My name is Toby and I am the founder of Winagem.com. I welcome you to this website to enjoy learning about gemstones, possibly winning one, and to experience nature’s beautiful treasures while, shopping on this website. I am a native Californian, born in San Diego. I moved to Thailand a number of years ago and became drawn to the fascinating world of gemstones. Now, I have been blessed with many good friends in Thailand, who have patiently taught me and given me the necessary knowledge to share with others. Along with the beauty and aesthetics of gemstones, appreciating and studying gemstones is an internal journey into the soul, and a multi-dimensional adventure. In an increasingly uncertain world, the piercing beauty of a gemstone can offer us hope, insight, and power.