Engagement Gems

These are perfect choices to be mounted in gold or platinum for an engagement ring. We can sell you the perfect gem at a reduced price and arrange discount mounting with the finest jewelry makers in the United States and Europe. We can work by appointment here or we can work online and via telephone. Either way expect 5-Star service and pricing/service which can't be beat.

We try to never exceed 5 customers at a time on custom work. We have found we simply can not provide good service and we do not wan't to raise your pricing because we had to hire help or move to an expensive location. Our elegant home is an intimate and comfortable environment that actually saves you money. We would have to double our pricing and charge full price for mounting if we bought a commercial building downtown. Our home has a view of the entire downtown district. Weather permitting weather permitting our customers love to have tea or a glass of wine on the high porch with gorgeous views of downtown through the wisteria that winds around the empire style columns. You'll feel like you are in France.

We will stick to your budget and get you a ring, wedding/engagement sets, bracelets, necklace/enhancers you thought you could not afford. We help you through the entire process and even negotiate pricing for you with the artisan jewelers on mounting. We can use the same mounting houses most high-end jewelers use but we take the discount off of our end. Many give us deeper discounts for supplying them with gems.

Mounting jewelry is almost a loss leader for us. Our passion is rare exotic gems and we charge so little for mounting because we get tremendous discounts by selling exotic gems to the artisan jewelers and mounting houses.

We have rigorous testing processes for our jewelry designers. Diamonds must be checked by GIA graduate gemologists and graded properly, cut must be precision and all metals (gold, platinum, silver, rhodium) must be tested for exact purity. All mounted gems are guaranteed by the established fine mounting houses/artisans that we use. We also guarantee their guarantee!

It is known in the industry that you save a lot of money by purchasing your own main gem and then having it mounted. Of course this fact is rarely publicized. We charge least 40% to 70% less on mountings than the mounting house/artisan jewelers suggested retail pricing.

We are a home based business by appointment only and located in a French Second Empire home in Lynchburg, Virginia in the Federal Hill Historic District. Inventory is vaulted off premises and brought in for appointments. Your security means a lot to us and your entry and exit are accompanied by an armed escort.

Our customers are welcome guests and usually become friends as we navigate the design and customization of their jewelry from selecting the rarest main gem(s) to choosing diamonds (if desired) and the perfect type of gold (polished or matte,) and even the color of gold. Would you like French Antique Green, or other exotic colored gold, no problem! (14k to 24k).

Then we scour our many design books, make drawings and help you choose a mounting house or artisan jeweler from the many we work with. We stay with you even after you move into deeper design with the artisan jewelers. We know they will take care of you and they know we are watching every diamond, metal and the price we negotiate for you which is usually hard for people to do themselves. We know when people are over charging and they know, we know.

84 products
3.94 Imperial Topaz, Cushion Cut by John Dyer, Imperial Pink
3.94 Imperial Topaz, Cushion Cut by John Dyer, Imperial Pink
Regular price $19,700.00
1.065 ct Padparadscha Sapphire and .50 Diamond 18kwg Engagement Ring
Padparadscha Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring Vintage 18k, Size 7, GIA Certified
Sale
Regular price $21,190.00 $11,900.00 Sale
2.30 ct. Imperial Topaz, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Cushion Cut by John Dyer.
2.30 ct. Imperial Topaz, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Cushion Cut by John Dyer
Regular price $11,040.00
5.11 ct, Vivid Ink Blue Spinel Oval VVS Sri Lanka No Treatment
(PULLED FOR GIA) 5.11 Carat Vivid Ink Blue Cobalt Spinel Oval VVS Sri Lanka No Treatment
Sale
Regular price $10,444.49 $7,444.49 Sale
Rare peacock blue spinel Ceylon.
Teal - 5.06 ct. Cobalt Blue, Spinel, Sri Lanka, Cushion Cut
Sale
Regular price $7,525.00 $7,048.00 Sale
7.16 Denim Cobalt Blue Spinel, Peacock Flashes No Treatment Ceylon
SOLD 7.16 Denim Cobalt Blue Spinel, Peacock Flashes No Treatment Ceylon, Cushion Cut
Sale
Regular price $14,812.00 $7,000.00 Sale
3.73 Carat Color Change Spinel Blue to Violet, Burma VVS+
3.73 Carat Color Change Spinel Blue to Violet, Burma VVS+
Regular price $5,595.00
Pigeon blood red rubellite, top quality.
AT GIA, ON HOLD 7.75 Rubellite Tourmaline, Vivid Neon Pink, Cushion Cut
Sale
Regular price $10,750.00 $5,576.00 Sale
4.20 Peacock Blue Spinel VVS Teal Blue, Top Quality Cushion
4.20 Carat Peacock Blue Spinel VVS Teal Blue, Top Quality Cushion
Sale
Regular price $7,600.00 $5,200.00 Sale
3.15 Royal Blue Spinel, Finest Quality, Vivid Ceylon Blue. Top Drawer!
3.15 Carat Vivid, Royal Blue Spinel, RARE Madagascar Origin. Almost round, slightly oval "roval"
Sale
Regular price $7,890.00 $5,200.00 Sale
SOLD True Blue! Ceylon Sapphire Ring, Platinum and Diamond Mounting, Engagement Ring
SOLD True Blue! Ceylon Sapphire Ring, Platinum and Diamond Mounting, Engagement Ring
Sale
Regular price $7,890.50 $4,840.00 Sale
Burmese Peridot 8.88 ct. Vivid Neon Green Flawless
8.88 ct. Vivid Neon Green Peridot, Burmese, Flawless
Sale
Regular price $5,772.00 $4,552.00 Sale
4.14 ct Natural Intense Vivid Blue Spinel, Oval Cut, VVS, Sri Lanka,
4.14 Carat Natural Intense Vivid Blue Spinel, Oval Cut, VVS, Sri Lanka,
Sale
Regular price $6,989.00 $4,140.00 Sale
Beautiful, .50 plus ct. Ruby Ring, with .70+ ct. diamonds in 14kwg
Beautiful, .50 plus ct. Ruby Ring, with .70+ ct. diamonds in 14kwg
Sale
Regular price $5,780.00 $3,900.00 Sale
3.90 Classic Cobalt Blue Spinel, VVS,
3.90 Carat Classic Cobalt Blue Spinel, VVS
Sale
Regular price $4,200.00 $3,900.00 Sale
3.72 Carat Blue Spinel Oval, Sri Lanka Ash Blue
3.72 Carat Blue Spinel Oval, Sri Lanka Ash Blue
Sale
Regular price $4,220.00 $3,720.00 Sale