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Gemstone Certification

Proliferation of technology for modifying natural gems – or for simply creating gems in the laboratory – has made it increasingly difficult to know you are getting the gem you paid for. My response to this issue is to provide … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi 034

A brilliant-cut 0.67 carat champagne-colored Oregon Sunstone, mined by the artist and installed in pink Granite collected on the Oregon coast. Continue reading

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Custom Faceting FAQ & SAQ

How long will it take? Faceting a precious gemstone is as much art as science, and must still be done by hand in a multi-step operation involving preparation, grinding, pre-polishing, and final polishing. Processing time is related to the hardness, … Continue reading

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Gem Finder

Welcome to the Gem Finder where you can search for gems by Shape, by Color, by Gemstone Species, or by Gemstone Certification using the tables below. There are also pages to find Birthstones by month, Anniversary Gems by year, Zodiac … Continue reading

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1001-03E

This certified untreated stone from Australia shows mainly teal colors, with flashes of both green and blue. Continue reading

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How to Buy Jewelry

I’ve exchanged e-mail with many people about how to buy jewelry. And I always share the advice I’d give my best friend about how to buy jewelry and quality gems. Now, I’m sharing them with you. There are four parts: … Continue reading

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The Gemstone Artist

Welcome to the home of high-quality custom-cut gems – including natural, untreated gemstones and certified gems. I’m John Bailey, and I provide faceting services for collectors, dealers, miners and museums around the world. As featured on the Travel Channel, I … Continue reading

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