For gemstones of special distinction…

The JewelFolio™

For one of a kind gemstones and jewelry items, we offer our most prestigious option: the JewelFolio™.
This exclusive, additional service is offered at the discretion of our head gemologist for pieces that merit it by meeting certain rarity criteria. It features 36-48 pages in a bound book— accompanied by a protective slipcase— that showcases the rarity and beauty of your item. This custom book is widely known in the industry as the premier way of capturing the true essence and uniqueness of your item.


Each JewelFolio™ is personalized and covers details such as: 

·      History, Legends, and Lore
·      Information on the People and Culture of the Country of Origin
·      Maps and Color Photographs of the Locality
·      Geology & Mining
·      Statement of Rarity
·      Ultra-Violet/Visible/Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Infrared, ED-XRF Graphs
·      Colored Photographs of Gemstone Inclusions
·      References and Further Reading
·      Care Instructions

The JewelFolio™ expands upon the information presented in the Prestige Report as well as the Appendix Letter. It is here that we might go into more detail about various features such as the origin or the color. Although we do not include trade terms about color on the Prestige Report, we may mention them in the JewelFolio™ as long as the gem qualifies for such a call.  This includes terms such as “Pigeon Blood,” “Royal Blue,” and “Cornflower Blue.” On the Prestige Report, we only mention the country of origin but in the JewelFolio™ we might comment on the specific mine. Should a stone meet the requirements, we talk about the mines of Muzo and Chivor in Colombia and the Mogok mine in Burma. Going into such details allows the JewelFolio™ to highlight the aspects that distinguish exceptional gems.

We offer the JewelFolio™ for the following gemstones and subsequent origins:

Sapphire - Kashmir, Burma, Ceylon, Madagascar

Padparascha Sapphire - Ceylon, Madagascar

Emerald - Colombia

Ruby - Burma, Mozambique, Madagascar

Paraiba Tourmaline - Brazil

Alexandrite - Brazil, Ceylon, Tanzania

The JewelFolio™ also includes multiple high resolution images of the gemstone or jewelry article. At AGL, we pride ourselves on the quality of photography on our reports. As our most esteemed product, the JewelFolio™ images reflect the top most level of distinction. Beyond a simple representation of the item, our photographers turn gems and jewelry into pieces of art that are a sight to behold. Not only do they maintain the highest standard, but they continue to push the boundary in luxury photography, setting the bar for the industry.

For buyers, sellers, and collectors alike the JewelFolio™ offers more than what a typical gemological laboratory report can realize. With our expertise in colored gemstone testing, this one-of-a-kind book provides an in-depth analysis of top quality pieces. The JewelFolio™ is perfect for those looking for an exceptional way of displaying their most important gems and jewelry items.

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