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Since you've found your way here, you're likely one of many who are looking for a colored stone alternative to a diamond engagement ring.  If you've spent much time at all shopping for such a ring, you might've been struck by the lack of well-cut options on the market.  We'd like the opportunity to show you that it doesn't have to be that way. 


Jeff White is an award-winning gem cutter known for his skill at bringing out the very best in the gemstones he cuts, and his precision-cut gems can be found in engagement rings around the world.  For 20+ years, it has been our honor to be one of the premier sources of fine gems for use in this most important of symbols.  Whether you know exactly what you're looking for or you need help along the way, we will be happy to ensure that you end up with the perfect engagement ring stone.  Photos from happy customers, like this one taken on the scene of a Hawaiian beach proposal, are why we do what we do.

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"Words do not accurately describe the absolute beauty of your work.  The sapphire is stunning.  I am still in disbelief something so beautiful belongs to me.  I can't get over how clear she is!  You are a true artist.  Not only are you a master of your art, you are more than patient, and fluent in deciphering the sometimes-confusing language of a lay-person such as myself.  Your willingness to answer each and every question, and to do so with a patient demeanor, is equally as important the beauty of your work.  For many, the commissioning of a stone can be a significant financial commitment.  You made the entire process one in which there was never doubt about the end result.  I can't thank you enough for guiding me through this process, and having the artistry to bring my sapphire to life."

Custom is our specialty

If you browse other parts of our site, you'll probably notice that our entire business model is built around a personalized approach to individual customer needs, with the vast majority of our output being custom, or commissioned pieces (like this beautiful engagement ring featuring a yellow sapphire).  However, that doesn't mean you have to be a gemstone expert to work with us.

Know exactly what you want?  Have no clue what you need?  Whether you are at one of those ends of the spectrum, or whether you fall somewhere in between, we can help ensure that you get an amazing finished gem for this most special of projects.

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A wide range of options

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Due to their hardness and durability, sapphires are always an excellent choice for an engagement ring stone.  However, with proper care, other gems can be excellent choices as well. 


We maintain an extensive inventory of gems, ready for cutting, and will work with you to select the one that best fits your needs.  If you're undecided and would like some help understanding the pros and cons of various choices, Jeff is more than happy to offer his help, leveraging more than two decades of experience.

From finished gem to finished ring

At JL White Fine Gemstones, we do one thing and one thing only: cut gems!  That single-minded focus and pursuit of excellence over more than 20 years is one of the reasons why we continue to be considered one of the industry's top producers of precision-cut gems.  However, if you have no idea how to turn the loose gem of your dreams into the ring of your dreams, don't fret!  We can help get your new finished gem into the hands of an amazing jewelry designer, who has the same single-minded obsession for producing incredible colored stone engagement rings as we do for faceting.

Through many years of working with designers across the country (and even a few internationally), we have a network of trusted jewelry artists that work with our gems on a routine basis and that we can whole-heartedly recommend.  We'll even coordinate the delivery of your gem directly to the designer if you'd like, to expedite the process of creating your special ring.


Ready to get Started?

You may already know exactly what you're looking for.  If so, that's great!  Just jump over to the contact page and reach out to tell us more.  However, if you're like the majority of customers who ultimately choose us to craft that perfect engagement ring stone for them, you may be looking for help getting started.  We recognize that the prospect of purchasing a colored gem for something as important as an engagement ring can feel a bit daunting, especially if you're new to colored gems.  That's why we've built an easy-to-use wizard to help guide you through a series of questions that will provide us with all the information needed to begin the process.  Just click below to get started, and we'll take it from there!

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Still not sure if JL White Fine Gemstones is the right choice to bring your vision to life?  Here is one more customer testimonial that we'll share.  We never tire of hearing kind words from our customers, especially from those who have entrusted us with creating the gem that will be the centerpiece of this most special of symbols. To browse more comments made by our customers over the years, just hop over here.

"A few months ago, I received my blue-green Montana sapphire from you.  The craftsmanship was absolutely stunning and the color was exactly what I was hoping for...  I am still in disbelief with how you managed to match the color so well based on the handful of photos I sent you...  I received the finished ring a few weeks ago and was absolutely overjoyed with how it turned out.  Then, last weekend while my girlfriend and I were on a long weekend vacation, I proposed with it.  My now fiancee is absolutely overjoyed with the ring and adores the color/beauty of the center stone you cut for us.  It is the absolute perfect size and was perfectly cut... I often catch her staring into the sapphire and smiling, deeply in love with the color and work you put into it... Thank you again for taking the time to answer all of my questions and for finding the perfect sapphire to make our engagement so special.  I couldn't have made the perfect ring for the perfect girl without your help!"

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