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 1, 2024 by John Bradshaw

Happy New Year!  We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued business this year.  Your business is important to us and we appreciate your continuing relationship with us.  As always, we look forward to helping with any of your colored stone needs.  Please let us know your specific requests and we will do the best to source for you when possible.  Stones are added to the website weekly.

As is always the case, we will be having our annual pricing session in a few weeks.  The past year has been a difficult one with low availabilities of fine material in most producing countries.  Accordingly, prices of rough has risen dramatically.  Some of the prices on the website will definitely go up, a few might come down.  If you see something that might interest you now, feel free to place your order or if you are feeling lucky, hold off as the price may go down but it might go up!

We would like to remind everybody that we are available by Virtual Zoom meetings should you need to see an expensive item up close before commiting to purchase.  We continue to offer our 10 day approval period on our entire inventory.  I hope that our "Virtual" contact does not go away completely but it will never replace the person to person meetings that we have with all of you each and every year.  We certainly look forward to seeing you in person this year at sometime, somewhere on the Ball.

Welcome to our upgraded Coast to Coast website!  We have the same great content with a new look and new features.
*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.

*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.

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