High Quality, Precious Loose Gemstones, At Great Prices

Where Do We Get Our Gemstones From

Where we get our stones from:

Our loose natural gemstones stones have been recycled and collected from various rings and scrap jewelry for over 20 years. They range from excellent to good condition, collectd in the USA. With a vast range of experience dating back from being in business since 1983, there is much information we can provide that will help you as a stone collector. Having had experience in selling jewelry and natural stones for close to 37 years. We now know the importance, of how to value precious and semiprecious stones.

About Eagle Gems

Our parent company was founded in Raleigh, Durham North Carolina, in 1983. After many years of working with  precious stones, we have relocated to Chapel Hill, NC USA in 2018, which has been our new location for 2 years. We have worked almost 37 years in the jewelry and precious gemstones business, and we have accumulated a collection of rare precious and semi precious loose gemstones which intrigue quality stone collectors.

About Us

Russ Ledbetter


Our Story

For two generations, Artinian Gems has been known for searching out fine gemstone materials all over the world. We strive to be experts in sourcing the most beautiful gems. That means you can feel confident in our quality, fair pricing and expertise.Our Vision Statement is to place:

An Artinian Gem In Every Fine Jewelry Collection From Mines to Market

Whether 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.

In 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.

As 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.


In addition to this, Artinian Gems also gives back to the community in a direct manner. We donate to causes that fight ‘human trafficking’; we support two orphanages and are involved in the mentoring of adults as well as young people in Thailand. You will greatly appreciate knowing that your purchase contributes to the greater good.


We are shipping world wide, with a 30 day return policy, We are located in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina area, with local sales, By Appointment Only, in Chapel Hill, NC. 

200 Westminster Dr

Chapel Hill, NC 27514