About us

Have been selling to the internet community since 1998 at ritchardgems.com and have maintained a web store since then. My passion for gemstones started when I was 12 years of age when my dad and I hunted for Aquamarine and quartz in Colorado. Started faceting and cutting opal and sapphires in 1998. I love opals found here in the US and Mexico and have take expeditions to opal mines in Mexico. I do not sell CZ or man made and have sold to over 50 countries since then so international sales welcome.