Author Archives: Chromis Designs

A few nice Nigerian Pink Tourmalines

Some examples of the pink tourmaline rough I had cut:

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Working on my photo setup

I still wasn’t satisfied with the images I was getting out of my gem photo setup, so I rearranged the lighting some. Here is one from the latest test series, same stone as I posted before. This one is much … Continue reading

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Things are getting going again!

I know I told you the site would be live after the holdiays…well, Christmas comes in July, doesn’t it??? I’ve been traveling and dealing with a bunch of family issues, but we’re back and ready to start posting gems for … Continue reading

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No SPAM posts, please!

Please don’t waste your time trying to spam this blog. We won’t approve your posts, they just go right to the trash. Sorry about that…!

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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: http://www.agta.org/gemstones/index.html

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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: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=251373&id=143810251704&ref=mf

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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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