Tiger, tiger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame the fearful symmetry?.
– The Tiger, William Blake (1757-1827).
Esoteric though the verse may be, Blake’s lines are indeed the question that Gem Empire of Tiger has strived to answer since its founding in 2015. Mercantilism, a materialist approach to economic theory developed in the 18th century, has stressed the fact that all resources are linked to the earth. As such, all resources are limited. Precious metals and gemstones are especially beholden to this concept. Prospecting is still a viable trade, but the increasing demand for precious gems is making it difficult for consumers to acquire them. In the case of diamonds, many consumers are left buying cubic zirconia, the artificial counterpart. Gem Empire of Tiger’s research and development team has discovered a way to duplicate the natural processes of gemstone creation in controlled environments. No longer is there a need to settle for synthetic versions of these incredible jewels – we can frame their “fearful symmetry” in a way that honours antiquity, celebrates heritage, and respects the sublime beauty that is nature’s way of transformation. Shanghai, China is the place where our efforts come together. Such a civilization - which has made long lasting impressions on the world with its use of jade, tiger’s eye, and other aesthetically pleasing stones – gives Gem Empire of Tiger the frame of reference and the inspiration it needs to make the most accurate renditions of natural art this side of radio-carbon dating. We do everything we can to provide every client the services they deserve, from the laboratory to the sales floor. Because nature is a glorious thing, and if such glory may be revered by one such as thee – then thine reverence is the ground upon which nature builds its kingdom.