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»Exciting rough crystals, classical shapes or a brandnew concave mirror-cut. That’s the range this new company from Idar-Oberstein is offering.
Extraordinary in cut, gemstone or both of it the pieces catch the eye.
Also possible is cutting for your own creative ideas. We also do recutting and doubling.
With our own cuts and by working together with a few excellent cutters we realize what ever is possible an deliver it to goldsmiths, silversmiths, yewellery-designers and all other people doing a professional work with gemstones.«

This was the first statement i gave to the GZ magazine after founding my firm. Of course a lot of things happened meanwhile and by change of structure we are now able to offer a better service without loss in innovation.
I had been able to hold on my conception and so finally the first idea became our thesis.
    Exciting gemstones, high quality, mid range prices.

Large engagement, intense teamwork with our partners and constantly improved knowledge are a solid foundation for further success, especially because there is a growing number of improved, processed, treated and mostly: "for shure only heated my best friend" offers on the market.

We also use synthetics, but only for experiments and development. If we have stones in stock which are color or clarity improved we declare this like any other treatments based on the international CIBJO-rules.
In case of doubt we let the pieces be checked at the international appreciated German Gemmological Institute.

International teamwork is personal interest of mine because thatīs the best way to make shure to get first informations about stones .

The same interest is on working together with our partners because I belive that constant success is only possible that way. Therefore I need a little help from your because sometimes things go wrong.
If you are wondering about something in business with us, please call or give us an e-mail.
Itīs not possible to avoid every mistake but mostly itīs possible to recorrect if one knows right in time.

But now back to the nice things, the stones.

A thousand words canīt tell
a picture not as well
no poem has ever shown
the magic of a stone

Thatīs why we will be glad if you give us a call or e-mail for an appointment to show the whole selection "live" when we are in your area next time.

With best wishes and kind regards,

                Our work
starts with the choice of roughstones which has to be first quality. Strong colorzoning or awkward inclusions we do not accept.
For our special cuts we have to select real carefully. Common facetted stones wonīt be a problem but from a mid range rough piece itīs not possible to get a good 3/6T3.

                3/6T3 & Co.
A main feature of our special cuts is that they have to be made perfect, if they are not they do not work at all.
In the common brillant-cut e.g. its especially for a layman not that obvious if there are inclusions, proportions are a bit inexact or polish is not perfect somewhere. The "specials" are different: wrong proportions make no or weird geometrical pictures, inclusions and non symetrics are mutiplied.
On these cuts real proficiency is shown.
The Harvest of this is "pictures of light" in an amazing kind.

                Natures Design
are stones with natural surfaces. Only a cutter with many experience in that way is able to show this fascinating insights. One single wrong cut in the beginning brings even an only good result out of reach.
In a piece of that quality a few well positioned facets and a perfect polish shows the untamed beauty of natural structures.

                All our stones
have not been cut to hold weight. The proportions are always arranged in a way that interesting reflections appear and that there are no "Windows" to look through like you see in traditional cuts of colored gemstones.
Now here a small example for what we can do if someone gives us a lump of aquamarine to make something nice out of it (aquamarine cs.ce.).

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Volker Schwarz
Gemmologe & Edelsteindesigner (FH)
Vollmersbachstrasse 42
D-55743 Idar-Oberstein
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