Your monthly round-up of the latest gems and news from Joopy Gems

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I am shockingly late this month I know, but the reason is that it is my annual trip home to see my family in the UK and whilst I always plan to have everything ready before I go, it never quite works out like that.

But there is so much to talk about this month! Beautiful bi-colour rose cut tourmaline ovals and pears, new rose cut tourmaline freeforms, all-new never-before-stocked brown moonstone, plus re-stocks of opal, tanzanite, turquoise and sapphire! So hopefully it was worth the wait. And with a free standard shipping offer you can really go crazy! Use code JL1FS1 at checkout.

As always, you can find out more information about any of these stories by visiting either my website at; in the US or my blog.

Rose Cut Bi-Colour Tourmaline Ovals & Pears

These are gorgeous, lovely clean material and pastel pale colours. I am offering these as assorted lots, mostly around 5 carats and a couple around the 3 carat mark, and they are priced with a scoop price accordingly. 3 carat lots around the $75 mark and the 5 carats around the $125.  These are only available in the Hong Kong shop.

Parti-Colour Tourmaline Freeform Rose Cuts

I have new stock of the ever-popular bi- and parti-colour tourmaline freeform rose cuts (also known as polki). I can't stock enough of these, as every time they come in, they go straight out again. Good range of colours, shapes and sizes including a pair this time!

Brown Moonstone

This is a new product; I've had a lot of interest over the years but never got it in stock until now. I have 6mm, 8mm and 10mm cabochons, and I will have rose cuts in the next few weeks. Lovely, soft milk-chocolate coloured stones, many with a chatoyant sheen; as with all brown stones in my opinion, this is going to look superb with white metal. It's not expensive either, with prices starting at $1.60 for a 6mm cabochon.

Turquoise Cabochons: Restock and New

I've got more of this in stock in 4mm and 5mm cabochons, and for the first time I'm offering a 6mm cabochon. Lovely blue colour with a bit of matrix on the underside on some of the stones (which I'm always pleased to see as it makes my ID job easier!) $4.35 for a 4mm stone going up to $13.20 for a 6mm

White Opal Rose Cuts

More stock of yet another product I struggle to keep in stock! I've got 4mm, 5mm and 6mm in lovely, lively material with great play-of-colour. Liable to go fast, so grab it while you can!

Aquamarine 5mm Cabochons

These are absolutely gorgeous 5mm milky aquamarine cabohcons. Well, I say milky, but they are really almost transparent, with just a hint of transclucency, which helps to highlight their beautiful blue-green colour. Really lovely quality with great lustre.

Blue Sapphire 3mm Rose Cuts

This is gorgeous, deep blue colour and cut with our favourite  kite-shaped facets. A few inclusions but largely masked by the deep  colour. Great lustre and transparent appearance. I can never get these in quantity and they usually go pretty fast.

Also seen this month...

There's a fascinating article in JCK online on the cutting of a 65 carat diamond from rough to finished gem. They also have an article on hot, vintage jewellery trends, of particular interest to me as I'verecently developed an interest in vintage jewellery. I was interested to see that the Jewellery Editor has an article featuring apatite, dubbed 'the great unknown gemstone', plus I was interested to see their collection of 'everyday jewellery' - I love these M'ama Non M'ama stacking bangles from Pomellato with amethyst, peridot, topaz etc.


*Offer ends midnight 31st July 2017. One discount per customer; cannot be combined with any other offer.