Doug and Colleen's Profile

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Welcome to Gems of the Northwest!

We are gem seekers! Our craft is transforming gemstones from the Pacific Northwest and beyond into FOCAL BEADS and CARVED STONES made primarily from Oregon Opals, Northwest Plume Agate and Northwest Jasper.

We were established in 2000 as, Cascade Gems, based on years of mining, collecting and cutting stones. In 2011, we opened our Etsy store, Gems of the Northwest. This was based on our decision to share some of our premier collection in the form of unique, meticulously cut or faceted polished focal stones. We have also begun to include jewelry options to assist in showcasing these natural untreated focal stones.

Part of our mission statement is based on creating stones that will unleash the creative talents of our customers…

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  • Born on June 24
  • Joined January 3, 2011

Favorite materials

Oregon Fire Opal, Oregon Sunstone, Biggs Jasper, Deschutes Jasper, Palomino Jasper, Owyhee Jaspers, Plume Agates, McDermitt Jasper, Bruneau Jasper, Willow Creek Jasper

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GemsoftheNorthwest
Specializing in Pacific Northwest Stones~

About

Welcome to Gems of the Northwest!

We are gem seekers! Our craft is transforming gemstones from the Pacific Northwest and beyond into FOCAL BEADS and CARVED STONES made primarily from Oregon Opals, Northwest Plume Agate and Northwest Jasper.

We were established in 2000 as, Cascade Gems, based on years of mining, collecting and cutting stones. In 2011, we opened our Etsy store, Gems of the Northwest. This was based on our decision to share some of our premier collection in the form of unique, meticulously cut or faceted polished focal stones. We have also begun to include jewelry options to assist in showcasing these natural untreated focal stones.

Part of our mission statement is based on creating stones that will unleash the creative talents of our customers. You can enjoy some of these results on our website and blog: www.cascadegems.com, including a 202 carat carved Oregon Sunstone and 1st Place Winner at the International Gemstone Show in Tuscon, Arizona. It is temporarily on loan at the Rice Museum in Forest Grove, Oregon. You may also see some of our treasured stones at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

One picture really is worth a thousand words so, we hope you will take a few minutes to relax and let us share with you some of the spectacular Gems of the Northwest and beyond. We hope our passion will ignite yours!

Thanks for stopping by~
Doug and Colleen George

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