Purchasing Beautiful Gemstone Material at the Source

Vol. 1 – Marquise-cut Rubies

SUWA Classic Jewelry uses rare, high-quality gemstone components that are procured at the source where they are polished and produced.

Here we introduce the local buying process for high-end rubies and sapphires that are required for SUWA to create beautiful jewelry.

Marquise-cut Rubies

Here we follow the procurement of 7mm x 3.5mm marquise-cut rubies, one of SUWA’s standard sizes. Rubies that satisfy SUWA’s quality standards are carefully selected from parcels of the finest qualities.

Oval-cut Sapphires

This video follows the procurement of 5mm x 4mm oval-cut sapphires, another standard SUWA size. Through careful evaluation of the color’s tone, we select sapphires that will exhibit their most beautiful blue color when set in jewelry.

Pink Sapphires

SUWA’s pink sapphires exhibit a magnificently beautiful color. We take you on a buying trip for these pink sapphires.

  • Vol. 3 – Pink Sapphires
    Vol. 3 – Pink Sapphires
    will be uploaded in January 2018

Round-cut Rubies

A look at the purchasing of round-cut rubies from Myanmar (Burma) that exhibit a high degree of nearly pure red color. Production of high-quality Burmese rubies is declining each year, making procurement difficult.

  • Vol. 4 – Round-cut Rubies
    Vol. 4 – Round-cut Rubies
    will be uploaded in February 2018

Oval-cut Rubies

Join us as we purchase oval-cut rubies from Myanmar with a nearly pure red color. Many of these have surface-reaching imperfections, making careful inspection necessary.

  • Vol. 5 – Oval-cut Rubies
    Vol. 5 – Oval-cut Rubies
    will be uploaded in March 2018

Baguette-cut Rubies

With top-quality baguette-cut rubies also being highly sought after by Europe’s luxury watch makers, manufacturers from around the world compete fiercely for these gemstones. Here we follow the purchase of high-end baguette-cut rubies, which are facing declining production.

  • Vol. 6 – Baguette-cut Rubies
    Vol. 6 – Baguette-cut Rubies
    will be uploaded in April 2018