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PristineGemstones

Natural Precision Cut Wholesale Gems by Rogerio Graca

Liverpool, Canada · 776 Sales

PristineGemstones

Natural Precision Cut Wholesale Gems by Rogerio Graca

Liverpool, Canada 776 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(239)

Announcement   Precision cut gemstones by Rogerio Graca at wholesale pricing for fine gemstone jewelry are our specialty.

Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tourmaline, opals, tanzanite, and all other colored gemstones.

We are Rogerio Graca and Andrea Van Wilgenburg, a husband and wife team. We operate our home-based business from just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Our gemstones come to you directly from, me, Rogerio Graca, a professional gem cutter and gemstone wholesaler with over 24 years of experience in the industry, so you can be confident in our products, pricing, and service.

Our gemstones and jewelry are available via our two Etsy shops; PristineGemstones and PristineJewelry and via our website: www.pristinegemstonejewelry.com

The main difference between our gemstones and most of the gemstones that come directly from mining sites, is that I maximize the brilliance of my stones due to the fact that I use a precision cutting machine to cut my stones at their correct refractive index. Here is a blog on the importance of precision cut gemstones that I prepared: http://pristinegemstonejewelryintro.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-importance-of-precision-cut-gemstone.html

Thank you for shopping with us!

We are available by phone Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM Atlantic Time. 902-350-0025

Rogerio and Andrea

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Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

Precision cut gemstones by Rogerio Graca at wholesale pricing for fine gemstone jewelry are our specialty.

Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tourmaline, opals, tanzanite, and all other colored gemstones.

We are Rogerio Graca and Andrea Van Wilgenburg, a husband and wife team. We operate our home-based business from just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Our gemstones come to you directly from, me, Rogerio Graca, a professional gem cutter and gemstone wholesaler with over 24 years of experience in the industry, so you can be confident in our products, pricing, and service.

Our gemstones and jewelry are available via our two Etsy shops; PristineGemstones and PristineJewelry and via our website: www.pristinegemstonejewelry.com

The main difference between our gemstones and most of the gemstones that come directly from mining sites, is that I maximize the brilliance of my stones due to the fact that I use a precision cutting machine to cut my stones at their correct refractive index. Here is a blog on the importance of precision cut gemstones that I prepared: http://pristinegemstonejewelryintro.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-importance-of-precision-cut-gemstone.html

Thank you for shopping with us!

We are available by phone Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM Atlantic Time. 902-350-0025

Rogerio and Andrea

Rogerio Graca and Andrea Van Wilgenburg

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Rogerio Graca and Andrea Van Wilgenburg

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(239)
D S

D S on Nov 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another perfect purchase from Andrea and Rogerio. I will continue to purchase from them and recommend them to others all the time :) Thank you Pristine Jewlers!

stuarthardeman1

stuarthardeman1 on Oct 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is an absolutely beautiful ring that I know she'll love. We were able to choose the stone and have A custom setting designed. Rogerio and Andrea were wonderful to work with! They were quick to respond to any questions we had and updated me every step of the way. I will definitely purchase from them again and recommend them to anyone I know looking to purchase gemstones or jewelry! Stuart

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Updates

Pear shape blue green sapphire for custom engagement ring. Just listed!
Despite recently moving our home and business across Canada from Victoria, BC to Liverpool,NS, Rogerio is still finding the time to bring in new inventory. Not to mention he is doing his magic re cutting stones properly to precision cut.
This came to us as an oval sapphire without much life. Rogerio managed to transform this sapphire into quite the beauty!
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About

Precision Cut Gemstones by Rogerio Graca

As a teenager, one of my dreams was to have the freedom to travel the world and to explore my creative nature. Considering the economic crisis in Brazil at that time, my dreams seemed a bit unrealistic to say the least. When I finished university in Rio De Janeiro, I was struggling to find a job and a path in my life.

After trying a few short-lived jobs, I was certain that I did not fit into the 9-5 job profile. Nor did I fit into the city scene in Rio de Janeiro, so I moved to a farm with a plan of being a frog farmer (it is true, but that is another story) and to grow organic food to be sold directly from the farm to the consumer.

My experience on the farm was a process of self-discovery. I enjoyed living on the farm very much, working the land and being close to nature, but after a few years I could no longer hold back my growing desire to fulfill my dream of traveling and to tap into my artistic side. The pull of these desires were the motivation that helped me to overcome my fears of the unknown and to follow my dreams.

With the support of a few friends and family, I signed up for a gem cutting program in Teofilo Otoni; a small town in the interior of Minas Gerais, Brazil known for its rich gemstone deposits. I spent some time there learning the art of gem cutting and developing a passion for gemstones.

In 1989 I moved to Canada as a gem-cutter where I perfected my skills and took things to another level by making the transition from the traditional faceting machine to a precision-cut digital machine. The digital faceting machine allows me to cut each gemstone at its correct refractive index maximizing the stone’s brilliance and hence its value. The fact that less than 5% of gemstones on the market are precision cut like mine, has given me an advantage in the gemstone industry.

Eventually, I expanded my business and became a gemstone wholesale supplier to jewelers. This gave me the opportunity to travel to many of the gemstone producing countries of the world such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, and back to Brazil.

In 2008 I met my beautiful, smart,and dynamic wife, Andrea, who eventually became my business partner and our jewelry design consultant. Together as a team we opened up Pristine Gemstones and Pristine Jewelry Etsy shops selling loose gemstones and finished jewelry directly to the public.

From my life experience, I do believe if we are true to ourselves and keep our dreams as a beacon when making life decisions, we will reach our goals even if we are unsure of the path that will take us there.

After those years of confusion and not knowing what my future held, I feel very fortunate and grateful that today, I can express myself through my work and that I love what I do.

Please visit our other Etsy shop where we sell finished jewelry using our gemstones, PristineJewelry: www.etsy.com/shop/pristinejewelry. We also have a website: www.pristinegemstonejewelry.com

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  • Rogerio Graca

    Owner, Professional Gem Cutter, Curator

    Rogerio learned the art of gemcutting in his homeland, Brazil 28 years ago. Rogerio uses his precision cut machine to unveil the potential of his gemstones.

  • Andrea

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Customer Service, Shipping

    Finished jewelry design consultant, customer care, coordinator of orders

  • Ruby & Layla

    Inspiration, Source Of Joy, Entertainment

    These girls add something special to each day of our lives. Their constant display of the joy of life and their exuberance are contagious, and their antics are always putting smiles on our faces. We thought they deserved a special mention.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How can I be confident in your products, pricing and service?

We completely understand that purchasing gemstones and fine gemstone jewelry is a daunting process at the best of times; particularly over the internet.

To help you know about with whom it is that you are working, we have compiled information on us from 3rd party sources on our website blog. There is a limit to the amount of information that we can share here on Etsy FAQ, so please copy and paste the following URL to your address bar: http://pristinegemstonejewelry.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Question number 1 in the FAQ should provide all of the information that you are looking for.

Why aren't your gemstones already certified?

Because we are gemstone wholesalers, we carry 1000s of gemstones, and it isn’t feasible to have all of our stones certified, nor would it be standard practice for any supplier. The reason for this is that appraisals/certificates should be prepared by an objective 3rd party. Using an in-house gemologist is a conflict of interest. Therefore, when it is time to have a stone certified/appraised we send it out to a 3rd party.

Rogerio has been wholesaling and cutting gemstones for over 24 years. He is very skilled at identifying stones.

We offer complimentary appraisals on all of our items priced over $1800USD. For items below $1800USD, if a customer requests an appraisal or certificate, there will be an additional fee of $60USD

Do you offer layaway plans or financing?

We do offer layaway plans for some items; however, we encourage our customers to use Paypal Credit rather than set up a layaway plan with us. Using PayPal credit, you get your piece right away and can use it for any item listed in our shop (we would not even know you used Paypal credit).

To use Paypal credit you just need to have a Paypal account and select "paypal credit" at check out. It is very simple. Fore more info, visit https://www.paypalcredit.com/index.html

We do not offer financing.

Are your sapphires heat treated or treated at all?

We are limited for space to answer that question here on Etsy, so please copy and paste this URL in your address bar and you will be redirected to our website blog: http://pristinegemstonejewelry.com/non-heat-treated-sapphires/

Custom and personalized orders

We do offer custom orders. Please copy and paste the following URL to your address bar to read details about the custom order process with us.

http://pristinegemstonejewelry.com/pristine-gemstone-jewelry-custom-orders-the-process/

Why are your shops in USD if you are in Canada?

Although we are indeed operating from just outside of Liverpool, NS Canada, because we are an online business and sell to the globe, our website and Etsy shops are in USD. If you have any further questions or need more clarification, please email us at info@pristinegemstonejewelry.com