Certified Gemstones

We have several thousand fine quality colored gemstones for sale, many of which are unique, one of a kind or perhaps are unusual for some reason. Very few have been certed; frequently, there is no reason. We stand behind our gemstones and have a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee (7 days) and a LIFETIME GUARANTEE - see our policies page: Guarantee

Just because a gemstone in our inventory is not certed, actually has no reflection on the quality. Some of our gemstones were purchased already with certs, or we were traveling abroad and felt more comfortable obtaining a cert. Perhaps we were told it was unheated and we wanted to do a check upon our return from abroad (note that regardless if it were heated or not heated, we would be keeping it - heating is standard in the trade for certain gemtones, and we accept that as long as that is all that was done; there are also some purists or collectors who seek non-heated gemstones). We have also certed a few gems because we wanted another opinion on whether a gemstone was to perhaps be called a Ruby vs. a Sapphire (Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, etc.). Many times we purchase as Ruby and sell as Sapphire (yes, Ruby and Sapphire are the same gemstone, the mineral Corundum, it is just the percentage of red that causes the differentiation. Europe and Asia identify Ruby as what most Americans in the business would call Sapphire.

GIA Certed Fine Natural Alexandrite
1.00ct Oval Natural GIA Certed Alexandrite - We were fortunate to find one Alexandrite that met our criteria for inventory: Clean, Decent Cut, Sparkle, Eye Clean, Very Fine Color Change and an Affordable Price! This changes from a Green/Bluish Green to a Purple as noted in the accompanying GIA Cert. In 36 years in the gemstone business, we have only had a handful of larger fine quality Alexandrite such as this. Again, the 2017 Tucson Show had very dark (almost black) Alexandrite, very poorly cut or included material, selling at high prices. Similar Alex to this newly acquired piece were non-existent and we wouldn't consider obtaining that lower quality for our inventory; plus the pricing was incredibly high, making this Alex not only an outstanding example, but also outstanding in price (way below the wholesale asking price of those we didn't look twice at). Alexandrite is one of those gemstones that is difficult to obtain accurate color photos. We obtained a good photo of the green, but decent photos of the purple were not to be. As always, should you purchase this Alexandrite, if you are not happy for any reason, you have our 100% Customer Satifaction Guarantee as well as our Lifetime Guarantee - see our 'Our Guarantees' link on the banner that appears on the top and bottom of all our pages! (strshn-17-01) $5,400
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GIA Certed Unheated Ruby
1.03ct UNHEATED Ruby, certs indicates red with a modifier of purple. Unheated Ruby is not common and this is priced way below what one would expect. (awa-17-06) $4,200
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GIA Certed Ruby
1.05ct Bright Red Ruby - can be seen from a long distance! A give-a-way at $3,200. (awa-17-07)
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GIA Certed Orange Sapphire
1.50ct Very Lively Orange Sapphire (Certed). Many people, as well as labs, might call this a Padparadscha Sapphire, but it needs just a hint more pink. It is predominately orange. (awa-17-04) $3,750
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GIA Certed Unheated Padparadscha (PAD) Sapphire
1.13ct GIA Certed UNHEATED Padparadscha Sapphire (Orange Pink) Photos cannot capture the real color or beauty of this gemstone. (jwlqdi-17-01b) $5,100
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GIA Certed Unheated Padparadscha (PAD) Sapphire
1.40ct GIA Certed UNHEATED Padparadscha Sapphire (Orange Pink). We did not capture the true color of this gem, and photos on the certs tend not to be very accurate either. Seeing in person is always the way to go....A very nice Pad, with some inclusions which are not visible to the naked eye. The inclusions help to identify it's natural origin as well as the fact that it is Unheated! (jwlqdi-17-01a) $5,640
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GIA Certed Padparadscha (PAD) Sapphire
An incredibly beautiful, large, lively and colorful 1.61ct Oval GIA Certed Padparadscha Sapphire. Color is exactly what one expects for a true Pad, a pinkish orange, with the correct saturation without being too light or dark. A neony bright color that gets your attention immediately. A must for someone who wants an outstanding Genuine Padparadscha, certed by a well-respected Gem Lab; therefore, there is no question as to the identity of this particular gem! Unfortunately, the true beauty and color cannot be captured in a photo, but one has a hint of the sparkle/brilliance. (awa-17-01) $10,700
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GIA Certed color change sapphire
This 2.46ct Color Change Sapphire got our attention. It was glowing a blue with strong ultraviolet hues. Depending on the lights, this does indeed change from a blue to a purple as noted by GIA. (minco-17-02) $6,150
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unique 'blue' colored sapphire
2.34ct UNHEATED Greenish Blue Sapphire, a unique color - we have had only one of this color over the past 36 years. Origin is Ceylon (Sri Lanka) where they call this color 'green'. For those who wish a unique gemstone/color, this seldom seen variation would make a great ring, pendant or as part of a collection of various colored Sapphires. The color is difficult to capture accurately and may also shift depending on wavelengths in the available light, showing off the unique color at different times. (nshgm-16a-01) Priced to move at $6,084.
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fine recut blue spinel
Originally a 5.11ct Sri Lankan Blue Spinel, the pavilion was partially recut, a few facets on the crown were tweaked and re-polishing in general was performed by an a very well-known respected award-winning cutter, yielding a 4.39ct finished gemstone. The cert below is prior to reworking; should a customer wish to resubmit it for certing, the original cert indicating that it is a natural Blue Spinel is guaranteed and accompanies the purchase. Also, we will devulge the cutter to the new owner. The color of this piece shifts under most lights so very difficult to describe the color blue. The photo does seem to show a more saturated blue. The light ring used on the lense of the camera and at a distance away from the gemstone without being overly close, allows full illumination of the gem, showing off the brilliance as well as the fine polish. A fine large Natural Blue Spinel... (nshgm-17a-01) $7,681
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certed cobalt spinel
1.46ct Certed Oval Cobalt Spinel, blue with a hint of violet. (nshgm-17-01) $2,920
Rare to find Cobalt Spinel and even more rare to have a cert. The cert is based on containing the element cobalt in this case, and not soley based on the color. We verified that the lab did an elemental check vs. basing their definition on color. We have seen small under 1/2 carat Cobalt Spinels selling for about $2,500/ct (and not certed) and one ice blue 2+ct at $5,600/ct (with cert) - though this ice blue Spinel contains cobalt, the color is not attractive and we feel the price is unjustified. We believe a cobalt Spinel should contain cobalt, be certed to verify this fact and be a pleasing blue without being overly light or dark. Our 1.46ct Certified Cobalt Spinel falls into our category of a fine example and at an extremely affordable price...
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purplish pink sapphire
3.06ct Cushion Shaped Purplish Pink Oval Sapphire (egaj-11-16) $11,939
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fine large glowing blue sapphire
Glowing Blue 3.18ct Oval Sapphire Approximately 9.51x7.17x5.57mm (egaj-11-53) $14,355
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deep bright pink sapphire
A Large 3.22ct Cushion Deep Bright Pink Sapphire (egaj-11-59) $14,089
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blue sapphire
A very large nice 3.82ct Cushion Shaped Sapphire of a Glowing Blue (egaj-11-39) $18,145
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gia certed large blue sapphire
2.97ct Cushion Sapphire of a nice deep Glowing Blue. Approximately 7.70x6.69x6.24mm (egaj-11-60) $12,110
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3.59ct Round Blue MONTANA Sapphire - U.S. Faceted!
We are EXTREMELY pleased and fortunate to have found this gem - a true gem for a number of reasons. This large well faceted 3.58ct (by a US cutter) has a wonderful fine blue color, is very large and is also a round which is very uncommon. The origin is MONTANA. It is said that Prince Charles sought out a Montana Sapphire originally for Princess Diana, but did not find the size, quality and color. Montana Sapphires hold a special place in United States as well as the world. when it comes to Blue Sapphire, and this is a wonderful example. In all our years in business, we have had only two Montana Sapphires as we desire a fine example in inventory - and this one passes all the criteria - actually exceeds what is fine in Montana, in the size and color! Certed as Montana Sapphire by GIA. In conversations with a well-known/respected individual in the GIA Gem Lab who is known for his knowledge of Montana Sapphires, he stated that color of this gem wasn not too dis-similar from Yogo in color". Approx 8.44x6.31mm (artgem-16-01) SOLD! (Singapore)
Certed as Montana Sapphire by GIA.
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0.81ct Certed Ruby (mcm-96-01) - $2,916
Under high power microscopic examination, the natural inclusions indicate No Heat.
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A really wonderful pure red and what one seeks in a fine Ruby. Photos never do a gemstone justice, as capturing true color with a camera is difficult and colors vary on every device where displayed. Also, a photo does not capture sparkle, brilliance, polish and dispersion if available. This is a smaller Ruby compared to others we have inventory, but it is over 3/4cts and a real beauty - cert/microfilm included. Also note that the cert indicated Red as the color with no other modifiers. Unfortunately, obtaining a good photo of the color and sparkle has not been possible. The top photo show more of the color red whereas the bottom shows more of the sparkle of this gem.
large natural 1.56ct alexandrite with wonderful color change
Large Wonderful 1.65ct Cushion Shaped Natural Alexandrite - Great Color Change from Blue Green to Purple; eye clean, well cut and exceedingly fine in every way compared to most Alexandrites seen on the market. This rare gemstone is not just over the magic carat weight of 1ct, but it is even over 1.5cts! In Tucson 2016, we didn't see anything quite like this, as most Alexs are poorly cut, shallow, weak color change (or one is better than the other), high prices, etc. Price is below wholesale as seen in The Guide, Nov/Dec 2014! (btree-16b-01) $12,375
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Our Alexandrite (like most of our gemstones) are priced incredibly low. Unlike many stores/businesses, we travel to the gem producing areas/cutting facilities of the world to be as close to the source as possible - thereby saving the retail public, retail stores, goldsmiths, wholesalers, etc. a large amount of $$$$ - and we do mean $$$$$$! To see the savings on our GIA Certed Natural Alexandrites, simply click on the link below to view the Wholesale Price of Alexandrite as found in the trade reference - The Guide (2014). Expect a typical markup of two to three times the wholesale price in the general market: Alexandrite Pricing - The Guide(2014)
natural alexandrite cat's eye
Natural Alexandrite Cat's Eye, 1.53ct (egaj-15-21) $2,295
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color change garnet, blue to purple
Color Change Garnet (roval) from Africa, goes from blue to purple (cert say blue green to purple, but under our lights we saw more blue). This material is typically dark and finding anything over 1ct that isn't overly dark is difficult. Out of the hundreds we looked at, we liked this one the most. (egaj-15-57) $783
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burmese pink scapolite - turns pink orange under UV!
One never knows what oddity or rarity one will find when traveling in different parts of the world. This is one case - a 15.68ct Light Pink Scapolite from Burma! Yellow Scapolite is fairly common and the purple is less common - always hard to find good colors in either, but pink we have never seen or heard of. In looking at trade books, it seems that Scapolite can occur in pink. Not only is this a unique color and from BURMA(!), but it fluoresces a bright neony pinkish orange under Ultra-violet (UV) light... In discussions with the previous owner, he had never seen anything like it in the past either, and indicated that the wholesale on the unique gem should be about $400-500/ct; apparently other dealers had been discussing this piece also and the owner based the numbers on those conversations. It took some time to finally negotiate a price and three other gemstones also had to be purchased as part of this deal to obtain this Pink Burmese Scapolite, but we finally purchased this Scapolite and can offer it at a decent price to a collector or someone who would like to make a piece of jewelry. A really interesting gem all around - a super piece for a collector of the unusual in gems, or Burmese gemstones or even those who collect fluorescent minerals/gems!
We recently found the following information pertaining to Burmese Pink Scapolite - "Faceted Burmese scapolites are also rarely found in the marketplace...Pink gems are extremely rare..."
(kjcl-15a-15b) $5,488 ($350/ct)
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unheated 79pt oval ruby - certed 90pt oval ruby - certed
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A - Unheated (Certed) 79pt Oval Red Ruby from Madagascar. (egaj-15-66) $2,370   -   View Cert
B - 90pt Oval Purplish Red Ruby. (egaj-15-48) $2,700   -   View Cert
1.07ct certed unheated ruby certed square cushion ruby
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A - Unheated 1.07pt Oval Red Ruby - Mozambique (kjcl-15a-09) $4,815   -   View Cert
B - 1.41ct Square Cushion Raspberry Red Ruby. (egaj-15-25) $6,345   -   View Cert / GIA Cert
unheated 1.10ct ruby (certed)
Pinkish Red 1.10ct Unheated Ruby (African) (nee-15-02) $4,950   -   View Cert
1.39ct unheated ruby (certed)
Unheated 1.39ct Cushion Shaped Ruby of a Pinkish Red color. (egaj-15-30) $7,645   -   View Cert
GIA Cert
purplish red 1.70ct cushion shaped ruby
An EXCEPTIONAL Glowing Neon Pink Red 1.70ct Cushion Ruby - Unheated! (egaj-15-69) $17,000   -   View Cert
GIA Cert
unheated 2.05ct Ruby with cert
2.05ct Unheated Ruby, Cushion; Red with subtle overtones. Photo doesn't do the gemstone's beauty/color any justice. (egaj-15-03) $20,050   -   View Cert
GIA Cert
5+ct UNHEATED Purplish Red Ruby - GIA certed
An incredible UNHEATED LARGE(!!) RUBY 5.67cts; most Corundum (Sapphire and Ruby and many other gemstones) is routinely heated. Well cut, no blemishes on the surface due to voids, scratches, etc. - also unusual in Ruby/Sapphire. A very fine large Ruby and a very imporant gemstone. (egaj-15-54) Price Upon Request.
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certed 68pt round orange to pink sapphire
Color Shifting 0.68ct Round Sapphire, changing from Dusty Orange to Pinkish under different lighting conditions. This piece was purchased specifically for the unusual color shifting properties. Because this is an unusual color shift, the lab didn't examine this gem under different lighting conditions; if fact, not sure what lights they used as their color discription is different than expected as we really haven't seen the color described under the lights we have used. (jdbkk-15-03) $975
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pinkish orange 91pt gia certed pad sapphire
0.91ct Oval Sapphire - Pink with Orange Highlights - Certed Padparadscha. . (egaj-15-56) $3,878
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unique yellow sapphire
Unusual/Unique Yellow for a Sapphire and that is why it appears in our inventory. This oval weighs 91pts and is unheated. (egaj-15-84) $1,547   -   View Cert
pinkish orange unheated gia certed pad sapphire
1.02ct Unheated Pinkish Orange Oval Sapphire - Pad! (egaj-15-31) $5,758   -   View Cert / GIA Cert
certed blue sapphire - unheated certed salmon pink sapphire
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A - 1.08ct Medium Blue Sapphire, Oval, Unheated. (egaj-15-36) $2,475   -   View Cert
B - Bright Salmon Pink 1.08ct Cushion Sapphire. (egaj-15-72) $2,592   -   View Cert
gia certed pad sapphire deep pink certed sapphire
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A - 1.16ct Pinkish Orange Padparadscha Sapphire (cushion). (kjcl-15a-03) $4,688   -   GIA Cert
B - Deep Pink 1.22ct Sapphire Oval. (egaj-15-44) $2,790   -   View Cert
medium pink 1.28ct sapphire blue and yellow round sapphire
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A - Medium Pink Cushion Shaped Sapphire weighing 1.28cts (egaj-15-27) $2,945   -   View Cert
B - An interesting Fancy Sapphire (1.32ct; Round) with Blue and Yellow mixing at times to a green, utilizing the natural color zoning of the original Sapphire crystal to create a unique/interesting finished gemstone. Photo doesn't capture the interest of this piece that most would find pleasing. (egaj-15-78) $1,980   -   View Cert
pinkish orange gia certed oval pad sapphire unheated gia certed pad sapphire
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A - Certed 1.36ct Oval Padparadscha Sapphire. (egaj-15-83) $6,392   -   View Cert / GIA Cert
B - Unheated Orangy-Pink Pinkish-Purple 1.41ct Oval Sapphire. (egaj-15-76) $5,600   -   View Cert
deep magenta pink oval sapphire deep pink cushion sapphire
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A - Deep Magenta Pink 1.53ct Oval Sapphire. (egaj-15-10) $3,825   -   View Cert
B - 1.55ct Deep Pink Cushion Cut Sapphire. (egaj-15-67) $3,875   -   View Cert
violet pink oval sapphire gia certed pad sapphire
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A - 1.60ct Violet Pink Oval Sapphire. (egaj-15-37) $6,400   -   View Cert
B - 1.60ct Unheated Pinkish-Orange Oval Padparadscha Sapphire. (egaj-15-59) $11,280   -   View Cert / GIA Cert
pink unheated sapphire deep pastel pink 1.77ct sapphire
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A - Unheated 1.63ct Pink Square Cushion Sapphire. (egaj-15-14) $6,194   -   View Cert
B - 1.77ct Deep Pastel Pink Oval Sapphire (egaj-15-33) $5,310   -   View Cert
wonderful orangy pink gia certed pad sapphire
A very beautiful 1.64ct Oval Orangy-Pink Padparadscha Sapphire with lots of brilliance as can be seen in the photo. (kjcl-15a-10) $9,635 - GIA Cert
reddish pink unheated sapphire
Unheated Reddish Pink Sapphire (Oval) weighing 1.51cts. (egaj-15-80) $6,200
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salmon pink sapphire
Salmon Pink Oval Sapphire weighing 1.79cts. Color is vivid and unusual - a wonderful color. (egaj-15-07) $5,700
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unheated pad-like sapphire
Unheated Pink/Orangy Purple Oval Sapphire weighing 1.82cts. (egaj-15-08) $7,280
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1.84ct Medium Pastel Pink Cushion Sapphire. (egaj-15-28) $5,152   -   View Cert
fancy sapphire with yellow body and blue sections purplish pink sapphire
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A - Square Cushion Yellow Sapphire(1.86ct) with various parts of the gemstone being blue - related to elements present during the Sapphire crystal growth. Unique and not too common, especially to see it in a facted gemstone. (egaj-15-43) $3,162   -   View Cert
B - 2.04ct Oval Purplish Pink Sapphire. (egaj-15-55) $5,508   -   View Cert
certed reddish pink 2.13ct oval sapphire certed deep 'glowing' pink sapphire
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A - Reddish Pink Oval Sapphire weighing 2.13ct. (egaj-15-46) $6,359   -   View Cert
B - Square Cushion Deep Glowing Pink 2.14ct Sapphire. (egaj-15-58) $7,490   -   View Cert
unheated glowing blue sapphire unheated oval sapphire from madagascar
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A - Unheated 2.22ct Oval Sapphire - Medium Glowing Blue. (egaj-15-26) $9.990   -   View Cert / GIA Cert
B - Unheated 2.29ct Oval Sapphire, nice Medium Blue - Madagascar. (kjcl-15a-14) $10,305 - GIA Cert
2.60ct oval pink sapphire
Unheated Purplish Pink Sapphire Oval weighing 2.65cts. (egaj-15-74) $9,100 - GIA Cert
deep glowing blue certed sapphire
Deep Glowing Blue Square Cushion Sapphire weighing 1.97cts. (egaj-15-73) $7,289
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unique multi-colored, orange and green sapphire
Another one-of-a-king piece we encountered was this multi-colored fancy Sapphire consisting of orange and green coloration, weighing 2.09cts. Many times these colors can mix and become muddy. Within this particular gem, the colors are remaining separate and not mixing, providing a very pleasing interesting color combination especially when in motion. Perhaps after all these years, the secret is out - that there are some very unique pieces of faceted multi-colored sapphire and some of those are very beautiful to view. It is much harder to obtain fair prices on these pieces, but when we see them, we attempt to negotiate and make the purchase. We were lucky enough to find a total of about three pieces, with the others being displayed above. This particular one is also an interesting unique color combination not seen before by us. (egaj-15-68) $7,315
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deep neon pink sapphire light yellow unheated square radiant sapphire
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A - 2.61ct Deep Neon Pink Oval Sapphire. (egaj-15-09) $9,135   -   View Cert
B - Unheated 3.50ct Square Radiant Yellow Sapphire. (egaj-15-12) $7,350   -   View Cert
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Unheated Blue Sapphire with highlights of Green - 2.77ct Cushion. (egaj-15-62) $13,850
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GIA Cert

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Certified 2
Certified 3

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