Precious gems are prized for their rarity and inherent beauty. Historically, gemstone ownership was the exclusive domain of royal families, nobles and the social elite. In recent history, as prosperity and affluence has flourished in many parts of the world, more people are in a position to experience the enjoyment of owning precious colored Gems. Economic expansion around the globe has spawned a strong demand for ruby, sapphire and emerald throughout much of Western Europe as well as the Middle and Far East.
Surging demand from China, Russia, India, Pacific rim, Middle East and emerging markets, helped increase the awareness of ruby, sapphire and emerald. The demand cycle will continue to accelerate as a growing international population pursues a limited supply of exceptionally fine gems. For the knowledgeable connoisseur of gems there is a tremendous opportunity to acquire important material that will accelerate in value over time because of its beauty, rarity and limited availability.
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10. COLOR ZONING
Emeralds are filled with oil or resin to fill fissures and improve their clarity.