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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.

July 1, 2017

 

I wish everybody a happy, healthy and profitable Fourth of July holiday weekend!


Las Vegas Report:  Thank you to all those that stopped by the booth this year.  It was good to see many of you again and meet many others for the first time.  I certainly do appreciate your business and look forward to helping with your colored gemstone needs.  The time change of the show this year seemed to affect traffic a bit but overall the show ended on a positive note.  JCK will go back to the regular schedule in 2018 before shifting back to the other end of the strip in 2019.

 

Roundtables:  Time slots for Gemstone Roundtables have already started to be reserved for Fall 2017.  I will be in touch this Summer with those of you that have expressed an interest in hosting these profitable events.  It does take a bit of time to properly plan for a successful event.  If you are thinking of hosting and have not heard from me, please let me know at your earliest convenience for more information on these profitable events or to reserve the dates for your store.  As always, I can be reached at 603-881-7486 or by email through the "Contact" link in the left hand column.

 

The birthstone for July is ruby.  Although the ban on imports of Burmese ruby and jade has been lifted, ruby production from that country is on the decline.  Ruby from Mozambique is widely available although demand in the U.S. from this locale is average at best.  Treatments, lack of availability, and expense have previously affected demand but that seems to be slowly improving.

 

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.