Investment / Financial Advice. Neither Edward Blomgren, GG, this website, or E R Blomgren and Associates, LLC provide investment or financial services of any kind. Investment and financial counseling is a regulated, licensed profession.
I provide specialized gemological, appraisal, and market information and professional opinions about fine gems and investment-grade diamonds. I work with individuals and investment/financial professionals to procure such gems for their needs.
I provide services to individuals and investment/financial professionals regarding the gemological and market characteristics of colored stones and diamonds, as a credentialed Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and Master Valuer Gem and Jewelry Appraiser
Investment-grade Diamonds. This term is used in the gem trade to refer to diamonds possessing certain rare and sought-after characteristics - in color, clarity, cut, rarity, etc. These are determined according to standards set within the trade, and supply-demand characteristics within the various gem markets. I subscribe to those standards promulgated by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), one of the world's most respected authorities.
Liability. This Information is provided with the understanding that we - Edward Blomgren, GG, E R Blomgren and Associates, LLC, its Contractors, and this website - are not liable for any misconception, misuse, or use of the information provided, nor are we engaged in the practice of law, finance, or investment services.
We endeavor to provide you with useful information based on gemology, gem markets, and appraising. Some of this Information may also be available in the public domain, and thus we leave the final choice of what information you use entirely up to you and your financial/investment team. The scope of our work is to provide information, sharing experiences and professional opinions, and empowering you to make your own informed choices for investigating and engaging the world of fine gems, whether for pleasure, investment, or trading purposes.
Considerable effort has been made to make this Information as complete and as accurate as possible. Again, the purpose of this Information is to educate you to make your own choices; the Information is not intended to render legal or financial advice. We shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the Information provided. The Information presented herein is in no way intended as a substitute for legal, financial, medical and psychological counseling nor to be construed as the practice of any licensed profession.
Liability with regard to gem identifications / authentications and appraisals includes accurate identifications of: Trade name; Variety (where necessary); [mineralogical] Species/Group. Detection of evidence of man-made gems (vs natural, earth-mined) is primarily based upon the presence or absence of certain kinds of inclusions and other visual signs revealed under dark-field, polarized, and filter microscopy; and detection of treatments / enhancements is based on similar and different visual and lab parameters. Both involved experienced, professional judgments using metrics and other findings revealed in the lab.
Last updated: Septermber 21, 2017