Monday, June 10, 2013

The year 2013 so far.

2013 started well for American gem cutters with better sales and a bit more consumer confidence than last year unfortunately the same can't be said for rough gem supply with many of the mines not putting out much if any production and prices of rough material reaching record prices due to short supply.The quality of the material which is coming from the mines has also dropped in general making it more difficult to procure top quality stones
Another reason for the shortage and high prices is that Chinese buyers are still buying everything in sight and paying more than asking price to make sure they get their supply.In spite of this we have tried to keep our prices close to where they were in 2011 and 2012 so that gem lovers and collectors in the USA feel they can still afford our product.

Here are some of the more notable stones I have cut in the past few months,some have been sold and some are still available either on Clear Cut Gems website or if recently cut then on our Facebook page.Please check in and support the art of gem cutting here in the USA instead of buying gems from overseas or poor quality commercial goods locally.


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