First Rough Buying

I’m sourcing rough for the first time outside of class and I’m overwhelmed by how many sources there are and I was wondering if anyone would have recommendations for websites. I had the following stones in mind as possibilities: aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet, sunstone, spinel, or topaz

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Good day , Candice here from Bijoux De Valour, we do trade in rough gems please email me a list of the gems and quantities and sizes of individual stones you need , our email is

Thank you

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Hi BluS53738 and welcome to the forums.

The US Faceting Guild has a list of rough suppliers in its newsletter “Facet Talk”. It is relatively cheap to join and will give you extensive information on gemstone cutting as well.

Facet Rough
Creative Gems – Warren Harris:
Intimate Gems: Intimate Gems
Joe Henley Rough:
John Garsow:
Lab-created and Synthetic Stones from RusGems:
Milstead Gemstones:
Mine Direct:
New Era Gems:
Storied Gemstones:
Tom Schneider:
Unlimited Gems:

Another source is where there are some rough dealers. I have dealt with Vietcrystals (Aquamarine & spinel) and Quality Rough and have received good material.

I hope that Candice can help you out as well.

Definitely try They have every kind of gem rough you could imagine.

Thank yall so much !! (but I am biased lol )