Gem Cash International
Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires are very rich in history, tradition and lore. Throughout the ages, their beauty has adorned crown jewels and has been valued for trade. Historians have well documented the healing powers of gemstones known to many indigenous peoples and ancient cultures. Coveted collections of these precious gems can be found in major museums around the world including the British Museum of Natural History in London, the Smithsonian Institute in the United States, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Banco de la Republica display in Columbia, and the Iranian Crown Jewels collection, last displayed in Tehran. Still today, Emeralds, Rubies, and Sapphires are the most important coloured stones on the world market. Their market values vary according to current political climates, environmental conditions, and changes in the rarity or scarcity of supply. As consumer preference affects the worldwide supply and demand flow, changes in consumer preference ultimately impact on current market values. A gemstone’s own unique colour and other value factors combine to make it desirable. Colour is the most significant factor in determining value per carat, followed by clarity and cut.