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Larimar, a Tropical Treasure

Larimar is a beautiful blue gemstone that has been found in only one location on the planet: The Dominican Republic! The Larimar gemstone may be the only gemstone found in the Caribbean Sea. And it looks the part! The unique blue shades look very much like the blue waters of the Caribbean. Typically Larimar gemstones are patterned with luscious medium …

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Basics of Evaluating Colored Gemstones

The value of colored gemstones, like diamonds, depends on “the 4 C’s”.  Those are Color, Clarity, Cut and Carets.  Unlike diamonds, the value of a colored gemstone is effected most by the color. COLOR Color is judged by three criteria: Hue, Saturation and Tone. Generally, stones with strong, pure hues are are more valuable.  For instance a slightly orangish red …

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Garnet, the Pomegranate Gemstone

Garnets have been one of the world’s most popular gemstones for many centuries. The word, garnet is thought to come from the Greek word for pomegranate because of the resemblance of garnet crystals to pomegranate seeds. Although gem quality garnets can be among the most beautiful of gemstones, most are relatively affordable. There are some varieties, like tsavorite and spessartite that …

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Amethyst, the Sober Stone

Amethyst is the name commonly used for crystalline quartz that is in the color range from pale lilac to deep purple. It is probably the most important and valuable quartz gem. The paler lilac shades are sometimes called “Rose de France”. The darker stones are sometimes called Siberian Amethyst. Although Siberia is no longer a source of amethyst, it was …

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Welcome to the New Palm Beach Gems

We source gemstones from around the world, often directly from the miners or cutters. That means that we can sell them to you at the best possible prices. And we work to find unique and unusual gemstones for our customers who are looking for something out of the ordinary. Whether you are interested in faceted gemstones, cabochons, gemstone rough, specimens, …