Welcome to johnjbradshaw.com specializing in exceptional custom cutting since 1979. Additionally, we import fine gemstones from our worldwide sources that are hand selected to meet the same exacting standards as our custom cutting.
We hope you enjoy browsing our pages and look forward to working with you for all your gemstone needs.
As an AGTA "firm" member, we offer wholesale privileges to retailers, goldsmiths, and designers that are active in the gem trade.
October 5, 2018
First, I would like to extend my thanks to those of you whom I have already seen this season. I appreciate your business, whether new or continued.
As expected, September was a busy month. First, the September Hong Kong show was very well attended with business being written throughout the show. Last year, the show had issues with the air conditioning. That was not a problem this year but a super typhoon had its’ sights set on Hong Kong and hit with a fury on Sunday, the 16th. The AWE show closed a day early in anticipation of the storm. Many friends and associates rode out the storm with some incredible stories, pictures and videos. Thankfully, I was able to finish my business and get out of town well before the winds and rain started in earnest. I was able to source some great material to fill holes in the inventory for the balance of the Fall selling season. In the coming weeks, I hope to show you some of the new Madagascar aquamarines, matched pairs of blue zircons, spessartites, moonstone cat’s eyes as well as a few single mint grossulars and maw sit sit in calibrated rounds, ovals and pear shapes. “Maw what what” you say? Click here for the maw sit sit page in our gemstone info section. Teal sapphires and grey spinels have been the hot items this year and I now have a nice selection of singles and matched pairs in inventory. They will be added to the website in the coming weeks.
Thank you for stopping by the website and thank all of you for making it a success. As material is continually being cut or purchased, please contact me by phone or email if you don't see what you need. Feel free to contact me regarding how I can help in training staff, organizing a gemstone roundtable or to sourcing your gemstone needs.
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Left : Peridot from Burma weighing 16.92 ct., custom cut rectangular brilliant.
Center: AGTA GemFair Las Vegas 2014, Booth #740
Right: Blue Sapphire (unheated) from Sri Lanka weighing 7.17 ct, mixed cut cushion.