March 2019 Newsletter: Closeout Highlights


If you've been visiting our website recently, you may have noticed that we are offering a large group of Closeout Gems at some really terrific prices.

These are all high quality gems from our regular collection, more than 750 items in all. Due to overstock, we are reducing inventory in some varieties, and are offering these gems at significant discounts.

You'll find a wide range of gem varieties, literally from Amethyst to Zircon, including Ruby, Sapphire and Tsavorite and Spessartite Garnet. We also have rare varieties, including Pezzottaite, Sphene, Idocrase, Rhodochrosite and Grandidierite.

You'll also find a large number of gemstone lots and suites, perfect for creative jewelry projects. We've also included a number of large gemstone carvings, many over 500 carats.

With so many fine Closeout Gems to choose from, we've added some additional sorting options to help you browse these. In addition to price and weight, you can also sort by gem type, shape and lots/pairs.

Take advantage of this opportunity to buy AJS Quality Gems at bargain prices!

See all our Closeout Gems



Notable Gems from the AJS Collection

This month we feature some of the best values from our Closeout collection. Click on any photo to view the details for the gem.

4.24 ct Blue Zircon from Cambodia
We have an excellent stock in the fine natural Blue Zircon from Cambodia, but this particular 4.24 ct gem is an outstanding value. The color is a bright vivid blue and the gem has amazing fire. Guaranteed natural by AJS Gems, Bangkok.
Only $380.00

2.40 ct Spessartite Garnet from Nigeria

A lovely Mandarin Garnet from the original deposit of high quality Nigerian material. This gem has a fine color and excellent finish. This gem is a wonderful value for  good-sized Spessartite. We are quite sure that you will be very pleased when you see this gem and even more pleased when you see how it sparkles in your custom jewelry design. Guaranteed natural and untreated.
Only $620.00

18.09 ct Gem Silica Suite from Inspiration Mine, Arizona

A mixed set of rare Gem Silica from the Inspiration Mine in Arizona. The set includes a matched suite for earrings. Inspiration for your creative jewelry designs! Guaranteed natural and untreated.

Only $1,575.00

3.80 ct Fancy Tourmaline from Nigeria

3.80 ct Fancy Tourmaline from Nigeria  [SOLD]

A loupe clean Fancy Tourmaline from Nigeria in an impressive size, about 11 x 8.5 mm. This fine tourmaline displays a bright and sparkling cinnamon color with orange and gold flashes. Guaranteed natural and untreated.


59.93 ct Chrysoprase Lot from Australia

59.93 ct Chrysoprase Lot from Australia  [SOLD]

A big lot of high quality Chrysoprase cabochons from Australia at an excellent price! A total of 23 pieces with a total carat weight of almost 60 carats, these vivid green cabs are perfect for a variety of jewelry projects. Guaranteed natural and untreated.

News from AJS and the Gems World

Aquamarine is the Birthstone for March

Aquamarine, the blue or turquoise variety of the mineral beryl, is the birthstone for the month of March.  It is one of the classic colored gemstones, valued for its very good hardness and superb transparency. Aquamarine evokes the colors of the sea and the sky like few other gems, and has traditionally been a symbol of youth, health, hope and serenity.

15.90 ct Aqumarine Emerald Cut 5.60 ct Aquamarine Pear 6.02 ct Aquamarine Oval

You'll find that Aquamarines are often offered in larger sizes, with many specimens over 5 carats. The larger stones tend to have a richer color because of the longer light path. Though large Aquamarines are not uncommon, top grade stones of good color are rare and valuable in sizes over 10 carats.


Ask the Gem Experts

Each month we answer questions from our customers. We welcome your questions and you can submit a question from our contact page.

What is your return policy on the closeout gems? Can I return or exchange one of these gems if I need to? NP, UK

Our guarantee and return policy on Closeout Gems is exactly the same as our regularily priced gems -- we guarantee our gems to be exactly as described, and we have a 14 day return period on all purchases. For details, read our Return Policy


This might seem like a strange question, but can I name a gem I purchase from you, and have the name appear on the certificate you send with the gem? MC, USA

Yes, if you would like to personalize your gem by giving it a name that is meaningful to you, please let us know when you place your order. We will then include the name on our AJS Gems certificate that accompanies your gem.



All the best in gems,

May, Arnold, Rung & Ron