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Who are T. Barton Exotic Gemstones?

Who are T. Barton Exotic Gemstones?
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T. Barton Exotic Gemstones is a destination as well as a journey. We hope you will find us to be a source for beautiful and unique colored stones, and a means to turn those stones into a beautiful piece of wearable art.

Toby is a passionate collector of semi-precious and precious stones from around the world. He has many years of training, experience, and an eye for quality.

Toby is joined by Ric, a craftsman and a jeweler with over 40 years experience in stone setting, lost-wax casting, and fabrication. Together, they produce settings for these unique stones that protect and display them to their fullest.

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About the Stones Information about our materials

A love for color

A love for color
Just a small part of the collection.
A fascination with gemstones

T. Barton Gemstones is the culmination of a life-long journey into the history and mystique of fine colored gemstones. Many years have been invested in the collection and curation of hundreds of glittering crystals teased from the earth.

We explore the world of fine colored stones: from Ruby and Sapphire, the various shades of Garnet: Almandine, Rhodolite, Spersastite, Tsavorite, to the rainbow hues of Tourmalines, we have something that will catch your eye.

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Linda In Memoriam with Gratitude

Remembering Linda Ann Blum-Barton

Remembering Linda Ann Blum-Barton
Linda Ann Blum Barton
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1956 - 2022

Linda Blum-Barton, 66, of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at her home.

Born in Griffin, GA, she was a daughter of the late William Wesley and Mildred McLean Blum. She was a career draft person, owned and operated A Familv Affair with her husband. She was also an enthusiastic genealogist, gemologist, political activist, and

a board member Friends of Historic Woolsey.

Countless Thanksgivings

bring memories of days gone by

and blessed my journey till today.

Most, were thankful images

of the many pilgrims wandering

their winding way through time

to Fayette's holy ground,

those who made me who I am.

But few of those Thanksgivings

stand out as unforgettable to me,

like the birth of my first,

or this Thanksgiving Morn

when clearly in a dawning dream

came the name of a quiet one

seeking not fame or acclaim.

My first images of this child

who from good beginnings came,

loving mother, doting father,

a small girl at sister's knee.

Little eyes busily scan her milieu

signaling a singular curiosity,

about her world, folks and things,

the gifts of her loving Creator.

She's a storyteller at heart and core,

nurtured by caring forebears.

The narrative she's written,

filled with a depth of causes

looking to a time of justice for all,

is shaped of real experience,

the joys and pains of her life.

Her gift of breathing breath,

And pulsing heartbeats in artifacts,

lost in the passage of time,

enrich our history with

the common blood

of universal beginnings.

Her name is Linda!

Richard McLean, 24 November 2022

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