We are dealers specializing in world class independently graded American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) Burma ruby and sapphire, Burma spinel, Colombian emerald, collector gems and Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graded fancy colored diamonds.
Robert Genis is the President of National Gemstone, which was founded in 1982 and has been on the net since 1995. Robert has over 40 years experience in the field. He is frequently quoted in the national press including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Robert has written numerous articles on gem collecting/investing. He is also the editor of The Gemstone Forecaster newsletter and was the colored gemstone editor for the Rapaport Diamond Report from 1997-2007.
NGC has been recognized and recommended as a reputable dealer by PreciouStones Newsletter, The Gem Market Reporter, Wealth, Personal Finance Newsletter, The Retirement Letter and The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Fine Gems and Jewelry.
Why choose us?
What makes National Gemstone different from most jewelers and gem dealers is that we specialize in the top 2% of the world's gem production. Although that makes our job considerably more difficult when buying, it also makes it much more interesting! In order to put this in perspective, please view the pie charts above. Approximately 80% of all gems are low quality and usually sold on shopping networks and in retail jewelry store chains. Another 18% are found in fine jewelry stores. Only National Gemstone, a few gem dealers and a handful of jewelers search for and sell the top 2%. How do we prove this? We submit our gems to the world's foremost gemstone grading laboratories (American Gemological Laboratories and Gemological Institute of America) for independent verification of quality. If you want to collect world class gemstones or procure the highest quality gemstones for your jewelry, feel free to call National Gemstone at 1-800-458-6453 or email NGC, Attn: R. Genis
What We Provide
The Gemstone Forecaster Newsletter
To keep you apprised of current market trends and profit opportunities, National Gemstone publishes a comprehensive newsletter. It is published four times per year. It includes informative articles, price charts, technical and fundamental analysis, topical interviews with industry leaders and specific portfolio recommendations.
National Gemstone will represent you at major auctions if you are unable to attend, or if you need specific gemological or market value expertise. Contact National Gemstone for more information.
If you are searching for a major gem(s) that National Gemstone does not have in its inventory, or is not available in the US markets, National Gemstone will travel overseas to represent your interests. Contact us for more information.
National Gemstone maintains constant communications with our clients to provide changing trend information, market updates and other pertinent data. Our international contacts monitor all important market centers which may affect your gemstone portfolio.
National Gemstone is qualified to assist you in the planning of your gemstone portfolio. NGC will assist you in placing the proper gem to meet the goals of your total portfolio.
National Gemstone is equipped with a state-of-the-art gemological laboratory. An experienced gemologist checks and rechecks each stone before it is shipped to ensure authenticity and quality control.
Payment, Delivery and Taxes
National Gemstone accepts cashiers' checks, money orders, personal checks, and bank wires in payment for gemstones. Delivery of your gems depends on the length of time it takes payment to clear normal banking channels. In order to speed the delivery process, we encourage the use of bank wires. Due to overseas mailing issues, international orders are best completeed with bank wires. We do not accept credit card, Paypal or fax orders.
All gemstones purchased from NGC will be sent to you, at our expense, via insured UPS or Federal Express. International orders are usually sent Federal Express International insured to you. Please note all VAT taxes of your country are owed by you, not National Gemstone. Conversely, please return gems via the same method.
If you purchase your gems from outside Arizona, no Arizona sales tax is assessed. However, if you are an Arizona resident, you must pay Arizona sales tax.
If, for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with your gem purchase upon receipt, National Gemstone will allow seven days, from the day you receive the gem, in which you may contact National Gemstone offices for a complete refund. Simply call or e-mail NGC within the 7 days. You do not have to return the gem or grading reports within 7 days. Just let us know the status within 7 days. As a general rule, if we UPS or Federal Express overnight to you, you should return the stone and grading report in the same manner. You pay for the return shipping back to National Gemstone. Upon receipt of the gem and grading report being returned to National Gemstone, we will return the funds in the exact manner. If you wired funds to National Gemstone, we will immediately wire back to you. If you sent a personal check, we will immediately return a company check. In the 40 years we have been in business, we have never had one complaint lodged against the company. We take our reputation seriously. If an international client, we Federal Express International Delivery to you. If you live in a country with a VAT tax, you are responsible for the VAT tax.
The information provided here has been derived from research and sources believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is expressed or implied as to their validity. Opinions included herein are subject to change without notice. Potential collectors should understand past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. This is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security, nor is it intended to be investment advice.