Visit a fine Japanese jewelry store today and you will very likely see a selection of cat’s-eye chrysoberyls sitting in the showcase reserved for men’s merchandise. Demand is so great for this phenomenon gem in sizes up to 5 carats that nearly all the supply of better small cat’s-eyes is being siphoned off to that Pacific citadel of prosperity. “Japan has a lock on the market,” says one West Coast gem dealer.


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