Buena Vista Gem Works of Colorado - Fine Gemstones, Jewelry, Minerals, and Rockhunting Information


BVGW has been in business for over 40 years faceting and selling fine colored gemstones.
You will see the difference in our gemstones.


Specializing in Colorado Gemstones and Minerals

Mt Antero Aqumarine

The State of Colorado has a large variety of gemstones and minerals. In the collection you will find Mt Antero Aquamarine, Badger Creek Periodot, Pikes Peak Topaz, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Amazonite, Columbine Blue Agate, Turquoise, and other rare Colorado gemstones.

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U.S.A. and World Wide Gemstones


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Amethyst * Andalusite * Apatite * Aquamarine * Beryl * Chrysoberyl * Fuorite * Green, Orange, Red, Pink, Yellow, Gold, White Garnet * Goshenite * Heliodor * Iolite * Kunzite * Morganite * Opal * Peridot * Rhodochrosite * Rose Quartz * Ruby * Rutilated Quartz * Sapphire *Scapolite * Smoky Quartz * Spinel * Sunstone * Tanzanite * Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Yellow Tourmaline * Topaz * Zircon

Unusual and Rare Gemstones


Rare & Unusual Gemstones for Jewelry & Collectors

I have cut a variety of rare and collector gemstones over the past 40 years for myself, other gemstone dealers, and individual collectors. You will see some of my gemstones in a museum, on the table of gemstone dealers at a gemshow, in a gemstone magazine, and on display by collectors.

Handcrafted Jewelry

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Check out our handcrafted wire-wrapped pendants that were made with Colorado and other locations cabochons. We have pendants made with Colorado Columbine Blue Agates and Colorado turquoise, agates from around the world, and other beautiful gems set in silver mountings. All of our jewelry are one-of-a-kind pieces.


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A variety of custom-cut cabs for sale to make your own wire-wrapped or silver-mounted jewelry. My specialty is Colorado turquoise and Colorado Columbine Blue Agate but I also have a large variety of other cabs from domestic and foreign sources.


Above and Beyond Quality

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but quality should never be compromised. See the difference well-cut gemstones can make. Most of our larger and higher grade gemstones are American custom cut by me. Even most of the smaller or less-valuable stones are cut by the highest skilled overseas american trained cutters using modern equipment because we care so much about quality. No matter what type of gemstone, jewelry, or mineral you're looking for, BVGW guarantees it with a money back or exchange guarantee. See our Terms and Conditions page for more details.

About Robert

Buena Vista Gem Works is owned by Robert Spomer and has been in business for over 45 years cutting and selling fine gemstones, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and collecting, trading, and selling agates and minerals. Robert has been acclaimed by numerous dealers and jewelers for his faceting skills. He estimates he has custom cut or repaired over 30,000 gemstones in his career for gemstone dealers, mine owners, collectors, private individuals and museums. He has even had gemstones displayed in magazines. Many of BVGW's minerals and agates for sale have been self-collected. He is also pictured in the famous book by Mark Jacobson, "Antero Aquamarines". See our About Me page for more information about Robert and BVGW.


Buena Vista Gem Works is located in the majestic central mountains of Colorado, close to the famous Mt. Antero. We have an online store only and do not have a retail shop open for visitation or shopping in person. We occasionally may sell on eBay or other outlets. See our Contact Page on how to contact us and how to order.

Thank you for taking time to visit my website which was personally designed and setup by I and my wife. I hope you enjoyed your stay and gained some knowledge about Colorado gemstones, minerals, and rockhunting in Colorado.

I welcome any question about any of our products for sale. The best way to contact me is to send me an email or text so that I can give you the personal service that I like to give. I am frequently in the field, in the shop, or otherwise not around a phone, so email or text works best most of the time. If you have a question about a particular piece, please mention the stock number or other identifiable property.