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Selection Stones and Pearls

S T O N E S A N D P E A R L S 2 0 2 / B A S E L W O R L D S E L E C T I O N Ashok Sancheti, the founder and owner of Pioneer Gems, travelled a different road from most people in the diamond and gemstone business. His initial training was in diamonds, but he soon discovered that his true heart belonged to coloured stones, especially emeralds. In the early 1980s, he left the diamond business and embraced Colombian emeralds, which remain a speciality. He was blazing a new trail back then, and he honoured that pioneering spirit by naming his new company Pioneer Gems. “We specialised in emeralds when we started out, and then we slowly got into finer-quality emeralds,” Sancheti says. “Now we’re into fine-quality emeralds, rubies, sapphires and natural pearls.” Pioneer Gems also creates one-of-a-kind finished jewellery, but the gems are always the main attraction. “We create the designs specifically around the gemstones,” Sancheti says. “The design is meant to bring out the colour of the stones.” The jewellery is all one-of-a-kind and all hand- crafted in the United States, in New York. ASHOK SANCHETI, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF PIONEER GEMS HIGHLIGHTS — 1) A FINE 6.68 CTS. COLOMBIAN EMERALD PLATINUM RING ACCENTED WITH 1.15 CTS. DIAMOND. 2) A MAGNIFICENT 26.62 CTS. NO HEAT RUBY PLATINUM RING. T R U E C O L O U R S Pioneer Gems · 3.1 / B17 1

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