From Mines to Market\nWhether in the mountains of central Sri Lanka, deep in the mines of Tanzania or at our gemstone cutting facility in Chanthaburi Thailand, Artinian Gems has always sought to bring the greatest value to market. As the Ethiopian, Wello Opals were being discovered, Artinian Gems was there in action, sourcing out the finest. Examples of our opal collection can be seen on the cover of the Winter 2011 Edition of Gems and Gemology, GIA’s quarterly periodical.\nIn addition to our broad experience as International Gem Hunters, our team also includes, certified Gemologists and world class gemstone artists. Our highly experienced gemstone faceting team is encouraged to think outside of the box and to create their own faceting styles. Whether it is a fine Sapphire, a rare Sphene or a sparkling Blue Zircon, you will love what they create for you, and you can purchase with confidence, knowing that each gem is faceted to the highest standards.You can rest assured, that whether it is a $20.00 Citrine or a $50,000.00 fine Sapphire, your ‘Artinian Gem’, will be worthy of your finest design and setting.\n\nAs the world moves more and more towards environmental and social consciousness, buyers are now more than ever concerned about, conservation and fair-trade. Artinian Gems vision in this area starts with our gemstone cutting staff in Thailand. Each team member is trained and mentored in all aspects of gemstone cutting, as well as in broader, life skills. They are provided with a training materials that involve development of the whole person. They have educational opportunities for themselves as well as their families. Artinian Gems’ has always emphasized, environmental sustainability and ‘Fair-Trade’ gems. That is why we have created a close network of trusted, local artisanal miners and gemstone exporters who help us stay close to the source. Many of them have become family friends. So you can make your ‘Artinian Gem’ purchase with pride and the confidence that comes with knowing that lives are being benefited at every step.