Welcome to Rare Earth Gems!
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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…
- Joined January 16, 2011