Columbia Gem House was founded over 45 years ago out of Washington State. As every company does over the years, much has changed, but one thing that has not is our love and wonder of all the amazing-colored gems Mother Nature gives us. We started in color, and we have always stayed in color.
Different from many companies, Columbia Gem House is intrigued with every variety of natural gemstones. Ranging from Rubies to Rutilated Quartz, Sapphires to Sphene and Emeralds. Opaque gems like Jaspers and Agates, to faceted gems like Tanzanite or Tourmaline. Because we have cut all these gems for more than 40 years, we know color: all sorts of color.
As an American company, we always felt it important to support the gemstone industry both within the US, as well as around the world. This American support has allowed us to become the largest cutter and wholesaler of American gems in the world. We source a great deal of American gems like Anthill Garnets from the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Ruby from the Rodeo Queen Mine in Eastern Wyoming, Hyalite Opal and Sunstone from Central Oregon, White Quartz from Arkansas and Colorado, and one of our most popular gemstones, Sapphires from Montana. These are only a few of some of the vast American sourced gems we offer, and we continually work to find more to add to our collection.
Just as all our gem, each of our American gems are traced and inventoried separately so we can give you the full story and journey of each gemstone. Traceable, responsible, beautiful, and unique: all are a part of the gemstones we bring to you.
We care about building these partnerships with our mining partners, as well as you and your buyers. Supporting other American businesses and building connections with others, just like 46 years ago when we started, is what we enjoy being a part of.
So, thank you for supporting a family-owned American business and letting us provide to many others who all started with a similar spark. We hope you’ll celebrate through American gems with us and help continue to build this into something we love!
You can discover more about our American Gems by visiting our Gem Facts page