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.
January 19, 2017
Happy New Year to all. I hope that everybody had a great Holiday season with friends and family and that business was brisk in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.
The annual Tucson shows are almost here and as usual, I will be set up under the Coast to Coast Rare Stones name at the GJX show, booth #1436. The show dates are Tuesday, January 31 through Sunday, February 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. If you are in town for the shows, please stop by to say hello.
In 2017, look for blue sapphire to continue it's popularity along with tourmaline, spinel, aquamarine and all the flavors of the garnet family. Colored stones are where it's at these days! Feel free to contact me regarding how I can help in training staff, organizing a gemstone roundtable or to sourcing your gemstone needs.
For the better part of the last couple of years, I have been writing an article on a different rare stone for GemWorld International's publication, the Gem Guide. To date, there have been articles on danburite, rhodochrosite, sphene, hauyne, sphalerite, vesuvianite, tugtupite, benitoite, fluorite, apatite, prehnite, diopside, andalusite and most recently taaffeite. The Guide is a fantastic resource for pricing, appraising, as well as market conditions. If you don't already subscribe, I would highly recommend it.
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.
If you haven't already, please register by clicking on the "Register" link at the Login page. You may then login with your info and browse and reserve any stones that you may see. Orders are sent out for a 10 day approval period. If you have any questions, help is an email or phone call away.
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.