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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.

March 1, 2017

Spring is almost here!!  The snow is melting, the sap is flowing, the flowers are getting their affairs in order to begin blooming and the gem dealers are getting ready to poke their heads out to begin the Spring season.

 

It was great to see some of you in Tucson this year.  Official numbers are not in yet, but the general feeling is that traffic was slightly off.  Reports were mixed.  Dealers that had something unique or difficult to source did very well while those with "run of the mill" or overpriced goods struggled to make expenses.  Blue sapphire, pastel sapphire, tourmaline, spinel, aquamarine, and garnet all fared well especially in well cut stones.  There was increased interest in Montana sapphire as an American gemstone that is affordable and available in a variety of smaller sizes.

 

The birthstone for March is aquamarine.  There is a good selection available on the website.  You can have a peek here.

 

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.

 

 

  Pictured above:

Left : Citrine from Brazil weighing 19.88 ct., custom cut square brilliant.

Center: AGTA GemFair Las Vegas 2014, Booth #740

Right: Amethyst from Uruguay weighing 12.95 ct, custom cut brilliant hexagon.