Beija-flor Gems

Maui Gems or Beija-flor Gems has been in the business of supplying customers with the finest and best value in colored gemstones from all over the world for more than 30 years. Our start was in Brazil, where we source:
Alexandrite, Emerald, Aquamarine, Tourmaline
and where we happened to be when the beautiful and extremely rare
Paraiba Tourmaline

made it's first appearance on the market. 

We were completely blown away by this stone and became heavily involved in bringing this stone to the public

Beija-flor means "hummingbird" in the Portuguese language of Brazil and is also the name of the premier Samba Club in Rio with which we had ties. But Brazil is by no means the only locale that we search in our endevor to always have something special.

Our 30 years spent in Colorado helped put us in contact with the incredible gem...
Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado which has closed to mining.
After buying and selling many fine gems of this material over the years, we ended up buying ALL of the cutting rough and will be producing faceted stones by the World’s best cutters as well as cabochons, polished rhombohedrons, and even a broad range of rhodo specimens.

We will have available for purchase on this site facet and cabachon stones, and jewelry designed by Patricia Van Wagoner. 
From time to time we will be adding new designs and materials so please, bookmark this site and check back on our progress. We're sure that you will find something to fall in love with.

Of course, we can’t feature everything on this site, so if there is something you’d like that you don’t see, email us or call 808-573-4845, but be aware of the time difference. Hawaii is 2 hours behind California in winter and 3 hours in summer. 

Jepara Pallasite

Jepara Pallasite is crystalized with “bubbles” of gem Peridot (olivine) dispersed within the original nickel iron matrix that has converted to Magnetite over it’s many millions of years in our oxygen rich atmosphere.

It was discovered in Java in 2008. It has probably been on Earth 600 to 700 million years.

TITAN METIS Jepara Pallisite face

Only about 1% of all meteorites found are of the Pallasite classification with their combination of metal and precious stone. They originally come from the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Faceted Peridot from Jepara Pallasite Meteorite

Seymchan Pallasite was discovered in the Madagan region of Russia in 1967. Its Peridot is surrounded by coarse octahedral nickel iron that has not yet oxidized. It is considered a very stable and rust resistant pallasite.
Origin: Deep Space

Each watch dial is unique and older than any other substance on Earth....

All Made in Germany with Swiss Quartz movements, except the 2 Automatics that are movements from Japan.

All watches are Water Resistant to 50 meters (except Atik which is good to 100 meters or 10 atm) with a 2 year warranty on movements, mineral and sapphire crystals. 

Very sharp looking. 

 “A watch full of cosmic energy from 4.5 billion years of space travel.”
                         ........Happy customer 
 “The coolest thing around.”
                                 Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter

All come with laminated info cards with statistics about each meteorite occurrence. Some, not all, have Troilite inclusions, a mineral that is FeS with no oxygen molecule attached to the S. Can only occur in Outer Space or a total vacuum. 

The 2012 Spring Edition of Gems and Gemology (GIA's fabulous periodical) referenced these watches in their "Seen at Tucson" section.


The Muonionalusta Meteorite was first discovered in 1906 in Norrbotten, Kiruna, Sweden at coordinates 67°48’N,23°6’E. 
It has been on Earth through 4 Ice Ages, 800 thousand to over 1 million years.

Formed during the “Big Bang,” it is much older than any rocks native to our Planet Earth.

The Muonionalusta Meteorite exhibits the fascinating Widmanstätten Pattern.

Widmanstätten Pattern

Widmanstätten Pattern is the crystallization that occurs in nickel iron meteorites as a result of 
very slow cooling from the molten stage when our universe was formed approximately 
4.57 Billion years ago. Scientists theorize that the Widmanstätten Pattern is
a result of a cooling process from 1 degree celsius every 1 million years!

Many of the watch dials also contain Troilite inclusions which is an element that can only be 
formed in a vacuum, as well as Stishovite that is formed under sudden impact pressures 
in space(collisions with asteroids, planetoids, etc.) before entering our atmosphere.



 To see an interesting graphic of this click here.

Russian Meteorite

Peruvian blue opal, pink sapphire and pearl necklace with 22K gold.

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