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If I May Say So Myself: What I Would Buy from My Shop

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

With my semi-annual 15% sale coming up on July 13th, I thought I’d assemble a shortlist of my own favorite items, and why I’d recommend those for purchase.  I’m going to try to limit myself to three pieces from each of my favorite sections.


Of course my own favorite shop sections are the gems, and my favorite stones these days are mint garnet and Mahenge spinel. But there are other, less...

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The Spinel Craze

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

As you have probably noticed, I put nearly a half a dozen Mahenge spinels on my site in the last 2-3 weeks, and almost all of them sold.  What is going on? 


Apparently the market on spinels is extremely tight right now. While there is almost no interest in the Ceylon variety – mostly because they have grey mask, Mahenges but also Burmese reds are flying out the door. The famous neon spinels are...

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