Jan became interested in cutting gems as the result of finding many gemstones with his family in the mountains of Colorado. After joining the local rock club, he learned to grind and polish cabachons then found his niche with faceting stones. His skills in 3D computer graphics and attention to precision have lent themselves to the art well.
Jan enjoys cutting Colorado stones (aquamarine, topaz, peridot and quartz) but particularly loves to work with garnets from all over the world. Besides natural materials, he finds stones that change colors to be appealing and surprising in their results.
Jan resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and two daughters, all avid Rockhounds!
The Green Gem Connection
A new MSABI Well in Tanzania funded by Green Gem Foundation in collaboration with Generous Sponsors. Project completion estimated September-October 2012.
Sale of a gem that was a faceting donation by Jan Barglowski.
Singida Zircon 6.01 ct Faceted by Jan Barglowski for Green Gem Foundation.
This gem is one of the first showcase pieces. 100% of the sale price will directly be applied to one of our new projects in Tanzania and Kenya.