Thanks Primevil, I still haven\'t seen a good demo on Red, Orange and Yellow gems. I have seen a Michael Whelan elric painting and the yellow gems in it are unbelievable. I also used to love the Clyde Caldwell paintings that used to adorn Dragon magazine, and I should look them up as a guide to NMM and rare gems. Oh, BTW, I used to live in Morton, IL, just up the road from you.
thanks again.