November 2017 Newsletter: A Very Special Offer from AJS

Take advantage of a special limited time offer for the holiday season!

BUY 1, GET 1 AT 50% OFF

Buy one gemstone at regular price, get a second gem (of equal or lower value) at a 50% discount.  Use this discount code at checkout:  AJSPR1


Buy two gemstones at regular price, and get a third gem (of equal or lower value to your lowest value selection) FREE.  Use this discount code at checkout:  AJSPR2

Please note:
1. All gems listed on our website are included in this promotion, including jewelry.
2. This offer expires November 30, 2017.
3. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount offers or coupons.
4. All of our gems are unique, you can only order 1 of each item (with the exception of some star sapphires).
5. Items with multiple gems (pairs, suites, etc.) count as 1 item.

6. Our normal 14 day return period applies, but your discount qualification may change if you return a gem.



Notable Gems from the AJS Collection

This month we feature some of the fine gems offered in our special promotion.

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5.07 ct Spessartite Garnet from Nigeria
A very fine Mandarin Garnet with a beautiful warm orange color. It has been superbly cut with nice proportions and excellent fire. Spessartite of this color are becoming increasingly rare and valuable. An even better and more vibrant stone than appears in this image. A pleasure to look at, it will surely be a pleasure to own. Guaranteed natural and untreated.
7.75 ct Rhodolite Garnet Ring

A gorgeous 7.75 ct Rhodolite Garnet from Madagascar set in a 14k white and yellow gold ring with diamonds. The diamond melee has a total weight of 2.57 cts and the total weight of the ring is 13.62 grams. An impressive ring for someone special!

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4.95 ct Cobaltocalcite from Spain

Cobaltocalcite is a rare variety of calcite colored by traces of cobalt. This gem is notable for its highly saturated color and superb translucency, with an amazing glow when backlit. A fine specimen for the rare stone collector. Guaranteed natural and untreated.

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8.50 ct Aquamarine from Brazil

8.50 ct Aquamarine from Brazil  [SOLD]

A fine aquamarine from Brazil with excellent color and sparkle. Very clean and fashioned in a portuguese cut for maximum brilliance, this lovely gem will make a gorgeous ring or pendant. Guranteed natural and untreated.

2.55 ct Pink Imperial Topaz from Brazil

A rare matched pair of Pink Imperial Topaz from Brazil! Perfectly sized for earrings, these elegant pears have wonderful fire. Pink is a rare and unusual color in Imperial Topaz and these are very clean and beautifully cut. Guaranteed natural and untreated.

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News from AJS and the Gems World

Christie's to Auction 163 ct Emerald Cut Diamond

163 ct Emerald Cut Diamond

The largest D-color flawless diamond ever offered at auction will go up for sale at Christie's in Geneva on November 14. The 163.41 ct emerald-cut diamond is owned by the Geneva-based luxury jeweler, De Grisogono. The diamond was cut from a 404 ct rough stone discovered in February 2016 in the Lulo mine in Angola.

De Gisognono has set the huge diamond in an unusual asymmetric design featuring 18 emerald-cut diamonds on one side and two rows of pear-shaped emeralds on the other. It took 14 craftsmen more than 1,700 hours to create the necklace.


Ask the Gem Experts

Each month we answer questions from our customers. We welcome your questions and you can submit a question from our contact page.


What is the difference between gem silica and chrysoprase? I know they are both quartz, but why is gem silica a lot more expensive? HD, Canada

Chrysoprase and gem silica are both forms of microcrystalline quartz. Chrysoprase is typically apple-green and is colored by traces of nickel. Gem silica tends to be a vivid greenish-blue or bluish-green and is colored by traces of copper. Gem silica is more expensive because it is a much rarer gem. But you'll notice a wide price range in gem silica, with the highly translucent specimens costing more.


Is there still a ban on importing rubies from Burma? HS, USA

The ban on importing Burmese rubies to the US was lifted by President Obama in October 2016. It is now legal to import Burmese rubies and jade to the US.



All the best in gems,

Arnold, Rung & Ron