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Gem Source Inc. – Diamonds in Lexington KY

Gem Source was founded in 1989 by Jim Salyer, a registered gemologist (GIA) from Lexington, KY, With the emphasis on high quality genuine gems, sapphire, emerald, diamond, etc., and finely crafted custom jewelry. Jim felt the tradition of celebrating key moments in peoples’ lives with gifts of fine jewelry, future heirloom pieces, should be held to higher standards than the usual price point merchandising and marketing often used by typical jewelry outlets.

Gem Source is still a family owned and operated single store operation, employing Jim & Gerry Salyer and their two sons, Ian and Lucas. Gem Source moved to its current location at 368 Southland Drive in Lexington in 2001.

As members of the prestigious organizations listed below, Gem Source is committed to an international network of jewelry professionals who adhere to the strictest standards of quality and ethical trade practices.

We are proud members of:

  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni Association
  • Jewelers of America (JA)
  • American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

When is the best time of the year to buy an engagement ring?

At Gem Source we take great pride in educating our customers on all aspects of engagement rings, such as how to select the perfect stone and learning about stone quality. We received the following question from a prospective customer.... When is the best time of the...

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What Are the Most Important Factors When Buying a Diamond?

The number one question I get, besides “How much is it?” is which of the Four C’s (cut, color, clarity and carat weight) is the most important when buying a ring. I generally like to talk about all four of the diamond quality factors. It helps facilitate questions from the customers that are focused on the true elements of deciding what diamond to choose.

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone. Aquamarine stones are the blue members of the mineral beryl, which the green varieties are known as emeralds. Unlike they're green cousins, aquamarines are typically nearly flawless. The buyer’s color preference varies by...

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Jewelry Appraisal: What You Need To Know

There are many reasons to have jewelry appraised by a professional gemologist. You might need an appraisal to add that new engagement ring you just purchased to your homeowners insurance policy, or you might need to know the value of an inherited piece of jewelry...

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November Birthstones – Topaz and Citrine

While most months are represented by only one gemstone, individuals born in November can choose from either topaz or citrine. These two sunny gemstones are both known for their calming energies and bringing warmth and fortune to those who wear them. While topaz and...

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What a great shop! Has a touch of everything and Jim really, really knows his stuff.

Mike A.

Satisfied Customer

Can’t tell you how many times Jim has helped me out in a pinch to find that perfect gift…

Toni C.

Satisfied Customer

They do the best work here! I’m in love with the wedding ring that they helped me create!

Mollie R.

Satisfied Customer