I thank Aparna (Melisma Wirework), who is a wire work artisan I featured before, for this tip on Colorado based Ray Gabriel's gemstone store on Etsy. I can see why she is a fan because there is a wide range of lovely
gemstone cabochons available at affordable (wholesale) prices.
So it's no surprise when I found out that Ray's gemstone importing business is precisely aimed at jewelry artisans and students, instructors and art departments and has done so for over 35 years. The business is now operated entirely from the Etsy store.
|Spessartine Garnet, Trillion cut, South Africa|
Shown here are some lovely specimens from his store. One could learn more about gemstones just by wandering through!
|Tourmalinated Quartz Cabochons|
|Cat's Eye Scapolite Cabochon|
|Canadian Ammolite Fossil Shell Cabochon (doublet)|
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