Every corner of Indonesia archipelago have its own gemstones collection. But rare to realize the quality of a stone. Either regular or gemstone. For an expert its easy to convince the stone quality. Traders fom outside regularly came to the spots Indonesia to witness the source of gemstones. Not rely on beautiful pictures as posted in Instagram .
The gemstones raw material then produce beautiful priceless gemstone to supply to the stores in the World. In Indonesia many men gemstone lovers who wear more then one rings in their fingers.
The proces of trading of gemstone.
Trading og gemstone differ from regular export good. In gemstone case the buyers visit the site to verify the quality. Not by Laboratory analysis but by seeing and touch. If the price deal then the export procedure follow the rule. Let forwarder company take care of documentation.
Most of the small traders sell the gemstones to a big trader. Then a big trader to promote in Instagram. The potential buyers come to the location to verify gemstone collections.
To know the quality sellers rely on buyers skill. Some time the sellers shocked to get very high price. But sometime sellers loose because buy unqualify gemstone. Only experience traders knew the grade of gemstone. Knew wich one the priceless gemstone collection and wich one low quality. And knew the names of every gemstones.
Variety name of gemstones.
The name of the gemstones vary between the material and finished products. In the Word market gemstones come up with familiar name. Lets say some name. Alexsandrite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, moonstone and many more.
The colors may change green in day light but red in lamp light. Or look warm and cool color in yellow and white. Any gemstones look like sky blue or the color of the sea.
In West Java the stone name are diffrent. Some named Soap stone, Pirit stone, Galena stone, Karang stone etc.
In Chinese language the name called it Gongshi or Scholar stone. Scholar mean respectfull. That is why Chinese fall in love with Gongshi.
Hunting gemstones in Indonesia archipelago never die since available in every region. And a good prospect of business, small scale or big companies.
Photo by Dion Boestaman