Ross C Altman
Phone: 212 354 4217        Fax: 212 354 4217
SeaGem74@aol.com
Unusually Fine Gemstones And Pearls For The Discriminating Designer Of Fine Jewelry

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This is ME - Ross Altman -- for more than 28 years I have sought out the finest gems and pearls and still hand pick only the gems that "speak to me".

THE FINEST SELECTION OF GEMSTONES AND PEARLS FOR THE CREATIVE JEWELER

For almost 3 decades I have been supplying jewelry designers, manufacturers, retailers,craftspeople, gem dealers, and collectors with the finest gemstones and pearls available anywhere. I search the world over for the choicest gems that always have the extra pizazz that the most creative and artistic jewelers demand.

My education was in the natural sciences [chemistry, biology, psychology and a bit of geology] and I wound up teaching science for a while in the NYC school system. One day, quite by accident I stumbled into a world that I did not know of before -- the world of Gems and Minerals and Jewelry.It was love at first glance - here was a fantastic world that brought together my love of science and nature and an almost equal love of the arts. In a very short time span I realized that I could gather up some of natures most wonderous creations and bring them to to the most creative jewelers all across the country.

I personally hand pick every single gemstone and pearl in my extensive inventory which runs the gamut from amber to zircon. Though I stock lots of regular sizes and shapes, I especially love the slightly more unusual forms of everything that I deal with.

Some of the more interesting items that I carry a big selection of are:

Alexandrites

Andalucites

Amber [with and without Fossils -- cabs, beads, pairs, briolettes, odd shapes]

Boulder Opals [singles and pairs -- thousands to choose from in all sizes and qualities]

Opals [solids, doublets and beads]

Amethyst [all sizes and qualities]

Tourmaline [ faceted, cabs, beads -- in all colors]

Watermelon Slices [one of the biggest collections anywhere]

Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires

Star Sapphires, Cats Eyes and other "phenomenon" stones

Lapis, Coral, Jade, Turquoise

Aquamarine [fac. and cabs]

Garnet [tsavorite, rhodolite, spessartite, almandine, hessanite, demantoid]

Topaz [Imperial and blue]

Pearls - Fresh Water and Akoya -- Strands and Loose

Freshwater Pearls [Biwa, Chinese and American]

Loose Tahitian Pearls [rounds, baroques, blisters]

Tahitian Keshi [naturally formed]

Natural Color Pearls

Rounds, Buttons, Sticks, Coins, Mabes, Blisters -- Lots of odd shapes

Peridot, Kunzite, Morganite

Moonstones [all kinds, sizes and qualities including Rainbow, Ceylon and Labradorite]

Rubellite and indicolite

Crystals of all kinds

Quartz [rutilated, tourmalinated, dendritic, rose]

Cabs, Carvings, Special Cuts ....... and SO MUCH MORE

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