We’re where the raw material is mined

We directly select the most beautiful raw natural stones in their places of origin. Stones are then processed in Sanda’s Italian and Southeast Asian cutting factories. Our volumes are at such a level to guarantee excellent buying conditions and continuative provisioning. This is the reason why we have become reliable suppliers searched by the most important brands of the Italian and international jewellery sector. Our selection around the world of raw materials is extremely rigorous and allows us to provide our clients with an extraordinary range of natural and synthetic stones: corundum, spinel, beryl, tourmaline, garnet, aquamarine, and all the quartz, cubic zirconia, hydrothermal quartz and semiprecious stones of all types with customized cuts.

We give to material the shape of dreams

Our cutting factories are located all over the world in the countries with a manufacturing history in the field. Mainly they are located in the Far East, thanks to consolidated relations with highly professional manufacturing realities, and in Italy where we are operating through a specialized cutting laboratory. Thanks to the high skilled cutters based in each cutting factory, we can guarantee to our clients a wide range of services: from industrial production to exclusive production of unique pieces, till prototyping service to realize samples in a very short time, using different and precious materials.

Natural Stones

Today they represent our pride, from the finding of the raw to the cut. We are able to offer our customers a wide variety of materials, which we cut and combine according to their indications. We are always looking for new materials to continue pushing towards innovation without ignoring the power of tradition. We work alongside the style centres of the companies we serve, making our know-how on materials and trends available to designers and always trying to discover new finishes. In recent years we have promoted the use of doublets, combinations of stones that enhance the materials and introduce new colours, thanks to daring combinations.

Synthetic Stones

Since the advent, during the last century, of more accurate methods for the study of the properties of minerals and crystals used for ornamental purposes, scientist made many attempts to artificially produce exact copies.

Synthetic gems must have the same chemical composition as natural gemstones of the same species. Furthermore, to have commercial importance, they must be obtained in crystals large enough to be cut and cheaper than natural materials.

The methods used for the synthesis and growth of the crystals are numerous, from the methods based on the simultaneous use of high temperatures and high pressures, to the growth from a molten material having the same composition as the desired crystal, to the crystallization from a solution which can be watery, as in the hydrothermal method used for the creation of synthetic quartz.

Imitation or artificial Stones

The imitation of precious objects obtained with substances of much lesser value dates back to prehistoric times, these materials have always been used to make grains, pendants and rings, for the creation of everyday jewelry.

With the expression "imitation stones" we tend to identify all those artificial stones that do not imitate any existing gem. Today, mostly, the imitation stones used in the jewelry and fashion bijoux field are glasses and plastic materials.
Recently, a special glass - commercially called optical fiber - is also used, which imitate the natural chatoyancy of some natural stones.

The range of colors available and imitations of natural stones is extremely wide. Thanks to the very competitive prices these materials are becoming popular in the goldsmith sector thanks to the increasingly important role that innovation and creativity are playing in the latest trends, unlike the past in which tradition defined the characteristics deterministically and the consequent value of the objects that could be considered jewelry.