When I started collecting cut gemstones nearly 50 years ago, it was almost impossible to find stones other than the twenty or so ‘precious and semi-precious’ stones available. As time went by, I started to purchase unusual rough material, and have the stones specially cut. Today the cost of doing this for an individual is prohibitive, especially if you want something inexpensive to start a collection. We have put together a collection of spectacular gemstones that react and show different colors under long, short, and for the first time, medium wave light.
No gemstone collection can be considered complete without ultraviolet gems, and now as an industry first you can browse a website that deals in them exclusively. There are many new collectors interested in rare and unusual gems, who are looking for something reasonably priced. We have a broad selection of inexpensive stones on our site http://10dollargems.com/ and a larger selection of stones in all price ranges can be found on our other website http://www.1001raregemstones.com
If you have a special stone that you are seeking, please email me and I will do my best to find what you are looking for. If you have gemstones that are too small or the stone is poor looking and you’d like a fine or bigger stone you can trade with us. I would be happy to work out a price and find the stone you need for your collection. In addition to selling faceted stones, we also arrange for their cutting. If you have a piece of rough material you’d like to have cut, please contact us. Simply mention what you have and what you’d like on our Contact Us page and I will be in touch promptly.
In 1963, Max Davis and his wife Margaret went to school to learn about gemstones. Their teachers were among the most respected in the gem field: Mr. Robert Webster FGA (his book, “Gems” published in London 1962 was the most important of its’ kind at the time) and Dr Rutland FGA
In 1963, Margaret Davis FGA was awarded the Rayner Prize. In 1968, Max made his first Gem Folder. Copyright 1968 with 69 (he still has two fold in hand after all these years). The gem folder was shipped around the world. He then went to Japan in 1969 to sell rare gemstones and minerals. He also had a firm in England by the name of Max Davis Stones Ltd.
Max moved to the USA in the 1970s and started selling Amethysts. In addition, he became a fixture at various gem shows all over the world, in particular, the Tucson Arizonian.
This particular web site is to sell stones to collectors, hobbyists, jewelry artisans and also for gem testing. We like to cut most types of stones in 6mm Round, as we’ve found it a good size to test and it is a standard size. Now, if you happen to be in the market for something a bit more exotic, we have many more at our other website: http://www.1001raregemstones.com You name the stone, we either have it, or we can find it for you. Feel free to Contact Us with any questions you may have.