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  • 2023 Dealer List for Gems By The Sea

    The 2023 Gems By The Sea show will happen in just three more weeks.  We are expecting these two dozen dealers to participate in the show.

    Amber Gifts
    Gem trees, cabs, rocks, jewelry, fossils

    Bruce Autolitano

    Beads Zone
    Semiprecious stone beads and findings

    Elethea & Cliff Brewen
    Jewelry, finished rock, rough rock

    Crystal Monster
    Minerals, fossils, gemstones, beads & jewelry

    Crystal Rapture
    Crystals, quartz, minerals, dream catchers

    Nicolette Deichler

    Diamond Diane Consulting
    Gemstones, some jewelry, appraisals and gem ident servies

    Eloina’s jewelry creations
    Stone jewelry, mineral specimens, UV flashlights

    Rick Hicks
    Specimens, slabs, rough rock, jade, jewelry, supplies

    Jade Coast Jewelry
    Jade jewelry – earrings, pendants, rings — gold & silver

    Joy Discovers
    Tumbled stones, natural crystals, sets of geodes or fossils mostly geared toward children

    Karin Gray
    Jewelry and gem stones

    LaserGlass Art Corporation
    Petrified wood, mineral specimens

    Donnie Moore

    Paradise Jewelry
    Various jewelry, hand made, artifacts

    Mary Rafferty
    Unique faceted gemstones

    Redstone Minerals
    Rocks and fossils

    Rubicon Crystals
    Carvings, towers, rough stone, polished stone, specimens and jewelry

    Rocks & Relic
    Minerals, fossils, meteorites, polished stones, decorator stone items

    Sister Stones
    Gems, minerals, amber, meteorites,fossils,jewelry, beads

    Stone Medicine Design
    Sterling silver & gold jewelry with gemstones

    True West Silver Works
    Cabs, handmade sterling jewelry

    Nancy Valentine
    Jewelry and mineral specimens

  • Classifieds – Faceting Machines For Sale

    Classified – For Sale to support the club, which is a nonprofit focused on earth sciences education.

    Facet Machine – Ultra Tec V2 faceting machine.

    Ultra Tec V2 faceting machine

    Ultra-Tec is still in business in Santa Ana and has a good reputation for customer service. And the Ultra Tec faceting machines are considered to be upper end machines. This machine also has an assortment of accessories, a set of topper cutting laps and a lot of polishing films, plus some other laps (some of which may be suitable only as paper weights). There are a couple of parts which may need to be replaced from the manufacturer unless they turn up in the buckets of rocks we still need to sort before the show. (I found dops and an index wheel mixed in with the rocks. ) Asking $1000 for club members.  [SOLD]

    “Seattle” Fac-Ette GemMaster

    “Seattle” Fac-Ette GemMaster

    This machine has a number of laps, an assortment of index wheels, a tool box with some of the smaller accessories such as dops, allen wrenches, wax and so forth. Unlike the portable table models of that era which have a cone drive mechanism, this type has a belt drive and must be mounted as the motor drops down below the base. It has been used for demonstrations in the past for local club shows. (Photo is from one of those events.) Along with Ultra Tec, the Fac- Ette machines are the high end machines and both have scores of cutters who would not consider switching to a different machine. The manufacturer for the GemMaster retired and closed the business, so these machines now only appear on the second hand market. Asking $1500 for club members.