Jewels and jewelry can be a great way to begin diversifying your portfolio. You have precious gems, like diamonds, rubies and emeralds [in that order of rarity and expense]. Then you have semi-precious gems like sapphires, topaz and tanzanite. Somewhat rare and come in a variety of hues and saturation. We could discuss other stones as well, like my favorite and very elusive, Alexandrite, but that would take up way too much time for this exercise. This is where you need to a little understanding of what you are purchasing. As a suggestion take your jewelers loupe and go to a variety of pawn shops and jewelry stores. It’s important to use your own equipment so that you learn your equipment and not the one someone happens to have on hand.
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