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Rwanda Amethyst: The Best Source Yet for Amethyst?

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:39:48 AM America/Los_Angeles

Rwanda Amethyst

 

Steve Moriarty, the owner of Moriarty's Gem Art, talks about this new Amethyst from Rwanda. Amethyst has never been found in the country of Rwanda until just recently in 2015. For those that don't know where Rwanda is, it is a country in East Africa just north of Tanzania...which is a country Steve travels to quite frequently.

 

In this video Steve talks about the Amethyst and actual...

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Gemstone Roundtable: Right Outside of Chicago

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 8:24:38 AM America/Los_Angeles

 

At Moriarty's Gem Art we love to showcase the beautiful gemstones we have in our store. Steve Moriarty, who is the owner travels the world for gemstone rough and brings each piece back to his store in Crown Point, IN...right outside of Chicago. Then his brother Larry Moriarty and himself cut these rough gemstones into beautiful pieces to set into rings, pendants and more. This is why we love our ...

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Apatite Gemstone from Madagascar

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:00:35 AM America/Los_Angeles

We originally posted this picture on our Instagram page and since then we have a had a couple other customers asking about this rare gemstone. It was actually a video, but since I can't post if here, we are showing the backlit Apatite image instead.
 
Madagascar Apatite Gemstone
 

ABOUT THIS APATITE

 
This is Apatite from Madagascar. The image above is of the dark (almost black/dark green) is unheated and natural apatite. This on...
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How to Polish & Cut Quartz

Friday, July 3, 2015 11:09:43 AM America/Los_Angeles

Steve Moriarty from Moriarty's Gem Art discusses how to cut and polish quartz. Steve has been cutting gemstones for well over 25 years and in the video below he talks about his techniques for cutting quartz. He wanted to pass on information to help you polish quartz, which can be very difficult. He uses a Spectra Lap which is like floppy disk made by 3M. He finds it very effective to use on Quartz...

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Cutting a Large Quartz - Learn How to Cut a Gemstone

Friday, July 3, 2015 10:59:21 AM America/Los_Angeles

Large Cut Quartz

 

The "Hex Amor" Cut Quartz

 

Amazing is one word to call it. This is a 571ct Quartz Steve Moriarty cut at Moriarty's Gem Art in Crown Point, IN. Steve has been cutting gemstones for over 25 years and this is definitely one of his largest to date. In the video below, you can see the step by step process that Steve Moriarty takes when faceting a rough gemstone. This is the largest gemstone that Steve ...

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Custom Engagement Band Creation

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:23:52 AM America/Los_Angeles

This is a job we recently did for a customer of ours. He wanted a custom engagement ring, and because we do this sort of thing all the time, we were open to the job. Specifically he wanted a thin band in 18k yellow gold with diamonds down the shank. We put in a white gold head to keep the diamond from having a yellow appearance. He are a few pictures of the creation of this ring and the process we...

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150ct Pear Shaped Lemon Citrine Gemstone

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:45:20 PM America/Los_Angeles

If you haven't seen our website, Steve Moriarty, is not only the own, but a master gemcutter. He has been cutting gemstones for over 25 years. And Steve has cut some amazing stones. Though not the largest gemstone he has ever cut, this 150ct lemon pear shaped Citrine is pretty amazing. Now he just (last week) finished cutting and polishing all the facets on this large lemon citrine!

 

How long did i...

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Chinese Door Knocker Ring

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:34:39 PM America/Los_Angeles

Chinese Door KnockerHere at Moriarty's Gem Art, we do a ton of custom designs for our local customers and for customers from our website around the world. This latest design was for a customer and it was really cool and unique.

 

The design called for a Chinese door knocker to be built into the sides of the ring, well this is what the customer wanted anyway. Any Christopher Michael Moriarty (the lead design here) went ...

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MJSA Design Contest - Custom Aquamarine Ring

Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:48:07 AM America/Los_Angeles

Custom Aquamarine RingThis is the new design by Christopher Michael Moriarty that he just submitted to the MJSA ( Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America ) Vision Awards. He won for a design a couple years ago at Gemvision...Best in Show. This year's design took him about 25 hours. From design, to modeling, to finishnig and setting this extraordinary ring.

 

What is in this Amazing Ring?

 

This is an 18kt Palladium W...

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Palladium Mothers Rings

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:41:42 PM America/Los_Angeles

Mother's Rings in Palladium

Most of you are probably asking...what is Palladium? Well Palladium is a metal in platinum family. Many people have been chosing this metal instead of platinum due to the cost savings. The other big reason for choosing this metal is because it's hypoallergenic. Other great things about Palladium are that it's hard, not as dense as Platinum...and as mentioned before, it's...

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