Old Virginia Gem Co. supplies exceptionally rare gems, gem rough, estate jewelry, antiquities, and art to museums, jewelers and collectors worldwide. We cut rare gems for our customers and can GIA cert. upon request.

Exceptionally Rare Gems

Rarest Engagement Gems

Padparadscha Sapphire, GIA Certified, Natural GIA Certified Diamonds, 18k Pink Topaz, to be mounted. No treatment, very rare. Most topaz is irradiated to get this color. Ready to mount. Brazil. Teaberry Pink (also known as Imperial Pink) Malaya Garnet. Very Rare, ready to mount. One of the rarest garnets on earth. Hard enough for everyday … Continue reading Rarest Engagement Gems

Contracting Your Own Jewelry Saves $$$$

Choosing and Buying Your Dream Gem  One of the biggest ways jewelry stores make money is buying gems from a wholesale broker and then marking them up double or more.  If the average gem changes hands 9 times before it reaches the, jeweler when is the stone best obtained?  Answer: As close to the mine … Continue reading Contracting Your Own Jewelry Saves $$$$
How I Curated Chateau Peridot

How I Curated Chateau Peridot

My first fascination with rocks cane from my aunt Sharon who was a geologist for the US government. She would take me all around in search of plowed fields and riverbeds looking for arrowheads and quartz. Then I discovered a meteorite and the fascination in my young mind was unleashed.   I have always collected … Continue reading How I Curated Chateau Peridot