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.
Tucson Report: The annual pilgrimage of people from every corner of the globe to the desert of Tucson was as exciting this year (my 40th Tucson) as it was in 1980 when I first attended. The number of shows has certainly grown over the years, I believe it was close to 60 venues this year.
Overall business was brisk, most dealers very happy with business and sales during the shows. Blue sapphire, aquamarine, and tourmaline are yearly favorites. U.S. sourced sapphires from Montana were desirable as well. This year, garnets and spinels of all colors had a significant uptick in interest. Tsavorite, mint green grossular, rhodolite and peachy tones of malaya garnets were very popular. In spinels, the steely grays, purple-grays and blue-grays were a huge hit. These make fantastic combinations with other colored stones either as earrings or pendants. The rare and unusual stones also fared well at our booth. Benitoite, rhodochrosite, jeremejevite, and daylight fluorescent opal are perennial favorites along with sunstone, andalusite, sphene and chrysoberyl to name but a few.
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 2014, Booth #740
Right: Blue Sapphire (unheated) from Sri Lanka weighing 7.17 ct, mixed cut cushion.