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Auctions

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WholesaleGemAuctions.com Our Auction has no fees and specializes in gemstones, jewelry, and jewelry making tools, lapidary rough, specimens, etc. Sellers pay no fees! This site is for newcomers and professionals with the idea of providing materials at wholesale prices. This site is solely owned by Butler Enterprises, a member of IGS!

OpalAuctions & GemRockAuctions
Gemstones and Opals for sale from two specialist auction sites – we have sold over 240,000 items to 62 countries. No Reserve $1 auctions everyday! www.gemrockauctions.com – Over 60,000 listings from gemstone wholesalers.www.opalauctions.com – Over 60,000 listings from opal miners and wholesalers. OpalAuctions and GemRockAuctions are both members of IGS.

Carved/Engraved Gemstones

Monogram Gems
Family crests and monograms engraved in gemstones. Mounted in rings, pendants, or ready to mount stones. IGS members take 10% off. www.monogramgems.com e-mail: info@monogramgems.com

Computer Programs

Gemology Tools
Gemology Tools Pro is a computer program for the gemologist as well as the gemology student/enthusiast. Gemology Tools Pro contains easy to use weight estimators, a gemstone database, diamond graders, a diamond cut analyzer and much, much more. For full details go to www.gemologytools.com

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ATTENTION COLLECTORS AND APPRAISERS Order Your Copy of Gems & Jewelry a Comprehensive Historic Timeline Your Field Guide with Hundreds of Entries to Help You Date Gems & Jewelry $19.00 – Free Shipping To US! PayPal Accepted To Order Send Your Request to snnellis@ptd.net

Gem5.com
Gem5.com is Mineral & Gemstone Database with over 130 detailed entries. They also offer data on birthstones, as well as interesting articles and reviews. The site is built responsive so it looks great on mobile and non-mobile devices alike. Great for students and teachers to share. See more at http://gem5.com

Gemological Instruments

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PrettyRock.com
PrettyRock.com brings you select gemological instruments, facet rough, lapidary supplies, and mineral specimens. We are located in Charlotte, NC so you can enjoy fast service, low cost shipping and our 10 day money back guarantee. IGS Member # in order comment field receives 10% discount.

Gemological Laboratories

Los Angeles International Gemological Laboratory
Los Angeles International Gemological Laboratory located in Jewelry District Downtown Los Angeles is an independent gem laboratory that identifies, appraises and evaluates diamonds, colored gemstones, jewelry and watches for both the trade and private individuals. TURN AROUND TIME OF TWO BUSINESS DAYS, EVEN IN SEASON! IGS Members receive a 10% discount Contact information: Los Angeles International Gemological Laboratory 550 S. Hill Street #1542 Los Angeles, CA 90013 tel: 213-244-9904 e-mail: customerservice@gemlabreport.com www.gemlabreport.com

Gemstones

Artistic Colored Stones
Recommended SuppliersSpecializing in rare gems and jewelry stones, cut by top artists.10% discount to all IGS Members. For a free price list call: 928-342-2278, or write: ACS, 11242 South Foothills Blvd., Ste. 14, Yuma, AZ 85367.

The Star Ruby Shop
Recommended Suppliers The Finest Online Collection of loose rubies, emeralds, sapphires, star rubies, star sapphires and much more. All Natural & Untreated. Easy Checkout Options.IGS members receive a 7% discount! Click here to see all we have to offer.

ARTISTICUT GEMSTONES
We’re Producing Artisticut Tanzanite Blue Topaz, Sapphire Blue Topaz, Tangerin Orange Topaz, Tsvorite Green Topaz, Ruby Red Topaz, Padparadscha Topaz & more Other Colors. This is a NEW TREATMENT CALLED “CENTER-FUSED TOPAZ” AND WE ALSO SELL Ceylon Blue DIFFUSION STAR SAPPHIRE. To learn more about our product, treatment & the price please visit: www.supergreentopaz.slt.lk or write: sithygems@sltnet.lk (Sri Lanka)

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We specialize in fine Faceted gems and Rough gemstones imported directly from our site holders and collectors in Africa and other world-wide locations. We are pleased to offer IGS members a 10% Discount on our fine faceted gems and select top-quality gemstone rough (Tsavorite, Spessartite, Sapphire, Ruby, Sunstone, Color Change gemstones, Kyanite, Zircon and much more!) Please visit us at: http://www.egem.com Email: egem@egem.com or egem@wans.net. E*Gem 6850 N. Shiloh Road Suite K-199, Garland, TX 75044

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Loose diamonds and colored gemstones. We specialize in INFINITY brand diamonds meeting the new AGS Ideal grading requirements (AGS0) for both Round Brilliants and Princess cuts crafted in Antwerp from Canadian rough.IGS members please inquire about discounts on colored gemstones (excludes ALL diamonds). PayPal and all major credit cards accepted. See our goods at www.diamondexpert.com. Contact us toll free (1-877-358-7688) or via email at gary@diamondexpert.com.

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Aegean Gems, Inc.
We have many new faceted gemstones with a full guarantee. 10% discount for all IGS members. Visit our website www.aegeangems.com and email to aegeangems@bellsouth.net for any inquiries. We have wonderful rubies, amethysts, rhodolites, tanzanites, tourmalines and many more!

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Experience the majesty and mystery of Alexandrite and other color-change gems at Khazargems.com. Browse our large selection of loose Alexandrite gemstones and custom made jewelry. Once you see our quality and selection, you will never shop anywhere else. IGS members receive a special 10% discount with this coupon code: IGS08262004. Order must include IGS Member # to be honored

FASSOCAGEMS.COM
We specialize in fanciful natural facet grade roughs and cut gemstones(Sapphires, Aquamarine, Tourmalines,and Spessartite Garnets). We source our gems from various mines all over Nigeria and the gems are perfectly cut in our Lapidary by top custom cut artists.IGS members get 10% discount. Visit; www.fassocagems.com E-mail: buy@fassocagems.com or call ‘NIYI ABE on 234(0)8033341088.

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The Gem Trader specializes in high quality and unusual colored gemstones. Browse our online gallery, visit the reference center or ask us a question. A new selection of gems is added each month. Visit the The Gem Trader now. IGS members receive free shipping and insurance on all purchases.

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Palm Beach Gems
We sell a wide variety of faceted and cabochon cut gemstones as well as gemstone beads and jewelry. All at discount prices! Additional 10% discount to IGS members! 7 day return privilege. Paypal accepted. Visit our website www.palmbeachgems.com or contact me at brett@palmbeachgems.com

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AGAPE TILE
Selected Lapidary Rough for Cabbing – Lapis Lazuli X-AA-A, Malachite Select, Gold Tiger Eye Select, Amethyst, Fluorite, Quartz, Carnelian, Jaspers, Aventurines, Agates, Aquamarine, Jades, Rhodonite, Onyx, Sodalite, Zoisite, Green Vesonite. JPG sent of available rough. 20% discount for IGS members. 20% discount for IGS members. Please visit us at: www.agapetile.com Email: agapetile@earthlink.net 384 West Buell Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33905. Phone: 888-680-8453.

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Jasper, Agates and Unusual Gem Material
I specialize in fine agate jasper and other designer stones. Retail and wholesale pricing available. Go to TheBeautyInRocks.com to see some of natures most beautiful gems! You can also write us at mauropg@yahoo.it. All IGS Members receive: 15% off! Special IGS dealer discount: 50 euro to 200, 20% 201 euro to 300, 30% 301 euro to 400, 40% 500 euro up, 50% On dendrites, 25%. Just mention your IGS Membership.

AAA Global Gems
AAA Global Gems Great prices on the finest high quality Natural Gemstones. IGS members receive a 10% discount on everything. Just use “IGS” as coupon during any purchase. Visit http://aaaglobalgems.com

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Tanzanite Gemstones
We specialize in high quality Tanzanite, Aquamarine and Tsavorite gemstones, and offer a wide range of precious and semi-precious gemstones.

AZ Emerald
AZ Emerald specializes in high quality AGL certified Colombian emeralds from the Muzo, Chivor, and Coscuez mines. Learn how emeralds are graded, priced, and treated. All orders are shipped registered, insured, and free of charge with a 15-day return policy. IGS members receive a 10% discount on all emeralds. Visit AZ Emerald today!

Willowbrook Gems and Gifts
Willowbrook Gems and Gifts Willowbrook Gems and Gifts is a supplier of Facet, Cab and Carving grade rough from our sources around the world. We also sell world class gemstone and carvings. Also available are jewelry and gift items and jewelry repairs. We share a retail location with Master Jeweler Gary Blando in Brookfield Illinois.IGS members receive a 10% Discount on their purchases. Just email us for your personal discount code. Email: willowbrookgems@aol.com visit www.willowbrookgemsandgifts.com

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Rough2RefinedGemstones.com
We offer a large variety of select, natural facet and cabbing rough, as well as beautiful, custom-cut gemstones. IGS members receive a 10% discount on cut gemstones and a 5% discount on gem rough. Photos of all items—come have a look! Visit us at www.Rough2RefinedGemstones.com

www.carat-online.at
Europes leading gemstones online-store offers a wide range of high-quality colored stones from worldwide sources. Our stones are precisely hand-faceted and polished by professional gem-cutters and tested by gemologists. We offer premium sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanites, mandarin-garnets and tourmalines as well as all common gemstones.IGS members receive free shipping and insurance (worldwide). See our gemstones at: www.carat-online.at

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Gemstoneuniverse.com
The Gold Standard in Planetary Gemology. Unheated, Untreated Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds and earth mined treasures from Mother Nature. IGS members get a 5% discount. Come and explore your Gemstoneuniverse here.

BERACAH MINES NIG LTD
We sale top quality Sliced and Rough white topaz, Amethyst Garnet, quartz, Tourmalines and other gemstones from Africa. Our experience on Gemstones gives us an edge. Contact us and you will be glad you did.IGS members Get 10% discount on all our products.berachahmines@yahoo.com

Gem Cutting Services

GEM CUTTING SERVICE
AMERICAN HIGH-QUALITY STANDARD GEM CUTTING SERVICE from worlds Top Gemcutters at competitive cutting rates. We do contract Gem Cutting for Quality, beauty (Artisticuts) with proper color orientation and for higher Yield recovery. We don’t cut, chop & waste your valuable rough gemstones just like other far-east Commercial Gemcutters. We stand for Quality of Workmanship. Please visit; www.gemcuttingservice.com or write: Artisticutgems@yahoo.com ( Sri Lanka )

Gem Treating Services

HEAT TREATING SERVICES
We are contract heat treaters of sapphires from Sri Lanka. Under 250 Carats = $3.50 per Carat Under 500 Carats = $2.50 per Carat Under 1000 Carats = $2.00 per Carat Under 2500 Carats = $1.50 per Carat Under 5000 Carats = $1.00 per Carat GEMSOURCE LAPIDARY SRI LANKA Gemsce@sltnet.lk

GEM TREATMENT SERVICE
We presently Offering Diffusion Topaz & Diffusion Sapphire Treatment service, we do volume orders at $0.35/ct. well as small order at $1.00/ct. We could change your white topaz or sapphire into Blue or Green. We could also do Color Coating in any colors on Cabochon in any type of stones. To learn more about our Color Enhancement Services please visit: www.supergreentopaz.slt.lk or write: sithygems@sltnet.lk (Sri Lanka)

Jewelry

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Experience the majesty and mystery of Alexandrite and other color-change gems at Khazargems.com. Browse our large selection of loose Alexandrite gemstones and custom made jewelry. Once you see our quality and selection, you will never shop anywhere else. IGS members receive a special 10% discount with this coupon code: IGS08262004. Order must include IGS Member # to be honored


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Jewelry and Home Accents by CnC are custom made unique creations, customer requests and reconstituted Estate Jewelry items. If someone sees a piece they like, but would prefer it in a different color or gemstone, will try to accommodate. Visit the Jewelry by CnC Web-site at www.jewelrybycnc.com or call at 1-800-915-5480.

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Sterling Silver Jewelry, Handcrafted Jewelry A Place where Quality Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry, Gemstone Jewelry and happy customers meet! A great selection of jewelry pieces for men and women. A 10% discount is available for all IGS members. Simply enter the following code “IGS10987″ into the “discount code text box” during the checkout procedure. Check out JDesigns Jewelry Store now.

J-and-S-Gems
We carry a big line of handmade rings and other jewelry all hand made by me. I do all my own gem faceting, wax carving, casting, making molds, soldering, sizing, setting and wire wrapping. In my face book page I will do my best to keep you coming back showing you all my latest products and showing you how things are made by taking you through the whole process of making rings, also showing you the work I do for others.http://www.facebook.com/#!/JandSGemshttp://stores.ebay.com/J-and-S-Gemshttp://www.etsy.com/shop/JandSGemshttp://www.bonanza.com/booths/JandSGemshttp://www.jandsgems.com/

Lapidary Equipment

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PrettyRock.com PrettyRock.com brings you select facet rough, lapidary supplies, and mineral specimens. We are located in Charlotte, NC so you can enjoy fast service, low cost shipping and our 10 day money back guarantee. Mention your IGS Membership in order comment field to receive a 10% discount.

Mineral Specimens

NATURAL CEYLON SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS (COLLECTORS SPECIMENS)
Ceylon Natural Sky Blue Sapphire Crystals & mixed colors. Translucent – opaque, natural crystal formation. These crystals are grown in hexagonal (six sided) structure, with additional faces sloping towards a point at one end. I have these crystal in sizes of 25 carats – 100 carats, We are selling CHEAP @ $0.50/Ct. 15% discount for IGS members! GEMSOURCE LAPIDARY, Tel 94-74-474816 EMail: gemsce@sltnet.lk

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PrettyRock.com
PrettyRock.com brings you select facet rough, lapidary supplies, and mineral specimens. We are located in Charlotte, NC so you can enjoy fast service, low cost shipping and our 10 day money back guarantee. IGS Member # in order comment field receives 10% discount.

Opals

Australian Opal at Genuine Discount Prices
The owners of The Opalstop have been mining opal in the Lightning ridge area of New South Wales for over 40 years. In our website you can view and purchase loose opal and opal rough from our mines, and we also manufacturer quality opal jewelry from our own source of opal which is available in both Gold and Silver. We are genuine miners and manufacturers so you can be assured of excellent value throughout our range.IGS Members receive a 10% Discount! Contact us for your discount code.THE OPAL STOP – Email: info@opalstop.com – Phone / Fax: + 61 (0) 7 38911133 Opal Search Australia, PO Box 8061, Woolloongabba, 4102, Brisbane QLD, Australia.

Fresh Start Opals and Gemstones
My name is Randall Strong, I am the owner of; Fresh Start Opals and Gemstones. As a token of my appreciation to the; International Gem Society (IGS) all members of the Society will receive a 10% discount on all purchases. If you click the link I have provided you shall be taken to the: Fresh Start Opals and Gemstones web page. Not only will you find some gorgeous gemstones at very reasonable prices, but you are going to be taken on a truly magikal and fascinating tour of the mineral kingdom. Thank you.

Rough Gems

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PrettyRock.com
PrettyRock.com brings you select facet rough, lapidary supplies, and mineral specimens. We are located in Charlotte, NC so you can enjoy fast service, low cost shipping and our 10 day money back guarantee. IGS Member # in order comment field receives 10% discount.

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We specialize in fine Faceted gems and Rough gemstones imported directly from our site holders and collectors in Africa and other world-wide locations. We are pleased to offer IGS members a 10% Discount on our fine faceted gems and select top-quality gemstone rough (Tsavorite, Spessartite, Sapphire, Ruby, Sunstone, Color Change gemstones, Kyanite, Zircon and much more!) Please visit us at: http://www.egem.com Email: egem@egem.com or egem@wans.net. E*Gem 6850 N. Shiloh Road Suite K-199, Garland, TX 75044

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#1 FACET ROUGH/GEMSTONE SUPPLIERS
We can supply quality FACET-ROUGH to any part of the world for the collectors and wholesalers. Our stock include tourmalines, zircons (red/honey), amethyst, topaz, emerald, malaya garnets, sapphires, spessartities. We supply any required quantity @ very affordable prices. We offer 10% discount to IGS members only. Just send an Email to Mr. Colins: facetrough@msn.com, or Fax: 153-0869-7531

Quality Rough Gemstones
We deal exclusively with rough gems such as: Emerald, Sapphire, (light and deep blue sapphire,) Spassartite, Malaya granet, Rhodolite, Aquamarine, Beryl, Fluorite, Amethyst quartz, Iolite, Tourmaline, (bi-colored, green, blue, and pink tourmaline,) Topaz, Zircon, (red, honey and white Zircon.)IGS members get 15% discount. Contact us at, ricmayo2000@yahoo.com Mobile phone: 2348034536085

Akamu Gems
www.akamugems.com has custom faceted gemstones, designer cabochons and a selection of facet and cabbing/tumble rough at reasonable prices. 10% discount for IGS members. Email akamugems@yahoo.com

FASSOCAGEMS.COM
We specialize in fanciful natural facet grade roughs and cut gemstones(Sapphires, Aquamarine, Tourmalines,and Spessartite Garnets). We source our gems from various mines all over Nigeria and the gems are perfectly cut in our Lapidary by top custom cut artists.IGS members get 10% discount. Visit; www.fassocagems.com E-mail: buy@fassocagems.com or call ‘NIYI ABE on 234(0)8033341088.

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AGAPE TILE
Selected Lapidary Rough for Cabbing – Lapis Lazuli X-AA-A, Malachite Select, Gold Tiger Eye Select, Amethyst, Fluorite, Quartz, Carnelian, Jaspers, Aventurines, Agates, Aquamarine, Jades, Rhodonite, Onyx, Sodalite, Zoisite, Green Vesonite. JPG sent of available rough. 20% discount for IGS members. Please visit us at: www.agapetile.com, Email: agapetile@earthlink.net or agapetile@mail2web.com 531 East Main Street, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001. Phone: 888-680-8453.

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African Gems and Minerals
Assorted Rough and Faceted Gem Stones at the most ATTRACTIVE Prices. Order online today! We offer you the easiest way to make payments via checks, Western Union and PayPal. Discount prices. Website: www.agnisama.com E-mail: sales@agnisama.com

Algemco Gems
Algemco Gems Algemco Gems is a world-wide supplier of high quality gem rough at reasonable prices. In addition to our own rough, our site offers a marketplace for individual miners to sell directly to you. We offer a 10-day evaluation period with a full money back guarantee. Check our site often to view new items, and take advantage of our monthly specials! If there’s something you don’t see, send us an email and we’ll try and get it for you. email: doug@algemco.com or algemco@yahoo.com website: http://www.algemco.com

Willowbrook Gems and Gifts
Willowbrook Gems and Gifts Willowbrook Gems and Gifts is a supplier of Facet, Cab and Carving grade rough from our sources around the world. We also sell world class gemstone and carvings. Also available are jewelry and gift items and jewelry repairs. We share a retail location with Master Jeweler Gary Blando in Brookfield Illinois.IGS members receive a 10% Discount on their purchases. Just email us for your personal discount code. Email: willowbrookgems@aol.com visit www.willowbrookgemsandgifts.com

Middle Earth Lapidary
Middle Earth Lapidary Middle Earth Lapidary is a full service source for faceting rough, colored gemstones, Ultra Tec Faceting equipment, faceting/lapidary supplies, and much more! IGS members receive a 20% discount on all gem rough, crystals and colored gemstones. Memo services available to qualified clients. Begining faceting instruction available in our shop. Check out our website today. Allen C. Petersen, GG (GIA) A. Christian Petersen 186 Hartford Ave East Granby, CT 06026 (860) 653-0664Middle Earth Lapidaryallen@middleearthlapidary.com

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Rough2RefinedGemstones.com
We offer a large variety of select, natural facet and cabbing rough, as well as beautiful, custom-cut gemstones. IGS members receive a 10% discount on cut gemstones and a 5% discount on gem rough. Photos of all items—come have a look! Visit us at www.Rough2RefinedGemstones.com

Schools

Howard Academy for the Metal Arts
The Howard Academy of Wisconsin offers career training for jewelers and metalsmiths with a curriculum that focuses on proficiency and craftsmanship using a low tech and low cost approach. We want our graduates to keep quality and profits up by keeping time, labor and material costs down. We are approved by the State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, SEVIS for international students, the VA, DVR and Workforce Development. Visit our site now to see all that we have to offer.

Special Services

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CustomMade is the world’s largest online marketplace that connects jewelers with customers seeking custom and unique rings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. IGS members are invited to join our community of over 15,000 custom artisans at a special introductory rate. Visit CustomMade.com to sign up!

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