March 2018 Gem News
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AGTA GemFair Las Vegas 2018: May 31st – June 4th 2018
Pala International's team will attend this year’s GemFair
When: May 31st - June 4th, 2018
Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Hours: 09:30 AM–6:00 PM, June 4th 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
"We look forward to seeing you!"
Fifteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium
When: Saturday April 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Gemological Institute of America 5345 Armada Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008
Topic: Tanzanite & Tsavorite
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
See website for more details: Fifteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium
Pala International's Will Larson will be giving a talk, Collecting Tanzanite and Tsavorite Crystals. He will focus on the connoisseur collector's perspective and what these collectors are looking for. He will also present footage from visiting the mining locations and he will be showing where these magnificent crystals are formed along with the mining process that brings them to the market.
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Pala's Featured Stones
In this months gem news we feature a pair of natural corundums from Asia. Complimentary colors with unique characteristics.
On the left we have a pink sapphire from Sri Lanka. A 5.73ct pure bubble gum pink that that was found to have no evidence of heat by AGL. A striking color simply labeled “Pink” by AGL, meaning they found no significant modifying color. We all fell in love with the stone in Tucson as it was such a vibrant and unique color, significant size, and a classic cushion cut.
On the right we have a ruby from Burma. A 4.42ct mix of red and pink that was also found to have no evidence of heat by AGL. An exceptional color labeled “Intense Pink-Red” meaning red dominant but a significant amount of pink as well. Some may say just enough red to be a ruby while others may say too pink to be a real ruby. What ever side of the line you roll on, the stone stands in the middle as a unique blend.
Interested? Contact us!
Sphene, Sphene and More Sphene!
Interested in sphene? We are your direct source from the Nyadire Mine in Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. For the next couple of months we will have large quantities of gorgeous chrome sphene available. This material has been the best green sphene we have ever seen. Another great quality is that it is surprisingly clean! We are selling most of this material in rough parcels as we have more than we can cut. For those familiar with new finds, the best material comes and goes quickly - deposits dry up rather fast. Do not wait until it is all gone!
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to purchase some of these beauties.
- End March Newsletter • Published 03/16/18 -
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