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[Source] [NYC] Calibrated cab suppliers


#1

Hi there,

Any recommendations for a reliable and good source for Cabs in NYC.

I have been looking for 8x6 Pears and was told that although its a
standard size in other places it is not a standard size. in NY. and
that they would have to be custom made.

Is this true?

Tina


#2

You can try Dikra Gems at 56 W 45th st.


#3

Try Dikra Gem Inc New York NY
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80ek


#4
I have been looking for 8x6 Pears and was told that although its a
standard size in other places it is not a standard size. in NY.
and that they would have to be custom made. 

Have you tried Allan Goldman? 212-869-5370

Elliot Nesterman


#5

Dikra do not have them either…

Thanks


#6

Tina,

Try Stratura in Uxbridge, MA. Ask for Mary. She is an amazing
fountain of knowledge.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/stachura

Good luck, MA


#7

Yes! I was with Allan Goldman today.

They have pear shaped cabs in opaque semi-precious but not in
tranparents. Rhodolite, Peridot,Citrine, Amethyst etc.

And in all cases no 6x8’s. I am so frustrated !! I thought you could
get everything in NYC…

I tried having them made by my bead maker in India but. that didn’t
work out. I wonder if there is a maker here in the states. Nothing is
ever simple in this business.

Thank you for your reply Elliot. Sorry to sound so dreary, I am just
back from the city and I am frustrated and deflated. but NOT
defeated!

I will figure this out!


#8

I have been to see Diane at Dikra but, she didnt have the sizes I
needed either.

I settled on the cab sizes when I looked up a standard cab chart for
the US but, it seems it wasn’t accurate.

I am going to source them myself in India. The design of my setting
will not work with standard sizes.

Thank you for you suggestion and support. Dikra have a very good
reputation so, they where first on my list.

All the best
Tina


#9

Kotel imports, New York City. You can ask specifically for what you
need, they will match stones for you.


#10
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/stachura 

Thank you!! Its worth a try :slight_smile: and not too far from home!

Have a lovely weekend

Tina


#11

Thanks to everyone!

I am speechless !! thank you all for your suggestions and direction.

The following are looking very hopeful:

  • Allan Goldman/ Getting back to me with prices

  • Kotel Importers NYC/ Looking very promising (Thanks Richard) I
    will call them Monday.

  • Stratura in Uxbridge, Had 6x8 Amethyst cabs but, could not source
    other stones I needed. They said that 6x8 was a standard US size.
    so, there you go. Ellie at Stratura suggested Stuller and lone and
    behold they had Pear shaped cabs!!!

They also have a special order system available when other sizes are
required. I will have to get an account to find out prices. (Thanks
MA)

  • R Gems NYC: So good to know that the exist!! One of the first Gem
    cutting business’s in NYC. I am sure they will be able to help me.
    (Thanks Kathy)

All other suggestions are welcome :slight_smile: Thank you all so very much!

I would like to give my business to an American based company if at
all possible and thanks to you all it looks like I will be able to
do that.

Thank you all for being so helpful and kind

Tina


#12

Darlene Imports. Huge selection.


#13

Might be a great company out there called Darlene Imports but I
think you might mean Darling Gem Imports. They do have a huge
selection. Gary


#14

Re: calibrated stones,
Sorry, spell check…

Zarlene Imports


#15

No Gary,
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep81y3
I have bought from both.
Darlene has 2, 2.5, 3, 3 1/2, ect.
Facet and cabs, and, citrine, amber, iolite, blue topaz, diopside,
moonstone, rhodochrosite, ect.
I manufactured, used dozens of types.


#16

Like being corrected Richard. Looks like a great source

Gary