Welcome to the Coast to Coast Rare Stones International website.

Coast to Coast Rare Stones is a cooperative of three full-time professional lapidaries with more than 130 years of combined gem cutting experience. We travel the globe in search of unique materials to interest collectors as well as cutting stones that are appropriate for setting into jewelry. We have been involved in the mining of colored gemstones including benitoite and spessartite garnet in California, tourmaline from Mt. Mica in Maine and Northwest Territories in Canada as well as a number of rarer species from all over North America. Our contacts within the gemstone mining industry make it possible to bring you the finest quality gems at the best price.

We are continually cutting.  If you have questions about any of the "inventory" or are looking for something in particular, please "contact us" with your request, email address and phone number. We update our site daily, so please check us often.


January 23 by John Bradshaw

Happy New Year!

It certainly was a pleasure to bid farewell to 2020!  Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those who are or had a loved one afflicted with the virus and to those on the front lines fighting the virus as well as those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.  As we start 2021 and the vaccines have finally started to be administered, we all look forward to a healthy and prosperous future.

Normally, at this time of year, we are all frantically cutting in preparation for the gem shows in Tucson.  As you know, almost all of the 50+ shows in Tucson have been cancelled or postponed this year.  As an alternative to coming to Tucson, we have established a method of showing stones via Zoom meetings and would love to have you join us - virtually.  Although this method is not as good as seeing the stones in person, our setups for showing stones is the next best thing to "being there"!  If you would like to participate in these upcoming Zoom meetings to view and purchase our available inventory, just drop John an email through the "Contact Us" link in the header above for more details.  We will have a good supply of benitoite, sphalerite, sphene, fluorite, diaspore, apatite, scapolite, rhodochrosite, and kornerupine just to name a few.

Welcome to the new Coast to Coast website!  We have the same great content with a new look and new features.
*Check out our new logo seen in the top left of the home page.

*Within the inventory listings, the view for each species now shows thumbnail displays with a larger photo than our old website.  Clicking on a thumbnail  will give expanded information and clicking on the photo again will isolate the picture.
*We have added a “Gemstone Info” link under the Glossary tab that will give gemological and other pertinent data on the gems that we supply.  This list will be added to over time.  If you have a particular gem that you would like to have listed, feel free to contact us.
*The three pictures on the home page will show some of our work or some of our travel and will be swapped out from time to time.
*Some of the menu items are also shown in the footer for convenience along with links to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

*Please sign up for our Newsletter (three or four per year) below to keep up with us!

*The website is now also mobile friendly on your tablets and phones.

As always, if you have specific requests, please let us know and we will do the best to source for you.  The website is updated daily with new stones added weekly whenever possible.

By registering on the website through the Login Page (icon to the right of “Contact Us” in the header) and then logging in, you can track current or past orders, change your password, etc.

All of us at Coast to Coast would like to thank you for visiting our upgraded site and appreciate your business.


Pictured above:

Left:  Purple Apatite, 7.21 ct from Namibia

Center:  Yellow Sphalerite, 86.14 ct from Mongolia

Right:  Demantoid, 11.71 ct from Namibia