Over the course of 2 decades in the colored gemstone business (and a dozen more earlier) we’ve been fortunate to see and collect many a variety of gemstones. On this page we try and showcase some of our finds. Around late 1990’s we were asked to help market Boulder Opal for a mining company near Winton, Australia, and this gave us a look at some fine black opal and boulder opal specimens.

Other such as spinel, garnet, chrysoberyl, and alexandrite are found during the mining of sapphire and ruby (in certain areas such as Tanzania and Sri Lanka), so that’s one way we got introduced to some of these others.

Others we just come about through circumstance. A friend that was a master cutter hobbyist that worked for the US Government at the Embassy started collecting a faceting Tanzanite, so we wound up with a couple of hundred carats of these stunning polished colored gems.

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AGTA members believe in more than just selling the world's highest quality gemstones and cultured pearls. They share a mine-to-market mentality-the belief that the gem trade should be as transparent and ethical as possible.
That's why, in 1984, the AGTA and its members developed the industry's strictest and most comprehensive Code of Ethics and Fair Business Practices. Every year since then, the AGTA and its members annually commit to leading the industry in standards of disclosure, transparency, and ethical practices.
The AGTA and its members take pride in working toward a gem industry that benefits everyone involved. Whether it's investing in the communities that produce gemstones, supporting individuals whose lives have been impacted by the gem trade, or cooperating with foreign governments to improve working conditions, AGTA members continually work to hold the gem industry to the highest possible business standards.
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