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The latest update was posted on July 28, 2012


 

July 28, 2012

 

Sphalerite Gemstones

        

Here is an update of gorgeous Concave cut Sphalerite gemstones. These stones are completely natural, having no treatment whatsoever. There are Sphalerite gems from both Spain and Bulgaria in this update. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

June 16, 2012

 

Ametrine Gemstones

        

Here is an update of beautiful Concave cut Ametrine gemstones that were faceted from old rough. Ametrine is now becoming hard to find due to the fact that the mine is closed. These stones are completely natural, having no treatment whatsoever. The finest Ametrine gems in the world come from Bolivia. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

December 10, 2011

 

Gemstones Cut By Us

        

Here is an update of gemstones that we have been creating in our shop. All stones were faceted by Allyce and Brett Kosnar. We have used a variety of different and unique gem minerals from various localities around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

June 28, 2011

 

Gemstones Cut By Us

        

Here is an update of gemstones that we have been creating in our shop. All stones were faceted by Allyce and Brett Kosnar. We have used a variety of different and unique gem minerals from various localities around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.
World Wide Mixed Gemstones!

      

We have updated our website with a various selection of fine gemstones from around the world, including some great Tourmalines, Spaphires and other rare gems! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

January 17, 2011

 

Gemstones Cut By Us

      

Here is an update of gemstones that we have been creating in our shop. All stones were faceted by Allyce Kosnar. We have used a variety of different and unique gem minerals from various localities around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

November 21, 2010

 

Peridot Gemstones from Pakistan

      

Here we have an update of ten beautiful green Peridot gems from Pakistan. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

November 14, 2010

 

Fluorite Gemstones from Argentina

      

Here is a update of 10 Fluorite gemstones from Argentina. These gems have very nice color banding and good clarity for the material. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.
Hessonite Garnet Gemstones from Brazil

      

Here we have an upbate of some very nice Hessonite Garnet gems from Brazil. All of these stones are a beautiful orange color and have excellent clarity. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

October 12, 2010

 

Gemstones Cut By Us

      

Here is an update of gemstones that we have been creating in our shop. All stones were faceted by Allyce and Brett Kosnar. We have used a variety of different and unique gem minerals from various localities around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

August 4, 2010

 

Gemstones Cut By Us

      

Here is an update of gemstones that we have been creating in our shop. All stones were faceted by Allyce Ruhl and Brett Kosnar. We have used a variety of different and unique gem minerals from various localities around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

April 28, 2010

 

Zircon Gemstones

      

We have just posted a lot of stunning Zircon gemstones from a few different localities around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these stones.


 

April 1, 2010

 

World Wide Cat's Eye Cabochons

      

We have just posted a very nice lot of Cat's Eye Cabochons from various localities from around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these stones.
Gemstones Cut By Us

      

Here is an update of gemstones that we have been creating in our shop. All stones were faceted by Allyce Ruhl and Brett Kosnar. We have used a variety of different and unique gem minerals from various localities around the world. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

March 12, 2010

 

Rhodochrosite Gemstones from China!

      

We have just acquired a very nice lot of new Rhodochrosite gemstones from Wutong mine, ("Babu"), China. Faceted Rhodochrosite is relatively rare worldwide. Comparable stones from Colorado and South Africa are becoming more difficult to find and the prices are going up. Take a look! Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

November 19, 2009

 

Inclusion Gemstones!

        

We have updated our website with a variety of unique and attractive inclusion gemstones (stones included with other minerals) from around the world. These stones have inclusions such as Gilalite, Epidote, Pyrite and Rutile. There are also several fine stones of Dendritic Quartz, hosting inclusions of Iron Oxide and Manganese Oxide that make for some very beautiful patterns. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.
World Wide Mixed Gemstones!

      

We have updated our website with a various selection of fine gemstones from around the world. There are a couple of vibrant, hard to find Liddicoatite Tourmalines from Madagascar, rare orange Fluorites from Brazil, and several other colorful stones. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

October 19, 2009

 

Spinel Crystal Sets from Vietnam

      

We have updated our website with a page of small gem quality Spinel crystals which are mounted into gem boxes. Many of these sets are inexpensively priced at just over $1 per crystal. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

September 29, 2009

 

HaŁyne Gems and Crystals!

      

We have updated our website with a page of HaŁyne gemstones and crystals from Germany. These stones are completely natural, having no treatment whatsoever. HaŁyne is one of the most sought after rare gems in the world. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.
Opal Gems!

      

We have updated our website with a variety of Opals from around the world, including some rarely seen stones from Slovakia ! Each stone is unique and beautiful. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

June 13, 2009

 

Sunstone Gems!

      

We have updated our website with a page of beautiful Sunstone gems from Oregon. These stones are completely natural, and are some of the most well known and beloved Feldspars from North America. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

March 31, 2009

 

Ametrine Gems!

      

We have updated our website with a page of beautiful Ametrine gems. Ametrine is now becoming hard to find due to the fact that the mine is closed. These stones are completely natural, having no treatment whatsoever. The finest Ametrine gems in the world come from Bolivia. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

November 2008

 

Amazing Rare Gems Page 1 of 2 !

      

We have updated our website with a page of amazing rare gems. Many of these stones are very hard to find on today's market. Please click here if you wish to view these gems.
Amazing Rare Gems Page 2 of 2 !

      

We have updated our website with a page of amazing rare gems. Many of these stones are very hard to find on today's market. Please click here if you wish to view these gems.


 

August 15, 2008

 

Andesine Gemstones!

      

We have just updated our website with fine selection of great quality Andesine gemstones. These are very hard to find on the market in this quality. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.
Ruby Gemstones!

      

We have just updated our website with fine selection of faceted Ruby gems. Please click here if you wish to view these stones.
Tanzanite and Padparadscha Sapphire Gemstones!

      

This page has three top quality Tanzanites and one superb Padparadscha Sapphire. These are great collector's quality gemstones. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.


 

March 24, 2008

 

Kyanite Gemstones!

      

We have just updated our website with several fine quality Kyanite gemstones from Nepal. These are some of the best Kyanites we have acquired. Please click here if you wish to view these gemstones.