- PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
- Custom Cut Stones
- Recutting poorly performing stones to achieve maximum optical performance
- Repairing old worn and damaged stones to better-than-new performance
Gemart Services was started by Jeremy Newman in 1990 to provide custom cutting and repair service to local jewelers and collectors. Jeremy learned the craft of faceting from the world- famous and highly regarded Glenn and Martha Vargas who happened to live only a short distance from his home. For more than 15 years regular faceting workshops were held with Glenn and Martha. The Vargas's co-authored the most famous and popular book ever written about faceting... "Faceting for Amateurs" along with four additional design and description books.
Jerry's professional background was in engineering and metallurgy. He was a pioneer in the Titanium industry in which he spent more than a 40 year career. He was instrumental in developing the alloy formulation and mill processing procedures for the titanium that was used in the SR71 aircraft in the 1960's and after that he was involved in market development and executive management until his retirement.
Jerry's background with earth sciences and "stones" covers almost 60 years of rock hounding, lapidary work- i.e. cabs, spheres, gold casting, etc..and collecting and mining anytime he had a chance.
||Faceters Guild of Southern California
United States Faceters Guild
||Rock & Gem Magazine, "Many Facets"
"The gemstones you repaired just arrived. Wow! They look great and I thank you for saving them." — B.A.
"We are excited about the stones you cut. I have so many compliments; people want to know what kind of gems they are and what the cut is. Thank you very much for your excellent workmanship." — S.S.B.
"The stone is truly amazing and beautiful. The facets are perfect... We took it to the jeweler today and he commented on the way it looks too. Thank you for the incredible job you did. You truly made this a great experience that we will always remember and I'm glad we found you!" — D.M.
OMG THIS IS AWESOME JERRY! I LOOOOVVVVVEEE IT! THANK YOU FOR ONE OF THE NICEST STONES I HAVE EVER SEEN, MUCH LESS OWNED! IT IS BEYOND FABULOUS!!
I WILL BE BACK,
Jerry, seriously, this is so great. I love the magenta in one light, purple in another and salmon/pink in another. The cut really brings out the magic.
LOOOVVEE IITTTT! — K.F.
"I would like to thank you for your superb and prompt repair of the stone... Especially after others said it could not be done." — G.C.
Jerry Newman's designs have been receiving some attention lately. His design, Cascade Square #2, was featured by the Australian Faceters Guild publication "Facet Talk". Also his design, Kiev Triangle, was chosen for the 2007 North American Faceting Challenge." — G.O.