I was wondering if anyone knows where to get raw uncut precious
stones. I have a few ideas for my senior open studio in jewelry but
some require the raw stones and I have had no luck finding any.
Google will get a lot of hits on “gem rough”. Plenty of sellers, but
be careful. Best to go with a well-known reliable dealer. For
starters, if you’re in the US, try Rob Kulakofsky at
http://www.facetingrough.com and Jeff Graham at
Sun City, AZ
DAGS “faceting rough”. Or take a look at the Gram Faceting web site.
There’s a whole pile of it out there from many different vendors.
-RC (who’s learning to facet)
What varieties of rough are you looking for? I might be able to help
you out. Are you looking for well formed crystals or just rough? I’m
nowhere near as expensive as faceters.com
If interested please send a direct message.
Jeff W. Nechka (G.G.)
Premier Gems LTD
You might try http://www.minedirect.com. We have been buying from
Farooq for years. Very reputable.
I hope this helps
Linda & Ron