Gem News

The Subversive Mrs. Green

October 2, 2010

Jeffers subversive combo 3-10

A collecting customer flew down to see us the week after we moved into our studio. She’s a good friend and overlooked the unpacked boxes stacked in the corner. We spent the day drinking Ceylon … Read more

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Autumn Garnets

September 17, 2010

Garnet Collection

It’s sunny today, with a cool crisp, October undertone. The cool edge makes me frisky – an invigorating contrast with the slice of sun warming my back. After record North Carolina highs into early October, … Read more

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What’s a Master Cutter to do?

September 3, 2010

Sapphire recutting_02 25 10_6959

A gem may magically transform us, but gem cutting is more than a wave of a wand.  It can be a grind.  Here’s one that ground away great. 

Clay Zava, an award-winning gem cutter who … Read more

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