Welcome to johnjbradshaw.com specializing in exceptional custom cutting since 1979. Additionally, we import fine gemstones from our worldwide sources that are hand selected to meet the same exacting standards as our custom cutting.
We hope you enjoy browsing our pages and look forward to working with you for all your gemstone needs.
As an AGTA "firm" member, we offer wholesale privileges to retailers, goldsmiths, and designers that are active in the gem trade.
September 1, 2017
Here and Now: Labor Day is over. The temperatures here in the Northeast took a turn last week and the colors are beginning to appear in the trees. School has started up again, the shift will begin from baseball to football and hockey. My Summer cutting is now complete and I am ready for the Fall selling season. I hope to see you somewhere in the next two months to ensure that you have the right inventory for a successful holiday season. I know your time is valuable so if you would like to see me and your schedule is tight, let me know and I will do what I can to accommodate.
Sapphire, the birthstone for the month of September, has been and continues to be a popular choice among consumers. New sapphire finds in Ethiopia are still being studied. As of today, very little material has hit the commercial market. New sapphire finds in Madagascar can be read about in this GIA article.
I am well stocked in blues from one to five carats as well as diamond cut melee and matched pairs. Other colors, including pinks, purples, oranges, yellows and padparadscha are well represented too. Tourmalines, garnets, aquamarines and zircons are also predicted to be strong sellers this year.
Trade Shows and Conferences: September promises to be a busy month. The Hong Kong Gem and Jewelry show is just around the corner. This has been a wonderful venue to source stones or rough to fill any holes in my inventory for the Fall selling season. It is always good to see old friends and make a few new ones as well.
Gemworld International is also holding their conference later in September in Chicago. They do a great job of putting together an affordable, fun and educational schedule. I am happy to say that John J. Bradshaw is one of their sponsors this year. I hope to see you there!
Roundtables: Thank you to all who have reserved their times for the Fall roundtables. I look forward to helping you make these events fun and profitable.
Thank you for stopping by the website and thank all of you for making it a success. As material is continually being cut or purchased, please contact me by phone or email if you don't see what you need. Feel free to contact me regarding how I can help in training staff, organizing a gemstone roundtable or to sourcing your gemstone needs.
If you haven't already done so, please register by clicking on the "Register" link at the Login page. You may then login with your info and browse to reserve any stones that you wish to see. Orders are sent out for a 10 day approval period. If you have any questions, help is an email or a phone call away.
Left : Citrine from Brazil weighing 19.88 ct., custom cut square brilliant.
Center: AGTA GemFair Las Vegas 2014, Booth #740
Right: Amethyst from Uruguay weighing 12.95 ct, custom cut brilliant hexagon.