ABC Gems stands for African, Brazilian, & Colombian gemstones. These are the three main gemstone producing regions of the world. We carry calibrated sizes in Emerald along with singles and matched pairs. We have a very fine collection of certified Colombian Emeralds as well. We are also one of the largest distributers of Natural Brazilian Alexandrite in North America.
Alexandrite dates back to Russian Tsar, Alexander II in the
The most popular of the colored gemstones, Emerald has been a favorite of royalty for centuries, dating as far back as Cleopatra in Egypt. Known for
Emerald is hundreds of times
Sapphire is most popular for his beautiful blue hue. Made famous by Princess Diana’s engagement ring, Sapphire has quickly become a popular color gemstone. It is the 2nd hardest gemstone, behind Diamond, which gives it plenty of uses outside the jewelry industry. Majority of Sapphire are heat treated to bring out the blue color, but when an unheated Sapphire is acquired it demands large sums of money because of how rare it is. While our collection of Sapphire is small compared to our Alexandrite and Emerald, they are one of our favorites and we carefully pick beautiful Sapphire to carry in our inventory, both heated and non-heated.