It's hard to know where to start if you're considering buying a gemstone and you don't know what to look for or where to find out. Not every stone is "perfect"; not every buyer wants a "perfect" stone - we have created many beautiful pieces where the natural features of the gem make the piece far more interesting than a "perfect" stone might. It's all in the eye of you, the prospective buyer, as to what you like.

The International Gem Society, has published a range of well-written and informative Buyer's Guides about various gemstones using pieces from our collections that will help you understand what to look for and ask about. We endorse the information in the guides as being valuable and helpful to all buyers, and have linked to a selection of these guides below. Enjoy!

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