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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 that includes evaluation, design selection (or even custom design creation), preforming, grinding, pre-polishing, and final polishing. Processing time is related to the hardness, size, and complexity of the material …

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Custom Engagement Rings

The Gemstone Artist specializes in helping you create a custom engagement ring worthy of your commitment. Directly below is a custom ring I produced in a rare color of Padparadscha Sapphire, which we sourced from Sri Lanka and custom cut into an unstacked 9-main brilliant design, and then set in Platinum. This is a truly …

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Anniversary Gemstones

Welcome to Anniversary Gemstones by year. Just click on any of the gems listed to instantly see all related custom cut gemstones on the site. Please enjoy! Anniversary Anniversary Gemstone 1st Year: Gold 2nd Year: Garnet 3rd Year: Pearls 4th Year: Blue Topaz 5th Year: Sapphire 6th Year: Amethyst 7th Year: Onyx 8th Year: Tourmaline …

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Birthstones by Month

Welcome to my convenient birthstones by month page, where you can find both traditional birthstones and non-traditional birth stones by month. Just click on any of the gems listed to instantly see all related custom cut gemstones on the site. Please enjoy! Month Traditional Birthstones Hebrew & Roman Birthstones Arabic Birthstones Hindu Birthstones Jan Garnet, …

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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 Gemstones, Metaphysical Gemstones, New Gemstones, Featured Items, On Sale Gems, Designer Jewelry. And, if you …

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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 documentation for every stone I offer. I NEVER purchase and resell cut goods. Every stone …

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Gemstone Certificate of Design

The Certificate of Design program was developed for those special gems that are first-cut-of-art, or first editions, if you will. The Certificate documents the status of your gem art as an original, first expression of specific design art. It establishes pedigree and provenance of the gemstone, and of the particular art that the gem expresses. …

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Gemstone Geometry

Most everyone has seen the “three bears” of stone geometry – Many American cutters have some version of this thing on their web site or brochure: The first “bear” is “pappa bear” – he looks very big from the top, but is too shallow – light won’t reflect off the pavilion faces because it is …

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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: What’s it worth? Synthetic or Natural? How to Create a Custom Engagement Ring Precious Stone …

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Metaphysical Gemstones

Through the ages different cultures have given different healing, or motivational powers to different precious gemstones. We have compiled a reference over the years from many sources – this being our personal reference for metaphysical properties of gemstones, conveniently linked to our catalog of gems. 1st Chakra Chrome Diposide Garnet Obsidian Ruby Sapphire Smoky Quartz …

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