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Jaipur . 2015-06-18
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Despite hot weather, Chinese buyers are running on the market to find remaining tourmaline

Despite hot weather, Chinese buyers are running on the market to find remaining tourmaline. As rubellite disappeared since some time or is still available at really inflated prices, these buyers are hunting bi or tricolor material. Tourmalines in spinach green which was not in buyer"s favor found demand.
Brownish pink which were before discarded are now finding their market.
Ethiopia opals are plenty, as Indian cutters from Jaipur settled in Ethiopia are throwing their production on Jaipur market. As there is competition between them, price for this material decrease, especially in small to medium sizes.
Tanzanite which was traded heavily last year disappear from broker"s bags, only small sizes and small necklaces are present.
Muslim fasting month is coming but with hot weather, market is slow, apart Chinese, some brave European are trying to obtain best offers before general slowdown in production.
Gemstone buyers often meet brokers in ice cream corners…

Source : Roger Pingley
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