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Mal Jones
· January 25, 2018
Wow, what a ‘Gem’, pun intended. I found Baraka while looking for somewhere local to have my David Yurman Chain repaired. Well not only did they fix it, they polished it and cleaned it up and it’s now... better than new. On top of that they are awesome yo deal with, extremely helpful and courteous even when this was just a repair piece of business for them. While I do 90% of my shopping online these days, Baraka is now my go to Jewelers for my family. Check them put guys... great people, great service, great products and in ballard👍 See More
Eszter Pajor
· December 10, 2017
We wanted a unique engagement ring and were thrilled with what we received. Jamie and Shane both spent quite a bit of time with us over multiple visits. They were so friendly and helpful that we felt ...at ease during the entire process.

They were able to incorporate every custom element that we asked for. This included sending out for four of the unique stones which had the uncommon cut that we wanted. The CAD process was so quick and easy that we didn't need change anything from their original draft.

We can't say enough good things about the staff or quality of their work. Brilliant.
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Katie Cann
· December 17, 2017
Friendly and welcoming vibes as I walked in the door. Informative and understanding. Came in for the first time today to sell some jewelry I no longer wear and was very pleased with the customer ser...vice. Will be back again. See More
Jessica Westerlund
· November 3, 2017
I had my eternity ring resize and they did an amazing job! Great and fast service.
Shay Wylie Berryhill Richards
· December 21, 2016
Jamie at Baraka offered amazing customer service from the beginning to end. I had an old ring from my grandmother that wasn't exactly my style so I wanted to use the diamonds to custom make a ring. On... my initial appointment with Jamie I really didn't know what I wanted to do so he talked me through different styles and took time to explain to me and show me pictures of how all look. After taking a few days to look at pictures and decide the style that I wanted, I sent photos to Jamie and then he worked with the designer to make the ring. The final result was a beautiful ring that looked better than I even imagined it would. Jamie kept me up to date on the progress and it was finished 2 weeks ahead of estimated schedule. I will definitely be visiting Baraka again for any other jewelry needs. Thank you! See More
John Pletsch
· June 14, 2016
I was utterly thrilled to find this gem of a jewelry store. It is a perfect spot to find the kind of heirloom style jewelry my wife appreciates. Though the shop is small they offer such a broad range ...of styles through their online store. And if you can't find what you need there they even offer custom work which I am taking advantage of. I've already purchased pieces to cover every event where I need a gift for my wife for the next year. It is usually hard to find pieces for her. But not at Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry. Yes, the store and experience is stellar. But the best aspect is that a part of every sale goes to help sustain an orphanage in Africa. Thanks Jamie!! See More
Nicole McCormick
· June 27, 2017
Baraka did an incredible job with a partial rebuild and cleaning of my 1920's engagement ring. It has never looked so good! Very reasonably priced and top notch work. I will definitely be back.
Monique Atkinson
· September 15, 2015
My mom first contacted Jamie about getting her ring appraised and had such a great experience that I also worked with Baraka to get my engagement ring fixed. We are from Alaska, so finding a good jewe...lry company that we could trust and work with from afar was pretty nerve-racking. Jamie kept me updated regularly throughout the entire process and I was very pleased with how fast my ring was fixed and sent back to me in Alaska. I would definitely recommend Baraka for any out-of-state people looking for a reliable jewelry company. I will definitely be going back to Baraka for any future jewelry inquiries. See More
Keenan Bennett
· January 3, 2015
My search began about 10 months ago, seeking out a local jeweler that would help me create a ring that no one had ever heard of. I went to about 20 different places and had zero luck finding someone t...hat would work with sea glass. After a very frustrating experience with multiple jewelers looking to "up-sell" me into a diamond, I came across Jamie at Baraka. From the moment we first spoke on the phone, I knew this guy was different. We scheduled a time to meet, and got the opportunity to come to his beautiful showroom in Ballard.

What is very different about Jamie is the fact that he talks less and lets you find what you want. He is a masterful communicator that gives you the chance to search for the solution, while simply providing guidance in the process. After a couple of visits with Jamie, we came to an agreement with what we were looking to accomplish with this custom Sea Glass engagement ring. When I eventually asked my lovely fiance to marry me, she was blown away with what we had created together.

Jamie is very knowledgeable and really cares about the clients that he works with. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again, Jamie.

Baraka,

Keenan B.
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Roberta Maxson
· September 16, 2015
Baraka Gems are beautiful. When I am there, the service is authentic. I love the way the staff presents themselves and their gems. The services are of quality, knowledge and professionalism.
I re...commend Baraka Gems to all, who are looking for that special GEM.
Best if all, they are located in Ballard.
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Maria Andrus
· September 4, 2015
Jamie and his assistant (sorry I forgot her name) are amazing! They have gorgeous and unique jewelry, and their customer service is above and beyond. When I go there I literally feel like I've come ho...me. You have to visit to understand! Some day if I ever fall in love and get engaged, this is where I'll go to get my wedding set. See More
Theresa J Sheridan Bergquist
· January 8, 2016
Jamie and his staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Baraka's for a personalized experience you can feel great about. Jamie also does an incredible job of valuin...g gold you may want to sell. Theresa See More
Valerie Wilson
· July 28, 2014
♡ Amazing service, fabulous work! Met Jaime at The Ballard Seafood Fest, went to his shop for appraisal, repair and resizing my grandmother's ring. Could not be happier! Also has a great giving bac...k philosophy of his business and has beautiful antique and custom jewelry for sale. Happy Happy Happy! See More
Sophie Claire Paige
· July 18, 2014
Thank you so much the ring is absolutely stunning and exactly what I wanted, the alteration is perfect and it arrived so fast!!!! Have recommended you already x thank you for everything :)
Reade Selle
· June 3, 2017
Excellent customer service, had the lapis that I wanted.
Jason Shanley
July 20, 2012
So great to see the article on Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry in the news today. What a wonderful company this is for supporting children who otherwise would have little to no hope for the future. Mak...e Baraka your first choice for precious jewelry and make a difference in the world. See More
Baba Njeri
· July 24, 2014
You are doing a wonderful project.
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This just in...the kitchen building is done at Baraka Orphanage in Kosele, Kenya. Charles Juma has a special thank you message in this brief video for all our customers and supporters. It's because of everyone connected to Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry that projects like this are possible. We are sending another $2000 over this week to help extend the perimeter wall! Thanks for everyone's support!! www.barakagems.com
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Best deal in America on Apophylite! Shipping to the Seattle studio INCLUDED!! White Apophylite and Stilbite in the cavity: Regularly - $1000. Tucson Special $495. Smaller Green Apophylite: Regularly - $1300. Tucson Special $650. Big Green Apophylite: Regularly $3000. Tucson Special $1495.
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Today I’m at the world renowned Tucson Gem Show with Eric Baunwart, the President of Columbia Gem House. Columbia is one of our favorite dealers focused on ethically sourced material. Today we are showcasing three pieces with show prices this week only! Comment at the bottom of the post if you’re interested. Here they are... 3mm Round Teal Montana Sapphire Regular price is $120/ea. Show price is $85/ea. 14k White Gold 11mm Cortez Pearl Pendant Regular price is $4500. Show price is $3500. 1.44ct Cushion Cut Seafoam Green Tourmaline Regular price is $1100. Show price is $865.
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George Smith was Jamie Jockwig's mentor. (both pictured)

George, the owner of Phil's Jewelry in Ballard, is a big part of why Baraka exists today. The two men met through a mutual connection at the time when Jamie was developing his strategy to help orphans in Kenya in 2009.

#TBT #ThankfulThursday #ThrowbackThursday

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Another beautiful gem from the Tucson Gem Show hanging out in our Baraka Studio waiting for a new home!

Be sure to turn on the “HD” on your mobile device or computer for the best video.

Natural 1.76ct Round Color Change Blue/Violet Sapphire. This piece is a stunner! It goes from blueberry blue to grape violet. Check out the pics in the comment section to see more of the color change.

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Let us know if you’re interested!

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Gemstones are in from Tucson! Check out this gorgeous 1.45ct trillion cut mint green Grossular Garnet. We have it in the Baraka studio in Ballard as of right now. Stop on in, or comment with questions and reactions.

*Don’t forget to hit the “HD” button on your computer or mobile device to see the video in High Definition!

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I’m back from Tucson, but fully loaded with some gorgeous stones you’ll see in the days weeks ahead. Before I wrap up my trip to the Gem Show, I wanted to highlight one more dealer.

This is Lisa. She runs Sapphires of Montana. They are an arm of Columbia Gem House, and sell some of the most gorgeous ethically sourced Montana Sapphire on the market. Look at the amazing cut on the bright canary yellow sapphire in the pics. If you are interested in any of these stones, or other Montana Sapphire, please get in touch. We’ve got access to some of the most gorgeous stones in the country!

At Baraka Gemstones And Jewelry, we love love.

#ValentinesDay #BeMine #GetASitter

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Jamie coming to you from Tucson again. Just a few days left for me here at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

This will be my last video with one of our favorite gemstone dealers. This is Bruce Bridges. His father founded and his family mines the world renowned Tsavorite in Kenya. I had the privilege of visiting their camp and the mines in 2016. In the comment section you’ll see some pics of my trip and some of a ring we set a gorgeous piece of Tsavorite in. I hope to someday bring some clients with me to see the mines, and experience all the wonders of Kenya.

We showcase a number of pieces of this gorgeous green Tsavorite in our studio. Get in contact if you’re interested!

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Coming to Baraka: Two-toned unique and beautifully colored stones called Ametrine. They are a completely natural stone that is a mix of Amethyst and Citrine. Perfect colors for Husky fans!

Prices run between $45 per stone and $150.

#husky #UofW

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Hey everybody! Jamie here at the Tucson Gem Show again. I was having some problems with Facebook Live, so I thought I would come to you with a video we just shot.

We’re showcasing three pieces again today. Sorry for bobbling the stones in the tweezers a couple times . Man those Gemstones are lively!

Comment below if you’re interested. Here they are...

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2.24ct Emerald Cut Lavender Spinel from Sri Lanka
Regular price is $4900. Show price is $3500.

3.96ct Cushion Cut Manderin Garnet from Nigeria
Regular price is $7000. Show price is $4600.

2.50ct Round Lavender Spinel from Sri Lanka
Regular price is $5700. Show price is $3800.

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Hey everybody. I hope you’re all doing well. Just wanted to let you know that I won’t be going live today. My voice ran off someplace last night. I’m hoping by tomorrow that it will be back in action so I can interview two more dealers we love working with. Until then, here’s a view of the Tucson sunset from last night, and one of my favorite museum quality mineral specimens. Yes, that is a perfectly terminated natural aquamarine crystal in the center of the piece! Hope to broadcast again tomorrow. - Jamie

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We’re back live at the Tucson Gem Show!

Today I’m with Sheahan Stephens looking at some of his gorgeous Sapphires.

Here are the details and show prices this week only. Comment below if you’re interested.

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2.49ct Cushion Cut Untreated Peach Sapphire
Regular price is $5000. Show price is $3950.

.90ct Round Untreated Purple Sapphire
Regular price $1350. Show price is $950.

1.60ct Oval Heated Medium Cornflower Blue Sapphire
Regular price $1800. Show price is $1450.

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Today I’m at the world renowned Tucson Gem Show with Eric Baunwart, the President of Columbia Gem House. Columbia is one of our favorite dealers focused on ethically sourced material.

Today we are showcasing three pieces with show prices this week only! Comment at the bottom of the post if you’re interested. Here they are...

3mm Round Teal Montana Sapphire...
Regular price is $120/ea. Show price is $85/ea.

14k White Gold 11mm Cortez Pearl Pendant
Regular price is $4500. Show price is $3500.

1.44ct Cushion Cut Seafoam Green Tourmaline
Regular price is $1100. Show price is $865.

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