By Jennifer Heebner, Editor in Chief
It’s time for Vegas yet again, and the AGTA community is ready to dazzle! Members are exhibiting at several different venues, so be sure to drop by to visit. Below are 10 new gems and jewels that shoppers can find in the desert. While shopping, tag @agta_gems on Instagram and let us see what you’ve purchased. Use the hashtags #addmorecolortoyourlife, #agta, and #vegasgems when sharing snaps. To see a few more offerings, check out the feature on the topic in the newly unveiled Prism. Happy shopping!
Click here to see the floor map of exhibitors at GemFair at JCK Las Vegas!
Steven Royce, JCK LUX1001
Ring in 18K white gold with a 0.74-carat Paraíba Tourmaline from Mozambique and round G-H-color, VS-clarity Diamonds (0.74 ctw.), $13,000
“There isn’t much Paraíba Tourmaline coming out of the ground, and worldwide demand is through the roof. Because of this, prices are at an all-time high.” Jason Rahimi
Equatorian Imports Inc. AGTA GemFairTM at JCK Las Vegas #A30057
A 0.50-carat red Emerald, quality 3 grade, $1,600 per carat keystone
“Red Emerald mining is nonexistent now, so every time I sell a stone my inventory gets smaller. Treatments are the same for red Emerald as they are for green—they are clarity enhanced with the same mediums as those used for green Emeralds. The main difference between red and green Emerald is that red is 100 times rarer, as it’s only found in one place on earth, in the Wah Wah mountains of southwest Utah. It’s a unique American gemstone, and the Beryl type available in the smallest sizes.” Ray Zajicek
Assael #113 COUTURE
Ring in 22K yellow gold with cultured golden South Sea keshi pearls and Aquamarine (2.70 ctw.), $17.800
“These golden Pearls are keshi—100% nacre, which explains the crazy luster. Getting these shapes and color matching in keshis makes this ring special. The trillion Aquamarines make an unusual color combination, but we love the right shades of blue and golden yellow.” Peggy Grosz
Intercolor, AGTA GemFairTM at JCK Las Vegas #A29047
Oval 2.04-carat Emerald with oil, $30,600 keystone
“Emeralds tend to be heavily included. However, this oval Emerald has the kind of color and clarity that is very rare, valuable, and desirable.” Ivan Hackman
The Rare Gem LLC, AGTA GemFairTM at JCK Las Vegas #A28051
Cushion-cut 2.72-carat natural (no treatment) Alexandrite from Madagascar changes color from bluish green to purplish pink, with a retail price of $25,000 per carat.
“Finding quality Alexandrite like this one continues to be a challenge, and we only started appreciating the scarcity as time goes by.” Justin Zaroovabeli
Dilamani Jewelry, JCK LUX505
Ring in 18K white gold with a 24.42-carat trillion-shape rubellite Tourmaline (no heat) and Diamonds (0.76 ctw.), $45,000
“This custom-made mount has floral motifs and intricate milgrain details. It’s designed to make a statement on any special occasion.” George Liu
Shivam Imports, JCK Las Vegas #18131
Natural (untreated) Sleeping Beauty Turquoise beads (104.0 ctw.) are 6 mm in size and 18 inches in length, $2,495.
“These polished Turquoise beads showcase the mesmerizing robin’s egg blue color found in the iconic Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona.” Shivam Poddar
GEM 2000, AGTA GemFairTM at JCK Las Vegas #A32051
Emerald-cut blue-green (teal) 29.02-carat Sapphire from Madagascar is heated, comes with GIA report, and is keystone-priced at $5,500 per carat.
“This gorgeous Sapphire from Madagascar is a vivid medium-rich teal blue-green color with excellent clarity, cut, and life. It’s such a super rare size and comes with a GIA report. It is a perfect offering for a collector.” Kambiz Sabouri
Mason-Kay Jade, AGTA GemFairTM at JCK Las Vegas #A28061
Art Deco earrings in 18K yellow gold with half-cylinder lavender jadeite Jade, faceted rectangular green Jade, and baguette-cut Diamonds (0.25 ctw.), $3,500
“I am so proud of this new modern Deco earring design. Often my challenge is to find the best use of different Jade parts and to always make the Jade look its best.” Kristina Mason
Aaron Faber Gallery, Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show (at the Wynn) #1111
Ring in platinum with a 5.63-carat Mantis-cut Tanzanite by Tom Munsteiner and triangle-cut Diamonds (0.12 ctw.), $17,500
“This piece is notable for its fully saturated cornflower blue color in the Tanzanite and for the Munsteiner lapidary work.” Patricia Faber
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