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Precision cut gemstones by Rogerio Graca for engagement rings and other fine jewelry are our specialty. Please also visit our finished jewelry shop on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/pristinejewelry

Our gemstones come to you directly from,me, Rogerio Graca, a gemcutter and wholesale gemstone supplier with 20 years of experience in the industry, so you can be confident in our products, pricing, and service.

Following is an article by the International Gem Society on one of Rogerio's cuts: http://www.gemsociety.org/article/the-millenium-cut/

If you are looking for us in other online sources, you will likely find us by Googling "Pristine Gemstone Jewelry"

Please visit our "About" page to learn about us and what we do: https://www.etsy.com/…

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  • Joined January 13, 2011

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About

Precision cut gemstones by Rogerio Graca for engagement rings and other fine jewelry are our specialty. Please also visit our finished jewelry shop on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/pristinejewelry

Our gemstones come to you directly from,me, Rogerio Graca, a gemcutter and wholesale gemstone supplier with 20 years of experience in the industry, so you can be confident in our products, pricing, and service.

Following is an article by the International Gem Society on one of Rogerio's cuts: http://www.gemsociety.org/article/the-millenium-cut/

If you are looking for us in other online sources, you will likely find us by Googling "Pristine Gemstone Jewelry"

Please visit our "About" page to learn about us and what we do: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PristineGemstones/about/

Who we are and why you might want to shop with us:

We are Rogerio Graca and Andrea Van Wilgenburg, a husband wife team and owners/operators of Pristine Gemstones and Pristine Jewelry (www.etsy.com/shop/pristinejewelry) Etsy shops.

We operate our business with the goal of providing a consistently high level customer service. One of the ways that we achieve this is to use Rogerio's expertise as a professional gem cutter to help educate customers in making informed gemstone investment choices.

I, Rogerio, have been operating in Victoria BC, Canada, as a professional gem cutter and a gemstone and jewelry wholesaler since 1991. My wife, Andrea, joined the team in 2010. Developing the skills to cut and repair irreplaceable and valuable gemstones is a task that requires hard work, time, and dedication. I was trained in the art of gem cutting in my home country, Brazil, over 25 years ago, and it took many years to perfect my skills. Today, many jewelers and the public rely on me to re-cut, repair and improve their precious stones. It takes great confidence when a jeweler hands over a customer's irreplaceable sapphire, emerald, or ruby to be re-cut or repaired by me.

The main difference between our gemstones and most of the gemstones that come directly from the mining sites, is their extra brilliance due to the fact that I use a precision cutting machine to cut our stones at their correct refractive index.

With the use of the precision cutting machine, I can maximize brilliance rather than retaining weight (weight retention is a common practice adopted in many gemstone mining sites where rudimentary machines are still in use). The excess weight in the bottom of gemstones compromises the gemstone's ability to reflect light, not to mention the fact that gemstones are priced by carat weight and will cost more with the unecessary weight retention.

Please read about my one-of-a-kind Millenium Cut: http://1000facets.blogspot.com/

Please also visit our other Etsy shop: Pristine Jewelry (custom fine gemstone jewelry) www.etsy.com/shop/pristinejewelry

We also have a facebook page that you can visit and "like" so that you can stay connected: http://www.facebook.com/PristineGemstonesandJewelry

Finally, please bookmark our website www.pristinegemstonejewelry.com as we are developing our site into an information resource on gemstones for our followers.

We hope you enjoy your shopping experience with Pristine Gemstones and Pristine Jewelry!

~ Rogerio and Andrea

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