Welcome to Joopy Gems! My name is Julia Aufenast and I’m on a mission to make the world a more beautiful place, one shiny, sparkly stone at a time! I supply a range of gemstones and pearls, and I am particularly strong in rose cuts and cabochons. My customers range from hobbyists to professional jewellery companies and i will supply anything from 1 stone to 1000+. Based in beautiful and fascinating Hong Kong, I have been operating since 2010.
I came to Hong Kong in 2009 as a psychologist who made jewellery on the side. Like many designers, I found that I enjoyed using rose cuts and cabochons, but I struggled to find a good range of stones anywhere. In particular, I had found problems with quality, as traditionally cabochons are cut from less good material. Joopy Gems began when I realised that there was a wider market for such stones and I set up an Etsy shop and website, specialising in rose cuts and cabochons. I made it my mission to plug this gap in the market, to offer an extensive range of gemstones, sizes and cuts, and to offer them in high quality material. Hong Kong is a gem centre, so I started seeking out and making contact with suppliers and cutters. As time has gone by I have increased my range, experimenting with different gemstones, sizes and shapes, and I now stock a good range of standard brilliant cuts and pearls, most cut to my specifications. My latest additions have been a carefully curated selection of designer beads. I am always expanding my range and love to hear from customers who have suggestions for new and different products.
As my inventory has grown, so has my knowledge and I have studied to GIA Graduate Gemologist status, and continue to increase my knowledge as a member of their Continuing Education programme.
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