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Fancy Cut Citrine
Leaf Shaped Blue Green Tourmaline
Dreamscape aquamarine
Radial ray cut rhodolite
Cushion cut blue sapphire
Dreamscape cut lime citrine
Pink tourmaline oval cut
Fancy cut ametrine

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Gemstone Prices Rising
Gemstone Price Appreciation
 written by John Dyer, August 2011

Gemstone pricing is sort of a complex subject.
In very general terms the price of gems tends to rise over time (as do the prices of most products except those that can readily have their production industrialized). Gems probably have more upward pressure on their prices than most products though due to a number of factors...
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Rock and gem article about John Dyer Rock and Gem article
the Rock & Gem magazine, May 2011

My father, David Dyer, and I started Precious Gemstones Co., a gemstone business, in 1996 due to my early love of gemstones. Neither of us was a gem cutter at the time. I was 16 or 17 and my father had done many things, but nothing gem or jewelry related. We traveled to Asia, Africa, South America, and other locations...
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AGTA Prism article about John Dyer gem cutter AGTA Prism article
From the American Gem Trade's Prism publication, Summer 2010

At age 16, Dyer and his family returned to the United States. John Dyer and his father David decided to go into the gemstone business. Dyer and his father went to Zambia to purchase emeralds and aquamarine rough.Machine-gun fire did not dissuade the Dyers, they purchased the rough material and returned home.
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Article about Superior Gem Cutting and its importance by John Dyer
Superior Cut
Jewellery Business Magazine, June 2009

Whether on the wholesale or retail level, a diamond’s cut is critical in any sales presentation. In fact, a great many diamond companies make the quality of their cut their primary marketing focus. Brands such as Hearts on Fire have made large inroads into the market and command significant premiums over non-branded and standard-cut diamonds.
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Article about Gypsy Rose Garnet in Modern Jeweler Magazine Gypsy Rose Garnet
Modern Jeweler, July 2008

However, to make absolutely sure which of garnet’s many strains ran through the gem, cutter John Dyer, based in Edina, Minnesota, who had bought as much of the rough as he could, submitted it to GIA’s mobile lab at the Tucson show in 2006. GIA, which has published extensive studies on garnet groupings and interminglings...
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Gemmy award winner article about John Dyer Gemmy award winner article
by Marlene A. Prost, Jan/Fev 2007

John Dyer of Precious Gemstones Co., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a reputation as a wunderkind. Almost 28, he has already won 20* AGTA Cutting Edge awards — and is the only gem cutter to sweep the Faceting category in two separate years. His winning ZigZag™ Cut, a green Afghan tourmaline, is his first-ever Gemmy entry. It combines...
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Earthly Perfection Professional Jeweler article about John Dyer "Earthly Perfection"
appeared in a Professional Jeweler article, November 2004

John Dyer has achieved the highest pinnacles of success in gem cutting despite – or perhaps because of – his modest nature. Free of the bounds of arrogance and self-importance, he pursues beauty for beauty’s sake. Along the way, he’s won multiple American Gem Trade Association Cutting Edge Awards. And the 25-year-old has...
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