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.
A few new stones came in this week. Not like I need any more rough!
I really like cutting these Winza Sapphires as you never know how they will turn out. The sapphires from Winza are often a mix of ruby and blue sapphire, which can produce purple stones, or at times you can remove all of one color and be left with either blue sapphire or ruby.
Starting work on these 3 tsavorite garnets. They will either be a 3 stone suite with two round and an oval, or a pair of rounds and a single oval. We'll see what happens!
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.
7.57 ct. Elbaite Tourmaline
4.01 ct. Tanzanite
Videos are taken with defused full spectrum light using SOLUX bulbs.