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.
July 4, 2021
Now that the United States and much of Europe has had the vaccines rolled out, business continues to be on an upward trend. The retail sector has done well through the pandemic but it is good to see restaurants, bars, shows, and sporting events open again. Here in the U.S., travel was at pre-pandemic levels for the holiday weekend, both by air or auto. International travel is still a little shaky but hope over the next few months to a year that other countries will catch up to vaccinating their populations. Although business has been strong in the U.S., re-supplying from producing countries has had a few hiccups. With demand remaining high for colored stones and supply down, I suspect that prices may rise until the supply chain can be put back together.
I sincerely appreciate your business, both past and present and look forward to working with you going forward for your colored gemstone needs. In addition, I would be happy to work with your store and your staff for colored stone education and training to help improve your bottom line.
I would like to remind everybody that I am available by Virtual Zoom meetings should you need to see an expensive item up close before commiting to having it sent to your store. I hope that our "Virtual" contact does not go away completely but it will never replace our person to person meetings. It has become a viable way to conduct business and actually see a stone "live" instead of relying on a description, photo or video. Do you have a customer that isn't sure what types of stones, color, size, and/or shape they might want? What better way to save shipping charges and time then to jump on a three way Zoom to show your clients some potential choices to narrow their selection before sending to your store to see them in person.
The website is a good place to start to see if a particular stone may be in stock. Not quite everything is listed and new stones are added weekly. If you don’t see it on the website, please give me a call or email.
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 : Peridot from Burma weighing 16.92 ct., custom cut rectangular brilliant.
Center: AGTA GemFair Las Vegas 2019, Booth #1411
Right: Blue Sapphire (unheated) from Sri Lanka weighing 7.17 ct, mixed cut cushion.