Monthly Archives: December 2010

Drusy Gemstones

Natural drusy cabs Drusy gems (also called “druzy” or “druze”) are cabochons with a natural micro-crystalline surface deposited on a mineral matrix. The matrix may be the same mineral as the crystalline surface, or an entirely different mineral. Many types … Continue reading

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Info about Colored Stones from the AGTA

You can find basic information about colored gems on the AGTA site at this link:

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AGTA “Spectrum” gem cutting award winners for 2011

Check out the latest AGTA cutting award winners from this year’s competition:

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Beautiful custom-cut teal blue prasiolite quartz

Photo credit:  Wayne Emery

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Gem blue chalcedony pair

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Hello world!

Watch this site — coming soon, a new place to buy fine designer gemstones online! Hi — I am Bob Edwards, owner and operator of Chromis Designs, a gemstone supplier located in San Francisco, California.  Over the next month or … Continue reading

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