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About GemWerx

GemWerx is a trading name of TI & DJ Wilks Pty Ltd, ABN 42 112 071 084.

GemWerx will never be a full blown business, it is merely a way of financing our hobby through sales of gemstones that I cut.  I am however, very particular about the material I purchase and the gems that I cut. I will not claim to be the best faceter in the world but I do take great care to ensure that all gems that I cut are able to be classified as ‘precision cut’.

In addition to my precision gems my Wife, Dianne,  includes a number of other non-gemstone related items.  We sell these items at various gem shows and events.

About the Gem Cutter

I am an aircraft Instrument Fitter by trade and an Avionics Engineer by profession. I was introduced to the lapidary hobby in the mid-60s by my Mother and Father and learned to facet on a Halls faceting machine when I was 15.

My career has been quite varied, starting out as an Instrument Fitter in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and after commissioning finishing my career in the RAAF as an Avionics Engineer.  After a little over 20 years I then moved on to become a Senior Project Manager with a global Information Technology (IT) firm for a little under nine years after which I became a Managing Partner for an IT Solutions start-up.  Finally, with some partners, I founded a Logistics/ Engineering Solutions and two related software companies before retiring in mid-2017.

While I pottered around with faceting during my working years I never seriously pursued the hobby. I was reintroduced to it over a decade ago when my Daughter decided she wanted to join a club and I then purchased a couple of upgraded machines (a Gemmasta and a Jersey Instruments Tom Thumb). Since then I have retired and have formed relationships with suppliers of rough gemstone material from around the world.


PO Box 336, Rosewood, 4340, QLD, Australia
Phone: +61 439 909 189
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