NEW YORK – Many collectors enter the gemstone market through a single purchase — a stone that has strong color and appeal, and lasting value. Jasper52 offers seasoned and beginning collectors alike a wealth of opportunities in the form of its Wednesday, October 11 Premium Loose Gemstones Auction. The catalog is now available for bidding exclusively at LiveAuctioneers.

Experienced collectors will take note of this 7.56-carat natural emerald. It comes with GIA certification and features an octagon cut with transparent clarity. It carries an estimate of $16,000-$19,000.

Those just getting started in loose gemstones can make an affordable entry-level acquisition with this next featured lot. A 12.12-carat reddish-orange Tanzanian zircon with a cushion shape has tremendous appeal and is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.

Fans of Brazilian cushion cuts will want to add this 12.7-carat natural aquamarine to their holdings. Its blue coloration is simply dazzling, and its $1,500-$2,000 estimate makes it an especially tempting prize.