About Pristine Gemstone Jewelry Precision Cut Gemstones by Rogerio Graca
Rogerio Graca and Andrea Van Wilgenburg are a husband and wife team operating their home-based, boutique gemstone jewelry business just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.
All of our gemstones come directly to you from Rogerio at wholesale pricing. Rogerio has been a professional gem cutter and wholesale supplier since 1992. Please visit our profile with the Better Business Bureau.
Rogerio began as a professional gem cutter/lapidary and wholesaler of gemstones to jewelers over 24 years ago. Rogerio learned the fine art of gem cutting in Brazil, his home country, and a country world-renowned for its gemstones.
Rogerio uses a “Precision Cut” machine that allows him to cut his gemstones at their correct refractive index. Not all colored gemstones that you see on the market are cut properly (only about 5% are precision cut). A gemstone must be cut at its correct refractive index to reach its potential in brilliance.
Andrea, works as our design consultant coordinating designs between our customers and our CAD technicians. Each of our team members has been honing their skill for many years; from our gem cutter, to our CAD and casting technicians, to our master stone setter. Our team’s goal is to create beautiful, as well as lasting quality, fine gemstone jewelry.
From time to time, we also use components made by Stuller, a US supplier of jewelry components to North American Jewelers of over 40 years.
The accent diamonds in our mounts are purchased in the US and are conflict free as determined by the Kimberly Process. Most of the gold in our settings comes from recycled and refined material.
Any item priced over $1800USD is automatically eligible for a complimentary appraisal. Items valued below $1800USD can be appraised or certified for an additional fee (please email us if you would like this option). Because it is considered a conflict of interest to use an in-house gemologist to appraise our own stones and jewelry, we use a 3rd party GIA trained gemologist and licensed appraiser. The appraisal company that we use is Ishy Jewellery and Gemmology based in Halifax, NS.
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When customers choose one of our pieces to symbolize a memorable life event, we truly feel honored. We take that responsibility seriously treating our customers in the way we would wish to be treated.
We hope to have the opportunity to work with you someday!
~ Rogerio Graca and Andrea Van Wilgenburg