Your Brilliant Choice Awaits

Your Brilliant Choice Awaits

Family owned and operated since 1989, our store always provides beautiful jewelry that exceed the expectations of our customers. We specialize in rings, earrings, pendants, plus custom handcrafted pieces.

When you visit our store and choose a quality gem or stone, we share educational insight so you know the jewelry's source and value, as well as the process of crafting our fine jewelry.

The cost of the gem or stone should never prevent any customer from acquiring a memorable, handcrafted piece from our store. We provide several affordable plans so you can buy now — and pay later.

Your trusted jewelry experts.

Gem Source was founded in 1989 by Jim Salyer in Lexington, Kentucky with an emphasis on high quality, genuine and colored gems - including sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, and more - in addition to finely crafted custom jewelry.

Gem Source started and continues to be a family-operated store. Jim ensures quality in each piece of jewelry. In addition, he focuses on the customer experience and education around his gems and stones. You will learn something new each time you visit his store.

Quality First in Each Crafted Piece

As members of the prestigious organizations listed below, Gem Source is committed to an international network of jewelry professionals who adhere to the strictest standards of quality and ethical trade practices.

We are proud members of:

  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni Association
  • Jewelers of America (JA)
  • American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

For any inquiries on available items and featured jewelry, be sure to visit our store in Lexington, Kentucky. You may also contact us using our Contact Form.

We thank you for taking the time to visit Gem Source.

Owner Jim Salyer is a registered GIA gemologist. Together with his wife Gerry and their two sons, Ian and Lucas, they share the fascinating world of jewelry in-person and their online community.

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Briget WhitakerBriget Whitaker
18:16 27 Jul 22
Jim was just fantastic to work with! He was able to duplicate a family ring for me and it was stunning. Jim is very knowledgeable and professional and... delivers a finished product that will last for years to more
Rebecca DoehringRebecca Doehring
14:57 18 Jun 22
Working with Jim was such a pleasure. He worked hard to create a replica of a family ring & absolutely perfected it. 🙏🏼💞 The customer... service & workmanship is impeccable! Thank you Jim! So much!read more
Amanda HigginbothamAmanda Higginbotham
00:53 29 Mar 22
Gem source was able to repair and resize my wedding set on site in less than 48 hours. The bands were misshapen from years of wear and the stone was becoming... loose on my engagement ring. When I picked my rings up they looked brand new. Great, friendly and fast service!read more
If you are looking for one of a kind, new or upgrade i have no doubt Jim at Gem Source can make it happen. Jim did a wonderful job finding the perfect diamond... to upgrade my current wedding rings. He surpassed my expectations on size, quality, value and price. I let him know what I was looking for and he showed me several to choose from. In the end I chose a beautiful diamond with a small flaw on the outer edge that he covered with a prong when it was set. Beyond excited with the new addition!!!Love the knowledge of jewelry and diamonds. Locally owned so jewelry always stays on hand!read more
Ashley BackerAshley Backer
17:02 07 Feb 22
A family owned and operated jewelry store in Lexington where genuine kindness and top notch service are exemplified! Jim created rings for my daughters that... aren’t just beautiful but EXACTLY what we asked for. I highly recommend Gem Source. The Salyer family will take care of all your jewelry more
Will SmithWill Smith
16:53 25 Nov 21
I HIGHLY recommend Gem Source. Knowing that purchasing an engagement ring is an important life decision, Jim takes the time to educate, listen, and recommend... the perfect ring for your financial situation. Jim was nothing less than a class act — very responsive, professional, and thoughtful. He really cares about his clients and was happy to hear that my fiancé described my purchase as her “dream ring.” I am confident that you will be pleased with Gem Source and will find a ring that will blow her more
Cookie MillerCookie Miller
18:17 01 Nov 21
I have to say I am so grateful I chose the team at Gem Source to design my customer ring. Jim managed to use diamonds I had that were very sentimental to me... and create a beautiful ring. I have had so many compliments on this piece in the short time I have had it. Thank you Gem Source for being so patient with my requests and for meeting them to the tee! Top notch serviceread more
Nate SmithNate Smith
16:53 14 Jul 21
Got my fiancee's ring here a few months back and they were great. Super helpful and reasonably priced.
Jaelyn SperaJaelyn Spera
00:02 18 Jun 21
Wonderful, trustworthy customer service. Jim and his family are amazing!