Our Gems are Born in the Earth

Our Gems are Born in the Earth

Our Gems are Born in the EarthOur Gems are Born in the EarthOur Gems are Born in the Earth

(Not in a test tube)

OUR JEWELRY IS   MADE IN THE USA

COMPARE OUR PRICES ON THE INTERNET, -- WITH  ITEMS HANDCRAFTED IN AMERICA

About Us

We've Been in the Gem Industry for Well Over 50 Years!

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As the head of a 2,000 member mountain climbers association and the adviser on emeralds to a patron of Cartier Jewelers in Paris, my husband was hired in 1966 to reopen a mine in North Carolina.

After That we went into Buying and Selling Gemstones Full Time!

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We sold rough stones to cutters who fashioned them by faceting or cabuchoning into their most eye-catching, polished form; and cut gemstones or crystals to independent jewelers across the U.S., who set them in ornamental precious metal for you to wear.

Contact Us With Any Questions

I  joked we were a national "pizza delivery" system for gems.
   Contact us: by phone(828)765-6832

 I used to joke that two of us were a national "pizza delivery" system.   


Now you can contact us by phone:   (828)765-6832

Or email: info@theworldofgems.com

About Our Stones

ROUGH TOPAZ

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These are totally natural topaz stones, shaped only by the action of water pushing them downhill in a creek for uncounted years before being touched by  human hands or machines.  It is said that stones created by nature have certain "metaphysical" attributes, by which people simply mean "spiritual or healing powers".

  • TOPAZ, the November birthstone,  brings love and good fortune by reducing tension through openness and honesty;  thus leading to self-realization and control.

         As you can see in the picture, nature showed us how to cause colorless topaz to turn blue.  We learned that in the 1950's, and  by the early 2000's technology was turning topaz all colors of the rainbow and combinations of colors.    


  • GARNETS are different from topaz, but also calming.  The January birthstone has eleven different families with colors ranging from brown to red  to orange, yellow, green, gray, black and purple.  They are not colorless like topaz but have solid color; however, always look for those that allow light to enter and shine back out.  This is called refraction and the art of faceting enhances it.  Garnets are very common but without refraction are generally used to make sandpaper.  Their metaphysical power is to balance serenity and passion through courage and hope whether in a relationship or dealing with a physical injury.

      

           

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