Will there be a second season of Gem Hunt? (Multiple Fans)
Unfortunately there are no plans for a second season of Gem Hunt. But if you subscribe to our YouTube channel we will be able to show potential new broadcasters how popular our show was and that there is demand for a new season!
Subscribing on YouTube is a good way to keep up with us and our many adventures (and a great way for us to show broadcasters our fan base). Also be sure to check out our jewelry line Huntress. Our Facebook pages The Gem Hunters and Huntress Collection Jewelry also keep you up to date on our exploits. You can also follow Diane on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. And you can find Ron on LinkedIn, Periscope (@gemhunter) and on SoundCloud.
What is the best stone to buy for strictly investment purposes? (Katie, Florida)
For investment purposes you want to buy top quality stones and do not take chances by purchasing stones that are ‘trendy’. Make sure that the stones come official authenic, such as GIA. You would be wise to try and get a wholesale price so it would be best to use a qualities experts to help you. It is virtually impossible for a lay-person to buy a gem stone at wholesale cost. A good reference guide, that every sustainable wholesaler should have is the ‘Drukers’s Guide’ and you should ask and be able to consult this.
How can I tell if a stone is real? (Alice, L.A.)
You can’t, really, if you don’t have professional advice. Some of the fakes in some markets fool even the experts. If it is a small cheap stone, you can have fun and try to buy it, but if it is an expensive stone do not buy it without the help of a certified professional, acting on your behalf.
How valid are appraisals? (Cindy, Ontario)
It depends on who made the appraisal and what you are asking for. Repaclement (insurance) or value appraisals are generally the retail value of the stone – retail value is usually two and half times wholesale value (from a reputable retail establishment). Ron’s rule is don’t pay more than 40 per cent of the appraisal value!