AZGem Gems
January, 2008

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Usable Gems... and a little opinion.


Buy Gems Wholesale


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Buy gems wholesale  is something you can do every day on this site. Now we are introducing a program where you can name the price you will pay.

This Buy Gems Wholesale program is much different than anything I've seen on the internet... or anywhere else.

To tell you about it, I'll turn this month's edition of the newsletter over to my husband, Fred.

Hi all, Fred here.

I operate a website called The site sells gem rough that we mine or buy in Madagascar. Until now, we have not sold cut stones. 

On the Madagascar Gems site, the customers fall into several categories:

    • Facet rough retailers

    • Custom gem cutters

    • Shopping channels

    • Jewelers

    • Universities

And, of course, many of the buyers on this site are jewelers and jewelry designers, and small manufacturers. That's why I thought we should include you in this new program.

On December 9 (2 weeks ago) I introduced a cut stone opportunity to the customers of Madagascar Gems.

The text of that introduction follows:


We are in discussions with a young lady who wants to sell a variety of colored stones she inherited. Here are the circumstances as she relates them... 

Her Grandfather operated a lapidary business in Thailand for a number of years. He willed the stones to her when he passed away last year. The stones are now in her possession in the USA, along with a computer file of descriptions and photos.

She prefers to receive the proceeds from the sale of these stones on a monthly basis, rather than liquidating the entire inventory immediately. This was her Grandfather's wish.

The origins of the stones are said to be primarily Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Brazil.

Our discussions have resulted in a tentative agreement as follows...

    • She will send several individual stones or parcels of melee to our USA office each month

    • She will also provide the descriptions and photos. and her minimum prices

    • She will establish the minimum prices with the knowledge we are marketing to wholesale customers

    • We will offer these stones to our customers on a Make An Offer basis through emails

    • Madagascar Gems will be compensated by receiving 12% of the sale price, plus $5 for shipping

With the time required to do this along with our other activities, we may have to use my wife, Carolyn, and our son David to send these email proposals.

So if you receive emails from them, please respond to them, if you care to make an offer. Each of us will complete the sale of stones we propose to you, and each of us has a PayPal account to receive payments.

We will send these email proposals to other mailing lists that we have developed. We will only send these email proposals to mailing lists that we have developed.

Assuming we reach final agreement with the seller, the program could start by (or even before) the first of next year. 

Since that time, two significant things have happened.

1. We have finalized an arrangement with Ami, the owner of these gems.

2. We have been contacted by a person interested in a similar arrangement. He wants to provide gems from Sri Lanka.

The only significant change in the initial proposal is that we will receive 10% of the sales price for our services, plus a flat $5 handling and shipping  fee. For example - if you offer $100 for a gorgeous blue sapphire, you pay $105. We receive $10 of the sale price, plus the $5 handling fee.

Both providers understand that you can buy gems at wholesale prices as you need them, so the minimum prices they set must be lower.

From the descriptions and photos I have seen, these gems range from very good to fine quality. I believe this is a great opportunity to acquire some beautiful gems at bargain prices. Here are some example photos that were emailed to me.

madagascar canary yellow sapphire   madagascar ruby madagascar ceylon blue sapphire   buy gems wholesale   madagascar pink sapphire

The pictured gems are: Canary sapphire from Sri Lanka, ruby from Madagascar, blue sapphire from Madagascar, rare green apatite from Madagascar, and pink sapphire from Madagascar.

It now seems possible that we will offer gems from more than one source (owner), but the guidelines should not change.

1. We will propose gems to you via email

2. You can make an offer by replying to that email

3. After 48 hours we will sell the gem to you, assuming yours is the highest offer (that meets the minimum)

4. You pay through PayPal, and we ship the gem to you

5. If your gem is not as we describe it, you can return it for a refund of the purchase price

Thanks for your attention, and I will now return you to Carolyn.



OK, I'm back, and I'm excited about the program you just read about. I'll be sending you some of the emails myself. We need to spread the work around.

There are several hundred gems to be sold under this program, so please get your fellow jewelry designers and dealer friends to join my mailing list. This is going to be fun!

Fred hopes to send out the first email in just a couple of days.

Click on the box... and have Google start putting money in your bank account!

buy gems wholesale is a keyword search phrase that returns a number of internet listings and ads... but none that invite you to make an offer.




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Gem Industry News...


Tiffany & Co. and Swatch Aim To Build Luxury Watch Business


Tiffany & Co., America's leading luxury jeweler, and new partner The Swatch Group, the world’s largest watchmaker, laying plans to build Tiffany’s tiny watch business into one of the world’s leading fine watch brands within the next decade.

Watches are now only 2 to 3 percent of Tiffany’s total sales, and have long taken second place to Tiffany’s diamond jewelry business. Now, with its new 20-year alliance with the Swatch Group, “we have the resources and potential to grow that substantially,” 

The  two companies are working together to make Tiffany's brand name watches a major player in the world’s fine watch market, according to Michael Kowalski, Tiffany chairman and chief executive officer.

The Tiffany brand can become “one of the most important watchmakers in the world in the next five to 10 years,” declared Nicolas G. Hayek, Sr., Swatch Group chairman and co-founder.

The full new collections will be unveiled in 2009, though some new watches could be ready in the second half of 2008, said Nicolas (“Nick”) Hayek, Jr., CEO and president of the Group’s management board.

Retailing pricing for the new models will be in the current range of $1,000 to $15,000, said Kowalski).

Distribution will be “selective”—through the Swatch Group global network, Tiffany stores, and areas where rivals like Bulgari watches are sold—and is still being “defined,” said Nick Hayek.

The new alliance - the most important in Tiffany’s 170-year history, said Kowalski - was outlined to three dozen domestic and foreign watch and financial trade journalists at a December 5th press conference at Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store in New York City.

The new Swiss watch company, called Tiffany Watches but wholly-owned by Swatch, will be built in Switzerland. It will be headed by Nayla Hayek, daughter of Swatch founder Nicholas Hayek Sr. and a member of the Swatch Group board.




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Jewelry Dealers


wholesale jewelryNow that the Christmas season is behind us for another year... it's time to take inventory. After that we can all take a week or so off.

And after that, there will be time enough to turn our thoughts to Valentine's Day and the Tucson Gem Shows.

With the beginning of the new year we will be inviting you to Make An Offer on some fine sapphires and other gems as described in our main article.

This is an opportunity to get your hands on some excellent gems at unbeatable prices.


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Jewelry Dealers Program

Do you enjoy jewelry and gems?sapphire ring

Do you enjoy talking with friends and co-workers?

Could you use an extra income source?

Take a look at our great Jewelry Dealers Program.



Carolyn Doyle

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