Oh My, The Beautiful Gemstones I've Purchased

One of my dear friends that I have been lucky enough to do business with for over 30 years stopped in after accumulating and cutting an extraordinary collection of color gemstones. 

My dear friend has a factory in Thailand and has been in the color gemstone business for years and years. When we met 30 years ago, he came driving up in a Chevy Corvair that was sputtering and smoking. The fellow got out of the car looking like Indiana Jones.  He came into my office and asked if we would like to buy some color gemstones. He reached into his pocket and pulled out bags with many different gemstones that were very interesting and of superb quality. After picking a few stones he reached into his other pocket and pulled out his hand held balance scale to weigh the stones. I told him we could use my diamond scale, as it would probably be a bit more accurate. He actually traveled the world to find these gemstones. He also had many tales to tell about his travels. From this day, 30 years ago, we have met many times each year and I have purchase a majority of the color stones that we have used in our fabulous collection of gemstone jewelry.    

Advertising from my friend's factory in Thailand

Advertising from my friend's factory in Thailand

 

My friend still stops by on a regular basis and his business has grown to the point that he has a factory in Thailand which I plan on visiting in the near future. During his last visit, I purchased some spectacular color gemstones.

  • Fancy red sapphire from Kenya.
  • Fancy yellow sapphire from Southern Tanzania.
  • Fancy purple sapphire from Tanzania.
  • Fabulous pink sapphire from Madagascar.
  • Fancy purple sapphire from Tanzania.
  • Pink Tourmaline from Madagascar.
  • Ruby from Tundura, Tanzania. 
  • Blue zircon from Cambodia.
  • Peridot from Northwest China.
My newest purchases. Color gemstone collection.

My newest purchases. Color gemstone collection.

I am so excited about the prospect of these stones and starting the custom project that will turn them into beautiful pieces of jewelry, pendants, rings, and earrings. If you would like to come in and view this new selection and start your own custom project, I know you would love the experience of creating a piece of jewelry just for you. 

I would be so excited to show you my newest gemstone collection. Stop in to Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler in Overland Park Kansas, for a private viewing of these gorgeous baubles.