Steve Moriarty of Moriarty’s Gem Art Shares Gem Cutting Adventures With Jewelry Navigator

Steve Moriarty is an accomplished gemstone cutter and jeweler in Crown Point, Indiana, about an hour southeast of Chicago.

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Steve’s story begins with early childhood memories of collecting rocks in his wagon near railroad tracks close to his home. 

A passionate interest in rocks and gems followed him to college, when he took jewelry arts classes at Ball State University.

9.57 ct tanzanite set in 18kt yellow gold ring, exclusive to

FYI Moriarty Gem Arts also creates beautiful gemstone fine jewelry using the gems faceted by Steve Moriarty!

Soon after, he joined his older brother in a small gemstone importing business serving fine jewelry stores in the midwest.

More Gems, and Moriarty Gem Arts has one of the most comprehensive fine tanzanite faceted gemstones competitively priced for any interest level.

Steve generously shares his gemstone and faceting expertise on their YouTube channel, More Gems.

Steve’s gemstone and jewelry legacy continues, as his family joined him in the business with custom jewelry design, repair, fabrication, marketing, and online services.

You can hear Steve’s full story on Jewelry Navigator Podcast, and how he transfroms gem rough into exceptional gemstones ready to enjoy in jewelry or collections.

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Find Moriarty Gem Arts at and their exclusive collection of expertly faceted tanzanite gemstones and jewelry at

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