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About CB Gems


CB Gems got its business start in an unconventional way. This is a first generation business that was started off as a motorcycle adventure. Thirty eight years ago, after CB had graduated from college, in Colorado, with an Economics and Business degree, he took off on a two year motorcycle adventure throughout Central and South America. Having an interest in rocks and minerals, his travels led him to search for jade in Guatemala, emeralds in Colombia, and numerous amethyst, aquamarine, and opal mines in Brazil. Although still an amateur he was always drawn to different mineral baring locations. While in Northern Brazil CB met two Australian opal miners. He spent three weeks there with the miners. He enjoyed the mining experience, but was still not convinced that he could make a living dealing in minerals. The miners convinced him to take a chance and to buy some cut opals and aquamarine. He then headed north and west through the Amazon and up to Caracas, Venezuela where he sold the parcel of aquamarine and opal to a few jewelry stores. The rest is history.....................