Love for Gems
Welcome to my website!
I am a professional gemologist and gem cutter, born in Saint Petersburg and living in Madrid since 1998.
I’m very passionate about gemstones, gemology, inclusions in gems, photomicrography and gem faceting.
Here you will find some info about me, short descriptions of my projects, my blog with recent news and publications, and also the link to check my gemological reports online.
Thanks for your visit! If you have any comments please contact me by email or on social media.
All about inclusions in gemstones
Inclusions in gemstones are my life-time passion! They provide gemologists with very valuable information about the nature and conditions of formation of gemstones, but they also create fantastic scenes for microscopic observation and photography of gems.
I created this website to share this passion with gemologists and inclusions collectors. There, you can find there an extensive information about inclusions in gemstones, a large photo gallery of inclusions and a selection of collectible samples with rare and spectacular inclusions in gemstones from all over the world.
Magic of brilliance and dispersion
My other passion is gem faceting. One of the materials I like to work with is gem sphalerite. Aliva mine in Cantabria (Spain) produced the world’s best and largest transparent sphalerites, well known by collectors of rare gems and minerals. I prepared this website with a lot of information about this fabulous material and with some of my faceted sphalerites available for purchase.
Sphalerite is quite a soft stone, so it is not used in jewelry frequently. However, it does have a very high refractive index and an extremely high dispersion, making this gem an extraordinary piece for collections. Check out the section of Faceted sphalerites, you can find there a really unique, precision-cut sphalerites for your collection!
Precision cut gems for jewelry
This is the project I’m currently working on, it is still in preparation. I will publish my faceted stones for jewelry on this website.
For faceting, I use the technique of precision cutting. It utilizes special computer programs to create original faceting designs and to optimize the light passing through gem, to get maximum brilliance and scintillation.
Click on “Show more info” to see some general highlights of this project.