Available Gems

Below you will find a selection of pre-cut gems that are ready for your fine jewelry or display case. Please keep in mind that the vast majority of gems that we cut and sell never make it to this page. If you don't see what you're looking for here, contact us and chances are we can find it for you.

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Garnet

Mint Garnet
Gem ID:
GAR271
Origin:
Tanzania
Weight:
3.84 ct.
Size:
9.35 x 9.39 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None Known
Price:
$3,450.00
Comments:
Fine tsavorites and mint garnets are getting more and more scarce. This is one of the last large pieces I have from the Tanzanian strike of several years ago. The color is a very lovely light green, and clarity is very good as well. There are some inclusions, concentrated to one side (right-hand side in the face-up shot), but the nature of the inclusions and the brilliance of the cut make them quite difficult to spot.
Green Grossular garnet
Gem ID:
GAR484
Origin:
Tanzania
Weight:
1.70 ct.
Size:
6.04 x 7.56 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None
Price:
$990.00
Comments:
This bright "kiwi" green grossular garnet is a wonderful example of some relatively new production coming out of Tanzania.  This particular oval design is a new one for us, and its complex facet arrangement takes full advantage of the excellent refractive index of garnet.  Translation:  tons of sparkle!
Color-change garnet
Gem ID:
GAR554
Origin:
Ampahny, Madagascar
Weight:
4.16 ct.
Size:
8.21 x 9.81 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None
Price:
$950.00
Comments:
There has been a new find of color-change garnet in Madagascar, and I'm pleased to have been able to acquire a parcel. The change is very interesting, going from a reddish-pink in incandescent light to a chocolate, tan, or even a steely gray, depending on the light source! This oval is quite large and clean, particularly for material from this new source.

Sapphire

Blue sapphire
Gem ID:
SAP205
Origin:
Sri Lanka
Weight:
3.08 ct.
Size:
5.93 x 7.71 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None (unheated). AGL report provided.
Price:
$5,180.00
Comments:
I love classic emerald cuts. Rarely do I get to cut them in sapphire, however, due to shape and clarity constraints. So I find this lovely blue to be particularly-pleasing. This one is cut in a deep emerald design to preserve color and enhance tilt performance.
Purple sapphire
Gem ID:
SAP231
Origin:
Umba, Tanzania
Weight:
1.32 ct.
Size:
6.06 x 6.06 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None (unheated)
Price:
$1,275.00
Comments:
This Umba sapphire has an incredibly-intense purple color that will grab attention from across the room.  There are some crystalline inclusions typical of unheated Umba sapphire, but due to the brilliant facet pattern and rich color, they are difficult if not impossible to spot in normal viewing.
Pink sapphire
Gem ID:
SAP342
Origin:
Ilakaka, Madagascar
Weight:
1.55 ct.
Size:
5.26 x 7.46 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None (unheated)
Price:
$1,190.00
Comments:
I love the beautiful sapphires coming out of Madagascar right now. Here is a stunning baby pink (touch lilac) oval, cut in a brilliant design to show off both the sparkle and delicate color of this piece.
Yellow Sapphire
Gem ID:
SAP335
Origin:
Ilakaka, Madagascar
Weight:
1.96 ct.
Size:
7.62 x 7.62 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None (unheated)
Price:
$1,475.00
Comments:
Here is another beautiful sapphire from Madagascar, this time in beautiful, bright yellow. In some lights, this piece even has a touch of green to the yellow, making for a striking and unusual color for sapphire. Cut in a classic round brilliant.
Purple sapphire
Gem ID:
SAP287
Origin:
Umba, Tanzania
Weight:
2.26 ct.
Size:
6.39 x 8.06 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None (unheated)
Price:
$1,755.00
Comments:
Here is another beauty from the parcel of Umba sapphires purchased at Tucson 2017. It exhibits a grape purple in indoor lighting and shifts to a bluish-purple in natural light. There are some crystalline inclusions present, but they do not hinder performance significantly.

Spinel

Lavender spinel
Gem ID:
SPL142
Origin:
Luc Yen, Vietnam
Weight:
5.14 ct.
Size:
9.63 x 9.63 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None
Price:
$2,596.00
Comments:
Vietnam produces some of the finest lavender spinels in the world. At over 5 carats, this one is considered extremely-large. Unfortunately, there are several inclusions in this one. If clean, it would easily sell for more than double this price. That said, the impressive size and lovely color of this one make it very special. The orangy tone seen is from what is likely iron oxide that worked its way into the stone over many millenia underground.

Tourmaline

"Lichen" green tourmaline
Gem ID:
TML367A
Origin:
Nigeria
Weight:
13.60 ct.
Size:
11.36 x 16.26 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
None
Price:
$2,175.00
Comments:
I love the soothing color of this tourmaline. "Lichen" is the most appropriate name I could think of for this color, which reminds me of the light green lichen that grows on trees and rocks. Exceptionally large and cut in an antique cushion with chunky facets and high crown, this one will create a statement piece of jewelry for some lucky buyer.

Zircon

Orangey-red zircon
Gem ID:
ZIR109
Origin:
Tanzania
Weight:
6.96 ct.
Size:
8.29 x 11.44 mm
Clarity:
Treatments:
Heat
Price:
$970.00
Comments:
Tanzania produces some of the most beautiful red and yellow zircons in the world. Here is a very nice example in orangey-red. This one was cut in a high-crown, chunky classic design that is sure to please lovers of antique cuts. Color is most accurate in the hand shot. The color of this one can be lightened further at no charge if the owner so desires.