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.
August 13, 2018
We are about halfway through Summer and I hope everybody is enjoying the warm weather as well as good business
Spinel now shares the birthstone for the month of August along with the traditional birthstone, peridot. Fine peridots are still being sourced from Pakistan although their availability is less than in previous years. In the United States, peridots from San Carlos, Arizona have been increasing in popularity as an ethically sourced American gemstone. Spinel has been vastly under appreciated although this seems to be improving. With great hardness, durability and available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, spinel is the perfect choice for fine jewelry.
My Summer cutting is well under way with new additions of Maine tourmaline, and aquamarine, as well as a few rarities. New teal and bicolor sapphires are now in stock. I hope to be adding to the quantity of these popular sapphire colors for the Fall season on my upcoming annual trip to Hong Kong. My last buying trip for the year will be in October at the Munich show, my 29th year either exhibiting or attending that particular venue. The next few months promise to be busy as usual this year. I would be happy to stop by your store to show you the well rounded inventory for the upcoming Holiday season. I realize your time is valuable and would be happy to set an appointment to fit your busy schedule.
The Summer season will be quickly dissolving into the Fall season and want to make sure that you have plenty of time to stock up on September’s birthstone, sapphire. I am currently well stocked in blues, pinks, purples, greens and yellows. Check the inventory page (on the left) to see the wide variety of sapphire that is available now.
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.
If you haven't already done so, please register by clicking on the "Register" link at the Login page. You may then login with your info and browse to reserve any stones that you wish to see. Orders are sent out for a 10 day approval period. If you have any questions, help is an email or a phone call away.
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.