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.
May 1, 2018
I have just returned from a rather quick buying trip to Sri Lanka, considering 34 hours of flying time to and fro. For two and a half days I was nestled into the buying office in Colombo. Forty-eight local dealers signed up and lined up to see me one at a time. Some had just 20 or 30 stones, many had well over 100. Over the two and a half days, many thousands of stones were handed to me for consideration.
My focus was primarily on acquiring blue sapphire in 2 ct plus sizes, as well as peach, padparadscha and teal sapphires. I am very happy with my selections and purchases. Sri Lanka has very strict export rules. All gemstone exports have to be approved by the Sri Lanka Gem Authority, then the package is sealed by Sri Lanka Customs and carried to the Customs office at the Colombo airport where I am able to claim and pick up shortly before boarding to leave the country.
The new inventory has just begun to be photographed and posted to the website. I would love to see you and show you some of the new inventory. If your time is limited and you would like to see me, please contact me by the "Contact" link on the left, to set up an appointment in your store or at the upcoming AGTA/JCK show in Las Vegas.
Roundtables: I am beginning to reserve time for those that are interested in doing a roundtable in 2018. It does take a bit of time to properly plan for a successful event so if you have interest, please contact me 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 column.
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.