At Jewellery & Gem Digital World, jewellery collections that celebrate the extraordinary beauty of coloured gemstones are anticipated to be among the top items on buyers’ wishlists. J&G Digital World exhibitor, RMC Gems, gives us the lowdown on coloured gemstones that would likely make a splash in the coming year.
“We can simply describe the Paraiba tourmaline as the ‘King of Tourmalines,” said Nirmal Bardiya of RMC Gems. “Rare and amazingly beautiful, the Paraiba tourmaline gets its incredible neon blue to greenish-blue colour – and its startling brilliance – from copper in combination with manganese. The value of the stones depends on their clarity and colour, with neon blue commanding premium prices.”
There are just three major sources of Paraiba tourmaline – Brazil, Mozambique and Nigeria, Bardiya continued.
“Due to the scarcity of this gemstone, it is one of the most in demand goods right now. All major brands have started using it because of its stunning colour and rarity,” he said.
Pink, Red & Blue
Gemstones in various shades of pink, red and blue are also expected to be in trend in 2021, Bardiya added.
“We are positive about coloured stones next year. Consumers are looking for coloured gemstone combinations that would match their personal styles,” he said, adding that he is seeing solid demand for rubellite, aquamarine and morganite.
A major coloured gemstone manufacturer, RMC Gems sources, manufactures and markets its own gemstone collections. It supplies stones in all shapes (including custom and regular cuts), sizes and large quantities. Its inventory includes Paraiba tourmaline, aquamarine, morganite, tourmalines in various colours (rubellite, green, pink and mixed colours), spinel and topaz to name a few.