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Welcome to Rare Earth Jewelry!

To return to my shop, click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RareEarth

I'm a San Francisco Bay Area artist creating fine jewelry in gold, platinum, palladium and sterling silver. For me, handcrafted means more than just made by my hands, it means that every aspect of my jewelry has been ethically sourced and responsibly crafted.

A great part of my passion for making jewelry is in the materials. All of the diamonds used in my jewelry are conflict free, the gemstones Fair Trade, and 90% of the precious metals used in my designs are recycled and then refined for purity.

I've always had a love affair with gems. I cut my first cabochon at the age of 12, grinding and polishing it by hand, under the tutelage of my aunt…

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  • Joined January 28, 2008

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    Custom Engagement Rings by Rare Earth Jewelry

About

Welcome to Rare Earth Jewelry!

To return to my shop, click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RareEarth

I'm a San Francisco Bay Area artist creating fine jewelry in gold, platinum, palladium and sterling silver. For me, handcrafted means more than just made by my hands, it means that every aspect of my jewelry has been ethically sourced and responsibly crafted.

A great part of my passion for making jewelry is in the materials. All of the diamonds used in my jewelry are conflict free, the gemstones Fair Trade, and 90% of the precious metals used in my designs are recycled and then refined for purity.

I've always had a love affair with gems. I cut my first cabochon at the age of 12, grinding and polishing it by hand, under the tutelage of my aunt and uncle, both lifelong geology, gemology and lapidary experts. It took me a month to complete that first stone, but I was hooked.

As I began making fine jewelry, I realized just how hard it was to find high quality stones. Disappointed with the stones ordered from jewelry supply catalogs, I began my own search, haunting gem shows for interesting specimens. Now over twenty years later, I import diamonds and gemstones from all over the world, and what began as a hobby is a full blown obsession, and a job that I love; creating jewelry with the perfect gems, those unique cuts and hard to find stones, as well as tried and true favorites of excellent quality.

The relationships I've built over the years with artisan miners and stone cutters allows me access to top quality material at excellent prices. You'll see those savings reflected in my prices as well, which I'm sure you'll find are much more affordable than comparable custom jewelry.

I offer a full range of services, from one of a kind custom designs, to semi-custom, utilizing both traditional wax casting methods and the latest in auto-cad computer design. I can even reset an heirloom stone. If you'd like to create something special, I'd love to work with you.

For more information about my shop, please see my policies page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/RareEarth/policy

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