing the current most expensive gemstone record hol
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Pinky Ring - The Power and the History

Pinky Ring - The Power and the History

Pinky rings are types of rings that are primarily worn on the fifth finger, which is also referred to as a pinky finger. Pinky finger originally derived its name from a Dutch word “pink” which means a little finger.
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Safety Tips: How To Handle Toxic and Radioactive Gems

Safety Tips: How To Handle Toxic and Radioactive Gems

When it comes to handling toxic and radioactive gems, you want to take safety precautions to protect your health and workspace. Learn how to store, handle and dispose of hazardous gemstones.
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Sell Gemstones Online with Gem Rock Auctions

Sell Gemstones Online with Gem Rock Auctions

Are you looking for a place to sell gemstones online? Gem Rock Auctions is a fantastic platform that allows all types of people to sell their precious gemstones online direct to the public. Will you join us?
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Shanghai Share Market Crashes But Gemstones Are Booming

Shanghai Share Market Crashes But Gemstones Are Booming

The Shanghai Share Market has crashed but at Gem Rock Auctions we always see the upside. Click to read about what has happened to the gemstone industry during the last share market crashes.
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Should Beginners Practice Faceting on Natural or Synthetic Quartz?

Should Beginners Practice Faceting on Natural or Synthetic Quartz?

Are you a new Lapidary? Then you are likely facing the conundrum of whether or not beginners should practice faceting on natural or synthetic quartz. Find out in this helpful guide!
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Spoil Your Mom - Mother’s Day Gift That Last a Lifetime

Spoil Your Mom - Mother’s Day Gift That Last a Lifetime

With Mother’s Day on Sunday May 14, now is the perfect time to find this year’s gift. Gem Rock Auctions offers a range of gorgeous jewelry including rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets.
  • 5th Nov 2020
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Sunrise Ruby Sets A New World Record Sale Price

Sunrise Ruby Sets A New World Record Sale Price

The Sunrise Ruby sets a new world record price for a Ruby at the Geneva Sotheby's Auction. It breaks the record for the total price as well as price per ct.
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Take A Look At The Best Gemstone Sales Of 2015

Take A Look At The Best Gemstone Sales Of 2015

2015 was a massive year at Gem Rock Auctions. Check out some of the biggest and best gemstone sold online throughout the year.
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The History Of Synthetic Ruby: Origins And Properties

The History Of Synthetic Ruby: Origins And Properties

How can you spot a real ruby from a synthetic? Learn about the history of synthetic ruby, how they are made, and how they stack up against real rubies.
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The Hope Diamond - Value, History and Mystery

The Hope Diamond - Value, History and Mystery

For many centuries, the Hope Diamond has remained as one of the most famous and largest colored Diamonds in the world. Learn more about this amazing gem
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The Most Expensive Gemstones In The World

The Most Expensive Gemstones In The World

There have been some incredible gemstones sold over the years to astute collectors. We will look at the most expensive stones ever sold.
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Top 10 Gemstones of All Time

Top 10 Gemstones of All Time

Here are our top ten gemstones that we think ever collector should own. Black Opal, Grandiderite and Musgravite all feature. How many do you own?
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Valentine's Day Ideas, Say it with Gemstones

Valentine's Day Ideas, Say it with Gemstones

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? There is no better gift idea to say I love you than a precious natural gemstone.
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Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Throughout The Years

Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Throughout The Years

Did you know that there are bras that come with a starting price of $15,000,000? Check out the last 22 years of Fantasy Bras from Victoria's Secret.
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What is A Gem? All Your Gemstone Questions Answered

What is A Gem? All Your Gemstone Questions Answered

What is A Gem? All Your Gemstone Questions Answered
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What Is Center-Fused Topaz? A Buyer’s Guide

What Is Center-Fused Topaz? A Buyer’s Guide

Many gemstones receive enhancements to alter their coloring. What is center-fused topaz? Learn about the 2-step process of transforming dull gems into beautiful colored gemstones!
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What is Gemstone Birefringence?

What is Gemstone Birefringence?

Birefringence relates to the directions light is split into when it enters a gemstone, and whether or not light is refracted once, or multiple times.
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What is the Color of Amethyst? Learn About the Most Popular Purple Gem!

What is the Color of Amethyst? Learn About the Most Popular Purple Gem!

Amethyst is an ancient crystal ranging from light lilac to deep purple. Learn all about the color of amethyst, the crystal’s origins, meaning, and healing properties!
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What Is The Difference Between Spectrolite and Labradorite?

What Is The Difference Between Spectrolite and Labradorite?

With two gems so similar, you might wonder what is the difference between spectrolite and labradorite? From origin to meaning, come along as we break it all down for you!
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When Will Gemstones Overtake Diamond Sales?

When Will Gemstones Overtake Diamond Sales?

Gemstone mining is expected to grow in the next years to come so it is a good time to analyse what is going on.
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Which Diamond Cut Sparkles the Most?

Which Diamond Cut Sparkles the Most?

Not all diamonds are created equal. So, what makes certain diamonds sparkle more than others? In this article, we’re shining the light on a crucial factor of diamond sparkle.
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Why Now Is A Good Time To Buy Tanzanite

Why Now Is A Good Time To Buy Tanzanite

How corruption, government interference, smuggling and tax avoidance impact the Tanzanite industry.
  • Paul Sedawie
  • 5th Nov 2020
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