and Co. was incorporated in Arizona in 1979. This is our 29th
year serving the colored stone market. We
supply gems to the jewelry manufacturing industry, retail jewelers, and
purchase rough gem material from suppliers around the world. All the
preparation for cutting, sorting, sawing, and
pre-forming is all done in-house. Our gem cutting is performed by several
contractors using strict standards we’ve
developed over our 29 years in business. We use “Fair Trade” cutting
houses that treat their employees fairly and pay
the workers an above average wage.
service is all-important to our success in this competitive industry. We
have built our business responding to
our customers needs, this means:
the exactly what the customer is looking for. This means species, hue,
tone, shape, size, clarity
we pride ourselves in offering well-cut gems. We’ve learned that a
finely cut gem sells itself.
Just like diamonds, polish, symmetry, proportions, calibration and
cutting style are all important when
selling gemstones. We
understand OUR success depends on YOUR success. We work hard to make
your job easier and your business more profitable.
Tourmaline is one of the most exciting gems to be
discovered in the last 100 years. The
rich neon blues are due to the presence of copper in the gems
crystal structure. Originally discovered
in Brazil and more recently in Nigeria and Mozambique, it is truly
one of the most beautiful colored
gemstones. We have one of the largest inventories of this fine gem
from calibrated sizes starting at
2mm and single gems up to 70 carats.
is a rare orange garnet found in only a few localities in the world.
Our spessartite comes
from Nigeria and is available in all sizes from small calibrated
stones to large select gems. Colors
range from orangey yellow and dark orange red to pumpkin color.
the purple variety of quartz, is one of the most popular gemstones
due to its wonderful color
and affordability. We stock a wide variety of amethyst in both the
lighter hues and the more saturated
deep purple colors.
Beryl is an affordable gemstone that looks great in jewelry. Our
Golden beryl comes
from Afghanistan and is available in many sizes including gems
up to 50 carats
the birthstone for August, is a lively green to golden green
gemstone. Our Peridot comes from
the San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona or the mountains of
Pakistan. The gems from Pakistan
are available in larger sizes up to 50 carats.
the red variety of Tourmaline, comes in colors ranging from hot
reddish pink to deep ruby red. Considered to be the rarest form of
tourmaline it makes a great ruby substitute at a fraction of the
We have a large selection of Rubellite in a variety of hues from
small, calibrated sizes to large single
Tourmaline is one of the most intensely colored pink
gemstones. Our pink tourmaline comes from
Nigeria and is available in a wide range of hues and tones including
orangey pink to hot pink to the lighter
pastel colors. We have a large inventory of this beautiful gem from
small, calibrated sizes to large singles
and matched pairs.
Tourmaline is another popular gemstone. Our Blue/Green gems are
from Afghanistan and
range from turquoise blue green to darker greenish blues. Most of
these gems are emerald cut to take advantage of the natural crystal
is one of the more popular gems, Aquamarine comes in a wide range of
hues from pastel
blue and blue green to gems that are nearly Sapphire blue.
Aquamarine is found in many locations
throughout the world including the U.S., Brazil, Zambia and
||Apatite, in spite
of it’s odd name, is a beautiful example of nature’s handiwork.
uncovered in Madagascar have produced large gems in electric blues
and greens reminiscent of
Paraiba Tourmaline. We recently cut a large parcel of emerald green
apatite that is much cleaner
than most apatite available on the today. Apatite is a perfect stone
for pendants and earrings.
ALSO STOCK A WIDE SELECTION OF PERFECTLY MATCHED PAIRS!
CALL US FOR ALL OF YOUR GEM NEEDS!
BARKER & COMPANY