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Who are we, exactly?
We're Maxam Magnata and Abigail Harris, husband and wife entrepreneurs who fell in love more than thirty years ago. For decades, our gemstone company specialized in delivering fresh innovation to the jewelry trade through the sourcing of the some of world’s most unique stones. And our patiently curated portfolio of jewelry-specific domains offers premium online real estate to both the gem & jewelry industry and other industries in search of a highly brandable domain name and distinctive identity.

As annual exhibitors at the largest jewelry trade show in the USA ,and at the largest  gem show in the world, we reveled in offering inspiration to cutting-edge creatives. Our jewelry customers have included esteemed award winners, revered industry leaders, and dazzling local artisans.
Our customers have sent us around the world, getting our hands dirty as we scoured the globe for glistening rocks in far-flung locales. Our primary target: rough stones ready to be transformed into delightful gems for our enthusiastic customers.

Maxam Magnata buying rubies in Thailand

Maxam buying rubies in Thailand, mid-1970's

Maxam started trotting the globe early, taking inspiration from Henry Miller and leaving his studies at UC Berkeley in hopes of becoming a writer. Instead, he became a precious gem dealer, specializing in star rubies and alexandrite.

Gem mining, Brazil, 1980's

Meanwhile, Abigail was falling in love with gemstones while taking in the majesty of Yosemite’s granite cliffs and backpacking with friends through the high mountain peaks of the United States.

Abigail hiking with friends, Glacier National Park, Montana, age 22

After Maxam and Abigail met, she joined with him and his gem business, and the two began exhibiting at international gem shows, thus birthing a partnership that still exists to this day.


Ad from the Tucson Gem Show Guide, including titanium-coated drusy quartz. was one of the very first domains they registered.

Maxam Magnata Inc ad for, exhibiting at AGTA Tucson Gem Show

Our Domain Portfolio


We view our portfolio of domain names like the precious metal-coated gems we helped pioneer years ago: a combination of gems, jewelry, and modern technology.

The largest individual collection of high-caliber gem and jewelry domain names available, our portfolio is a gallery of premium domain names, including such destinations as,,, and

We sought out and acquired these domain names in the same spirit with which we went about our gemstone curation. While traveling the globe searching for nature’s most unique stones, we simultaneously scoured the web for the finest online identities we could acquire.

Mining for Domain Names is Part of our History

When we first started registering domains, the year was 1998. Bill Clinton was the American President, and dial-up internet was cutting edge. A single web page could take minutes to load. Very few gem and jewelry businesses had computers. As a result, almost none had email addresses, and even fewer had websites.


To put the era in context, during the same year that many of our domain names were registered, a couple of guys in California were founding a website of their own: Google.


An Investment in the Future

One afternoon, while listening to a radio broadcast about an exciting new technology called the “world wide web,” Abigail was inspired to register domain names, tapping into Maxam’s wide-ranging gem knowledge for insights about which jewelry industry names to obtain.


After curating a robust catalogue of domain names, our focus returned to our wholesale gemstone business, which took off in short order. We used a few of the domains for our own gem websites. That online identity--and the email addresses associated with it--proved to be a powerful psychological force, even attracting the business of one the largest gold jewelry companies in America.

Why We’re Selling

A few years ago, we sold the “brick and mortar” part of our gem business. Now, it’s time to move on from our digital home as well. For the first time ever, the full breadth of our prized collection is available to others.

How to Get in Touch and Acquire the Perfect Domain

Contact us by filling out the form below.


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We specialize in delivering fresh innovation for your online branding. Our patiently curated portfolio of exact-match domains offers premium real estate for the  internet's most revered brands.

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