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Welcome to Rare Earth Gems!

To return to my shop, click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/rareearthgems

I have always had a love affair with gems. I cut my first cabochon at the age of 12, grinding and polishing it by hand, under the tutelage of my aunt and uncle, both lifelong geology, gemology and lapidary experts. It took me a month to complete that first stone, but I was hooked.

As I got older and moved to cut stones for my designs, I began to realize just how hard it was to find high quality stones. I was always disappointed with the stones I ordered from jewelry supply catalogs, so I began my own search, haunting gem shows for interesting specimens.

What began as a hobby for me is now a full blown obsession and full time job that I love; finding the perfect stone…

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  • Joined January 16, 2011

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About

Welcome to Rare Earth Gems!

To return to my shop, click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/rareearthgems

I have always had a love affair with gems. I cut my first cabochon at the age of 12, grinding and polishing it by hand, under the tutelage of my aunt and uncle, both lifelong geology, gemology and lapidary experts. It took me a month to complete that first stone, but I was hooked.

As I got older and moved to cut stones for my designs, I began to realize just how hard it was to find high quality stones. I was always disappointed with the stones I ordered from jewelry supply catalogs, so I began my own search, haunting gem shows for interesting specimens.

What began as a hobby for me is now a full blown obsession and full time job that I love; finding the perfect stone for jewelry artists, those unique cuts, those hard to find stones, as well as tried and true favorites of excellent quality.

I no longer pay the inflated prices that you find at the gems shows. I work directly with stone cutters and I pass these savings on to my customers. Most of my stones are cut in Gujarat Province, India, an area renowned for its stonecutting for over 1,000 years. My prices are below wholesale cost.

You won't find any of the low grade gems from China or crystal masquerading as gemstones in my shop. Everything I sell is the real thing. I guarantee all of my stones to be the size, grade, color and clarity as described in the listing.

All of my stones have been professionally graded. More valuable stones will include a certified report from the GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, the most well-respected expert authority on diamonds and colored gemstones in the world.

Don't see the stone or size or quantity you're looking for? Do let me know. I have a huge variety in stock and will be happy to find the perfect stone to fit your specifications.

I have payment plans available for some of my more valuable stones, at no interest or additional cost. If you see something that you'd like, let me know and we can set up an arrangement that works for you.

Have you fallen in love with a stone in my shop and want a custom made piece of jewelry made with it? I also create custom designed fine gold, platinum and sterling silver jewelry and would love to create something for you. Visit my jewelry shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/RareEarth

For more information on my stones, please read my policies page. http://www.etsy.com/shop/RareEarthGems/policy

I hope you enjoy my shop. Thanks for stopping by.



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