Issue 3, November 2, 2022
Welcome back to the Roskin Gem News Report.

Last Week
Well, we wouldn't be surprised if everyone is going out and buying an LED LWUV penlight after so many of you read our feature story on testing diamonds. Stone Group Lab's study on why this fluorescence only shows with natural diamonds is what desk gemologists crave! If you missed it, you can read it here.

And I think we were all disappointed when we realized that the AGTA's announcement of the Spectrum Award winners was just a list of names and awards. Congratulations to the winners, but we are anxious to see the winning pieces. Ah - JCK has just released a few of the winning pieces! Tap here.

Original Content
This week, we feature a story on ET Peridot (aka Palladot - Pallasitic Peridot/Olivine from outer space.) Many of us have written about the material, including the Roskin Gem News original newsletter, Gemworld International, as well as GIA, of course. But our feature is from Rick Stinson, professional gem cutter, who offers us a behind the scenes look at what it's like to cut one of these extraterrestrials.

We've also written up a short review of Informamarket's September Singapore Gem & Jewelry Show. What should have been, what could have been, was blind-sided by bad timing.

Next Week
Still working on the features from the Canadian Gemmological Association's Vancouver Conference. We'll have that for you along with a report from GemGenève's November show.

Here & There
As a quick note, we only highlight a few of the news features of the week here. Be sure to spend time in the Roskin Gem News Report online magazine for more.

So here it is, Issue 3 of the new Roskin Gem News Report Newsletter. Enjoy!
Gary Roskin
A Personal Flight: Peridot from Space
by Rick Stinson
The “New” 4 Billion-Year-Old Gem
Peridot From A Pallasite Meteorite

Pallasites are considered by many collectors and connoisseurs to be the most beautiful of all meteorites. The meteorite hunters generally have them thin sliced to show the peridot crystals with back lighting. Due to rarity and high prices, some hunters have however, taken the chance and recovered some stones. They are often sent overseas to be cut. The result can be “native cutting” that is, low quality, badly fractured gems with poor “fish-eyed” optics. As with so many new species, there can be misleading information, lack of gem knowledge and flakey guarantees. Compare guarantees, experience, quality and provenance.

World Bank’s MinDiver Project
Game-changer for Nigeria’s
gemstone & jewelry industry –
Vanguard News Nigeria –
October 31, 2022 –

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Sen Gbemisola Saraki, has lauded the World Bank’s project, MinDivers, for training young Nigerians across the six geopolitical zones on value addition on gemstone and jewelry production, which is a game-changer for the Nigerian mining industry.

Inside the Dream:
Bulgari’s fascinating new documentary
the Jewellery Editor –
28 October 2022 | MARIA DOULTON –

Bulgari takes us on a dazzling journey as we follow Lucia Silvestri on a gem-hunting mission from Rome to Jaipur with a red carpet grand finale in Venice.

Have you ever wondered how a high jewellery creation, the most precious of all gems, comes into being? If so, then Bulgari’s feature-length documentary ‘Inside the Dream’ is for you. Follow Lucia Silvestri, Bulgari’s Creative Director for Jewellery on a journey from initial spark of an idea in the firm’s Rome headquarters to tracking down the perfect gemstone in Jaipur to its debut on the red carpet in Venice.

Will Singapore be the new Hong Kong?
All signs say No.
Gary Roskin -
Roskin Gem News Report -

Will Hong Kong ever recover from past Covid restrictions and political turmoil? Businesses have flocked elsewhere.

“All roads lead to JGW Singapore in 2022” was the headline. 

But too many roads led to Singapore this year, 2022. And it could, as they said in the beginning, be just a one-time gem & jewelry show.

So the hype for Singapore started with the Informamarkets Hong Kong September show having taken exhibitors’ deposits for 2020. Which of course was postponed due to Covid. 2021 was only a local show, so international exhibitors could not participate.

Informamarkets was still holding onto their deposits, now for over 12 months. What to do with this money?
Let’s have an international show in Singapore.

Singapore had such great potential – it was outside of China with its strict mandatory Covid quarantine regulations, easy to get to, plenty of hotels and restaurants, but the results did not go as planned.

Polishing Pretty Stories
by Diana Jarrett

Engage customers with the entire tale of coloured stones

Coloured gems sell -- we don't even need to classify them as 'precious' and 'semi-precious' anymore. Depending on a stone's provenance and rarity of colour and size, today's shoppers are willing to dig deep into their pockets and shell out serious money for many rainbow-hued gemstones.

Thank you

That's all for now.

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Gary Roskin
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