Jocalia Palatium™, your source for jewels, gemstones and wearable art. We are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
We source coloured gemstones as a wholesaler for other industry professionals such as goldsmiths, jewellers and jewellery designers. Please contact us at 613-882-0217 or email@example.com for a wholesale price of our gems, or to arrange for a private viewing. Our gems can be viewed online at gems.jocaliapalatium.com Gem colour can be different from one computer screen to the other. We recommend that you view gemstones in person.
We also commission limited numbers of jewellery products from goldsmiths and master smiths in Canada for retail. Our jewellery products are 100% locally made in Canada (with imported gemstones) by Canadians. In most cases, they are one-of-a-kind or original one-off jewellery that you can be certain no one else has.
At Jocalia Palatium™, we endeavour to provide accurate disclosure: disclosing whether stones are natural untreated, natural treated, natural simulants, or synthetics (laboratory-created).
For the finer quality gem products (which we affectionately refer to as ‘jewels’), we will seek confirmation of authenticity from an independent gem testing lab at the buyer’s request. For commercial quality stones (for which we use the generic term ‘gemstones’), the cost of independent lab testing could prove prohibitive. In cases where the cost is considered too high to warrant such independent testing, we will nonetheless endeavour to conduct our in-house testing and disclose our findings as accurately and honestly as possible. To this effect, please consider the following important caveats: It should be explained that gemmologists are not laboratory scientists. We have a Registered Gemologist on-site who graduated from the International School of Gemology. It is important to us that we accurately describe the quality of the product being sold. We use gemmological tools and equipment such as a microscope, a polariscope, a dichroscope, a refractometer, and a loupe, in our gem identification.
Jocalia Palatium™ wishes to deal in both fine quality gemstones (which we affectionately refer to as jewels) and commercial quality products (to which we refer by using the general term gemstones). While we will focus primarily on both untreated and treated natural products, we may occasionally deal in created products (synthetic) or simulants (natural stones but of another type). Nonetheless, we will make the appropriate disclosure. The reason we may occasionally deal in synthetic products and simulants is because these products, while not the natural product, still have an inherent value. In fact, some simulants can command prices that nearly equal the natural product by reason of their inherent beauty, durability, wearability, and rarity. It should be mentioned that not all simulants are lab-created products and that most are natural gem stones in their own right. Regardless of the case, we will endeavour to make the appropriate disclosure to our customers.
Jocalia Palatium™ is not a gemmological testing laboratory nor is it an educational institution. This does not stop us, however, from testing in-house all gem products that become part of our inventory and of sharing with you, our customers, whatever information we may have with respect to various gem products.