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#1

Well, it has finaly happened. The time has come to move from
entertaining money-sink hobby to (hopefully) self-supporting
hobby. To wit, I have accepted my first commission!! This leaves
me in a bit of a spot though. Of course the piece in question
is unlike anything I have done before… nothing like learning on
the fly I suppose. Well, to the point, the design I have been
asked to make incorporates a .5ct brilliant diamond. Now, I
have never before worked with diamonds, and my gem suppliers do
not deal with them. So once again I have to turn to my my most
reliable resource! Could anyone tell me where to go
to find a trustworthy diamond wholesaler? Perferable one that
will deal in small quantity. I’m not nearly big enough to stock
many gemstones on hand.

            Thank you all very much,
                    -- Tom 

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#2

Tom, Where are you located?

Sharon


#3

Tom

You can get a .5 ct Diamond from Tripps of your in a pinch. they
have others also. amything above .5 they order for you bit up to
.5 they have in stock.


#4
Could anyone tell me where to go
to find a trustworthy diamond wholesaler?  Perferable one that
will deal in small quantity. I'm not nearly big enough to stock
many gemstones on hand.

I highly recommend Earth and Sea Gem Company for their very fair
pricing and familiarity with large gems. I set many of the gems
they sell, sometimes gems valued in the multiple tens of
thousands of dollars.

They can be reached at 515-472-4656, ask for Shawn.

Good luck to you

         Jeffrey Everett

Handmade 18K, 22K, and platinum gemstone fine jewelry.
Diamond setting, rubber/metal molds, casting, lapidary
Die and mold engraving, plastic patterns for casting.
Cad jewelry design, cad/cam milling scroll filigree…
P O Box 2057 Fairfield IA 52556 515-469-6250


#5

Tom, Where are you located?

I (we) are located in the somewhat drab city of Columbus, Ohio.
And while it’s not exactly a hotbed of creativity, we tend to
call it home nonetheless.
– Tom


#6

The International Gen & Jewelry Show will be in Columbus March 7,
8 & 9 and again May 9, 10 & 11. You may be able to find a stone
there. It always helps if you can meet a supplier face-to-face.
It develops a trust that cannot be fostered over the phone and
you can frequently talk the price down better face-to-face.

If you need info on the show, you can call 301-294-1640.

I don’t know what the laws are in OH, but you may want to look
at setting up a sole proprietorship business before the show so
you can get into the wholesale room also. I know in NH it only
cost $50 to set up a business. It does mean, however, that you
have to start filing with Uncle Sam on your income tax.

I personally deal with Antwerp Diamond Distributors in NY for
over 25 pts and the Kay El Co. in Dallas TX for mellee. I’m at
home so I don’t have their numbers, but if you’re interested I’ll
send them later.

Good luck.

Sharon


#7

The International Gen & Jewelry Show will be in Columbus March 7,
8 & 9 and again May 9, 10 & 11.

Where in Columbus will the show be, and are they coming to
Cleveland? Also, does anyone have dates for upcoming Cleveland
shows?

Isaac Coblentz


#8

Isaac,

I don’t know where the show is, you’d have to call for that
info. The only other locations even remotely near you are King
of Prussia, PA April 12 & 13 and Chicago, IL May 23 & 25. I know
there are lots of other shows during the year by different
organizations, but I don’t know when or where. One of the best
places I know of to find a listing of most shows is in JCK
magazine.

Soryy I don’t have any more info. Good luck.

Sharon


#9

Isaac,

International Gem and Minerial Shows has it’s own web page which
details the show dates and locations. Try:
http://www.gemsales.com/gemsales/gemsales/Intergem/index.html to
get there.

Richard


#10
I (we) are located in the somewhat drab city of Columbus, Ohio.
And while it's not exactly a hotbed of creativity, we tend to
call it home nonetheless.

Tom, I am also in Columbus,the city where the pavement blends
into the sky.


#11

In a message dated 97-02-12 22:24:08 EST, you write:

<< Where in Columbus will the show be, and are they coming to
Cleveland? Also, does anyone have dates for upcoming Cleveland
shows? >>

There will be a gem show at the IX Center in Cleveland the
second week in March Actual dates are March 14, 15 & 16. I’m not
sure that this is a “wholesale” show.


#12

In a message dated 97-02-13 22:10:34 EST, knight1@apple.com (Richard
Knight) writes:

International Gem and Minerial Shows has it’s own web page which
details the show dates and locations. Try:
http://www.gemsales.com/gemsales/gemsales/Intergem/index.html to
get there.

Richard >>

For those of you in CO, there’s a show coming up Feb.28 - Mar.2.
It’ll be at the Denver Merchandise Mart, Pavillion Bldg. Elena