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Pala International has consistently earned its reputation as the direct source for the finest colored stones.

March 2018

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March 2018

 One lucky demantoid garnet! This Russian beauty is 10.00 cts.  Inventory #22004.  (Photo: Mia Dixon)

One lucky demantoid garnet! This Russian beauty is 10.00 cts. Inventory #22004. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

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AGTA GemFair Las Vegas 2018: May 31st – June 4th 2018

 Pala International's Carl Larson and Jason Stephenson at the AGTA Tucson GemFair 2018 (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Pala International's Carl Larson and Jason Stephenson at the AGTA Tucson GemFair 2018 (Photo: Mia Dixon)

 A highlight from Tucson included a beautiful parcel of Mozambique paraiba rough that was offered to Pala. Water worn alluvial pebbles with a nice variety of natural colors from neon blue greens to greens to lavenders and darker purples. (Photo: Jason Stephenson)

A highlight from Tucson included a beautiful parcel of Mozambique paraiba rough that was offered to Pala. Water worn alluvial pebbles with a nice variety of natural colors from neon blue greens to greens to lavenders and darker purples. (Photo: Jason Stephenson)

 

 

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.

Booth #514

 

"We look forward to seeing you!"
  


Fifteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium

 A photo from Will Larson's 2012 trip to  Arusha.

A photo from Will Larson's 2012 trip to Arusha.

 Tsavorite garnet: crystal is 9.14 cts. and faceted stone is 6.43 cts. (William F. Larson collection, Photo: Mia Dixon)

Tsavorite garnet: crystal is 9.14 cts. and faceted stone is 6.43 cts. (William F. Larson collection, Photo: Mia Dixon)

 Tanzanite faceted heart is 9.66 cts,  Inventory #19054  (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Tanzanite faceted heart is 9.66 cts, Inventory #19054 (Photo: Mia Dixon)

 

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. 


Pala International News

Pala's Featured Stones

A lovely comparison. The pink sapphire is 5.73 cts and the pink ruby is 4.42 cts (Photo: Mia Dixon)

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! 

Pala on Instagram!

Want to see more fine colored gemstones from Pala International? There are a couple of ways to do it.

  1. Check out the Instagram feed on our Home page
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Sphene, Sphene and More Sphene!

Rough and cut sphene from Zimbabwe. Faceted stones from left to right are 29.91 cts, 21.31 cts, 2.86 cts and 14.64 cts. Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Photo: Mia Dixon)

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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