Owner Marc Fishbone has worked 20 years in the gem and jewelry trade. After attaining his diploma in jewelry repair, diamond setting and wax modeling casting in 1997, he went to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) – one of the world’s largest producing gemstone countries – to learn about gems first-hand. He was able to get into the mines and see how the sapphires and other gems are dug out of pits ranging in depth from 4 to 35 feet.
He worked with one of the country’s largest gem dealers and learned about grading, cutting and polishing stones and grew to understand the importance of choosing his own stones. When he returned to the United States he sold gems to jewelers from Key West to Bar Harbor. Marc returned frequently to Sri Lanka to find unique stones for his customers and his creations, and has since established a network of source providers for gemstones, diamonds, pearls and other jewelry elements.