Collectible cabochons at Ploy Stone Shop
AUTHENTIC gemstones are not for everybody. So if you're a gems enthusiast - whether you're here or abroad - you definitely need to visit Ploy Stone Shop.
Ploy Stone Shop which is based in Cagayan de Oro City sells gemstones, colored stones and pearls.
But beyond Cagayan de Oro, the clients of Ploy Stone Shop come from all over the country because real gem collectors know true authentic stones.
That's because the owner of Ploy Stone Shop Dr. Michael Thomas Ricarte has been a stones enthusiast since childhood.
By adulthood, he pursued his hobby side by side with his radiologic practice.
In fact, Dr. Ricarte possesses two certificates from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America - applied jewelry professional and colored stone essentials.
In modern use, the precious stones are emerald, ruby, sapphire and diamond. The first characteristic a gemologist uses to identify a gemstone is its chemical composition. They are also characterized according to refractive index, dispersion, specific gravity, hardness, cleavage, fracture and luster.
The showroom of Ploy Stone Shop is located at Door 1, One Macario Suite, JR Borja Extension, Cagayan de Oro City. They are open Mkndays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.