Author Archives: Choice Gem

Our Australian Artisanal Mining Partnership

History of the Sapphire Mining in Australia Sapphire, Anakie, Rubyvale and Willows townships are commonly known as “The Gemfields” and covers almost 900 square kilometres. It is situated approximately 930klms north west from Brisbane Queensland, in close proximity to local coal mines.  The Sapphire Gemfields is one of the world’s largest sapphire fields and dates […]

Misconceptions on “Ethical” Sourcing of Sapphires

End users of gemstones are increasingly paying more attention to not just the beauty of the gem but the story behind its sourcing. Gems are supposed to be symbols of love, and as such they should have story that matches this symbol.  Most people do not want to inadvertently fund slave labor, terrorism, drugs, child […]

Choice Gems Co in Tucson Gem Show 2019!

Choice Gems Co is excited to announce that we will be at the Tucson Gem & Mineral show from February 1 – 13th, 2019! We will be showcasing at: Booth D1, 22nd Street Showcase tent. Tucson, Arizona. Unites States of America Expect to see the following gems in our booth: Cut stones •Sapphires: This would […]

Sapphire or Diamond For My Engagement Ring?

For many decades, diamonds have been perceived as the standard gemstone for an engagement ring. In more recent years, this perception has begun to change. Sapphires, rubies and emeralds are fast gaining a significant portion of the diamond engagement ring market share. Making a choice for which is better for an engagement ring Is never […]

Ten reasons you should ask that important question with a sapphire engagement ring!

Ten reasons you should ask that important question with a sapphire engagement ring! This article favors our favorite gemstone – the sapphire! 1. Ethics: For many decades, diamonds have been the traditional standard for engagement rings, however, it got a huge setback in 2006 when the movie “Blood diamond” was released. People became more aware […]

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2018 Experience

The Tucson Gem and Mineral show is the ultimate place where thousands of dealers, cutters, collectors, investors, hobbyists, carvers, jewelers, and gem enthusiasts gather to either buy, sell, learn or simply tour the show and view diamonds and colored gemstones from around the world. If you haven’t been to this show, it would seem that […]

What to look out for when buying blue-green or teal sapphires

Blue green or teal sapphires have become a mainstream color for sapphires, especially among millennials for engagement rings. Choice Gems Co conducted a poll recently on its Instagram platform to find out which color of sapphire people preferred for their engagement ring, surprisingly the vote was split 50:50, blue vs teal. We are not surprised […]