Our Story

KashmirBlue founder Eddie Cleveland is a science graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and former gemologist for the Switzerland GemResearch lab GRS.  After serving as a US Army Ranger in the 90's, he traveled to Kashmir and settled for more than 10 years living in local villages of that region. It was during this total immersion in the Kashmiri culture that he was introduced to the Kashmir sapphire and became a knowledgeable expert in the field. Now almost twenty five years later, he’s regarded as a leading specialist in the ruby & sapphire niche but collects and trades other gemstones as well.