Retirement SALE! - 20% off sapphire engagement rings, gemstones and jewelry until everything is gone!
All one of a kind items!

Gemstone and Jewelry SALE!  20% off all inventory

Gemstone and Jewelry SALE! 20% off all inventory

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Sapphire engagement rings, loose sapphires, other loose gemstones, and gemstone jewelry 20% off until all inventory is cleared.  To shop our online sale, click HERE We carry 1000's of gemstones; sapphires, rubies, emeralds, alexandrites, opals, tourmalines, etc, so it will take time to list and clear all of our inventory.    Please keep in mind, because everything is one of a kind, in fairness to other customers, we are unable to hold/reserve items. After 30 years in the jewelry business, we have decided that it is time to retire.  We want to say a heart felt "thank you" to all of our wonderful customers over the years.  We wish you all the very best. Sincerely, Rogerio and Andrea        

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The Importance of a Precision Cut Gemstone

The Importance of a Precision Cut Gemstone

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Before you buy: Important information on gemstone cut When shopping for gemstone jewelry, the difference between precision cut gemstones and many native cut gemstones is not something about which most people are aware. However, when comparing a native cut gemstone with a precision cut gemstone, the difference can be very noticeable. Before – native cut sapphire. After – the same sapphire precision cut by Rogerio. My name is Rogerio Graca.  I am a professional gem cutter/lapidary and founder of Pristine Gemstones since 1991. Having been a gem cutter and a wholesale supplier of colored stones for over 28 years, I feel it is important to educate people about the “cut” in gemstones. Main photo – sapphire precision cut by Rogerio. Inset...

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Sapphire for Engagement Rings and Other Fine Jewelry

Sapphire for Engagement Rings and Other Fine Jewelry

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

  Ceylon blue sapphire engagement ring. Very similar to the ring worn by Kate Middleton and Princess Diana. Sapphires are beautiful, durable, natural gemstones that come in many brilliant colors making the sapphire for engagement rings and other fine jewelry an ideal choice as a center piece. Please visit our Sapphire Engagement Ring Collection for inspiration or visit our loose sapphire collection! Sapphire Color Choices Sapphire is a variety of corundum made of aluminum oxide. Although the blue sapphire is the most popular corundum variety, colors such as peach, yellow, orange, green, pink and a mix of these colors are also found naturally.   The peach sapphire for engagement rings has become the number one choice in recent years.  Sapphires even come in...

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Spinels - Take a Closer Look!

Spinels - Take a Closer Look!

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Although many people have never heard about spinels, when they see a fine spinel, it is love at first sight! The Many Attributes of Spinels Spinels come in many different colors but the red spinel is the rarest and most expensive of all. Spinels are also found in blue, purple, gray, orange, brown, pink, and even an inky green. Red spinels have been mistaken for rubies for centuries. Some of the most famous large rubies, such as the "Black Prince's Ruby" and the "Timur Ruby" in the British Crown Jewels are actually spinels, and not ruby as thought to be at the turn of the century. Spinels are very affordable compared to rubies and other precious colored gemstones. Spinels are...

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