About TMS Gems
In 1980 Tom Schneider began selling facet rough to both the commercial cutter and the hobbyist from his office in San Diego, California. Since then, in pursuit of the finest gem material to be offered at the most reasonable price, he has traveled the world making valuable contacts with miners and trades people. Catalogued here are his personal finds from East Africa, Brazil, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Russia. United States and other global localities are well represented as well. In this stock are not only facet rough but also cut gemstones and now--minerals. A third generation Californian, Tom spent his younger years within the sphere of his parents rock and mineral shop. With a passion for colored stones and gem crystals he has devoted his career to the gem trade, incorporating a philosophy of honesty and integrity in his business dealings. You will enjoy working with his team.