The son of an American missionary, John Dyer spent his entire childhood in Brazil. He inherited his passion for stones from his father and learned the basics of working with stones.
Back in the United States, father and son Dyer decided to open their own business and start trading in precious stones. They bought emeralds and aquamarines from Zambia especially for that purpose, but the quality of the stones was very poor.
In 1996 John bought the first Ultra Tec cutting machine. He cuts all of the stones he buys himself. By trial and error he is mastering already known methods of processing minerals and develops his own unique technologies of cutting: Radial Ray, Dreamscape, Super Nova and Vortex. John patented all of them and in the future supplemented them with new details and techniques, continuing to perfect his skill.
Three years later Dyer invented his own machine allowing to make concave cut stones.
The skill of the jeweler-cutter has been highly appreciated by the experts. Since 2002, John has received over 40 different awards. Among them, the most – 37 pieces – are from the AGTA’s expert association.
Particularly impressive is the master-cut citrine, for which he won the 46th German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones. The Internal Fire stone strikes with its beauty and accuracy of lines: 88.17 carats in weight; the special faceting at the bottom of the stone in sunlight creates the effect of flicker and internal combustion. From the original 335-carat stone, the jeweler created a winner, along with 18 other smaller stones.
It is impossible to define Dyer’s style of work, as his approach to every mineral is specific, as the cutting begins only after an analysis and lengthy preparation and treatment. The cutter does not use 1-2 methods, each mineral is treated in a way that reveals its natural beauty to the fullest extent.
John finds his seemingly routine work creative and appealing. He brings back stones of different size, quality and color from his travels and turns them into art objects – works of jewelry.
Today, John Dyer’s creations are firmly established in many private collections and on exhibition stands. It may seem that among his “heroes” are only the most expensive stones worth millions of dollars, but it is not so. Dyer not only processes diamonds and rubies, but his expertise and skill allows him to add beauty and grace to even the most “ordinary” citrine.