Blue River Gems' Profile
Blue River Gems is a small 1 man studio located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Tucked away in the foothills, close to the cool, blue waters of the Colorado River.
My name is Mark Payne and i have been a full time jeweler and stone cutter for 18 years. I also teach the jewelry program at Mohave Community College here in Lake Havasu. Classes include: Silversmithing, Lost wax casting, Gemstone faceting and several others. Oh yeah, Lapidary and stone cutting!! I individually hand cut each of the stones in my shop and enjoy hunting for the most amazing material i can find. I am constantly going to new, remote locations and gem shows seeking out new and unusual material for gorgeous cabochons. My habit (or addiction) has grown so large, that there is no way i can utilize all the amazing material in my own work, so lucky for all the amazing designers and jewelry artists out there,…
- Born on September 10
- Joined December 10, 2011