During the Christmas Holiday season, I have removed the option for Registered Mail. The post office is too crowed this time of year, the other day it took me nearly an hour to mail out a registered mail box. You will still have the option for First Class Mail and Express Mail, since I can print the postage for those myself.
Until I can get my arms around this European Union GDPR thing, there are no sales and shipments to the European Union. This process is a bit complicated and not all that clear, and I don't think it fair to pass the expense of meeting the GDPR requirements on to my non European customers. There are stiff fines for not complying, which would put me right out of business. Once I can get a better understanding of what is required to comply, and the costs involved, maybe we can't restart business in the EU, and attach a cost adder to sales into the EU to cover the expense without forcing me raise prices for everyone else in the world. These types of government regulations cripple small businesses, but maybe that was the intent.
If you are in the EU and have signed up for my email list, please remove yourself from the list.
Currently I am not taking on any commissioned work. Watch this page as new stones are added as I cut them. Updates are normally made every week.
I have known King for many years, and cut this Star Cut stone for him about 10 years ago. The stone is a 17 carat Citrine with a frosted star that King had set into the heavy gold chain. He wears it every time he is on stage playing with Neil Diamond, who he has been a part of Neil's band now for over 40 years! The video was taken from a concert at The Greek Theater in LA.
I also cut this large Umbalite garnet for Neil, with a frosted Diamond in the Pavilion. Garnet is his January birthstone.
You can now use Apple Pay through iMessage to pay for your stones. To pay with Apple Pay, you must of course have an iPhone and be running the latest IOS 11.2 or newer. During checkout, select Apple Pay Cash as your payment method. You won't be billed anything until I receive your order email, at which time I'll text you a payment request. Make sure you include your iPhone cell number or email associated with your iMessage account.
Here's some more information on this new payment method from Apple
For many of the stones I am including Video's of the stone. When you see this Icon below the pictue of the stone, then there is an icluded Video. Just click on this icon to see it. Since the files are pretty high resolution it may take a few seconds to load.
I am cutting new stones every week. After 3 or 4 are cut, I will post the new stones on this page, along with some comments and maybe even a video about them.
When I make a new posting I will always do a Twitter tweet about them, and send out a notice on the email list. We may at times do a Periscope live feed of the stones where you can ask questions and see them live.
Videos are taken with defused full spectrum light using SOLUX bulbs.