Gemaholics.com was conceived in Tucson, Arizona in February 2001 by John and Donna Rhoads of D&J Rare Gems, Ltd, of Salida, Colorado, as a vehicle to promote the finest and most exceptional gems in the world to those whom gems are more than just a business. Recognizing that those in this business are there either solely to make money or because that have a passion for gems, this site is designed for those whose interest in gems is more than the bottom line of profit.
The gems listed on this site represent some of the finest available. The information contained on each page tells as much about the gem represented on it as possible. The images taken for the most part are as they appear under indirect daylight with the exception of cat's eye and stars. Color change gems are presented as they appear under daylight and also under incandescent light whenever possible. None of the gems are color enhanced using a computer although filters on most digital camera can affect the appearance of a gem particularly blues, green, and purples.
The gems currently listed on this website are from the inventory of D&J Rare Gems, Ltd., however, the site is open to submissions from other sources for a fee. Contact D&J Rare Gems, Ltd., if you are interested in listing some of your gems on this site.
We will be updating this site on a regular basis by adding new gems and removing those that have sold. Check the date at the top of this page to see if there have been changes since the last time you visited the site. Should you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, or comments feel free to contact us.
We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your passion for gems.
Donna & John Rhoads
D&J Rare Gems, Ltd.
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