CJsRocksGems

Natural Stone & Gemstone Jewelry

Arizona, United States On Etsy since 2012

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

CJsRocksGems

Natural Stone & Gemstone Jewelry

Arizona, United States | 5,609 Sales

Shop owner

Contact

Announcement    ***** Just a quick note about our shipping during this slow down due to the COVID - 19 virus. We are still shipping within one business day for most orders, but we have seen a slow down on the part of the United States Post Office. This is especially true for our shipments going out of the country. Please allow extra time for delivery or even consider upgrading to USPS Priority Mail or USPS Priority Mail Express. Please stay safe! CJ and Carol. *****

***** After 60 Montana winters Carol and CJ have relocated to Arizona! To celebrate our move to Kingman we will run a sale all year in 2020! We will also be adding some new pieces with stones we source locally here in Northern Arizona, so make sure you check back often! *****

We always ship on the next business day unless it is a custom order.
We specialize in natural stone & gemstone belt buckles, bolo ties, pendants, and more. Our passion for natural stone & gemstone jewelry is evident in all our unique pieces. Whether you are looking for a western or contemporary look, our shop will fit your needs with a natural stone or gemstone centerpiece.

Announcement

Last updated on May 20, 2020

***** Just a quick note about our shipping during this slow down due to the COVID - 19 virus. We are still shipping within one business day for most orders, but we have seen a slow down on the part of the United States Post Office. This is especially true for our shipments going out of the country. Please allow extra time for delivery or even consider upgrading to USPS Priority Mail or USPS Priority Mail Express. Please stay safe! CJ and Carol. *****

***** After 60 Montana winters Carol and CJ have relocated to Arizona! To celebrate our move to Kingman we will run a sale all year in 2020! We will also be adding some new pieces with stones we source locally here in Northern Arizona, so make sure you check back often! *****

We always ship on the next business day unless it is a custom order.
We specialize in natural stone & gemstone belt buckles, bolo ties, pendants, and more. Our passion for natural stone & gemstone jewelry is evident in all our unique pieces. Whether you are looking for a western or contemporary look, our shop will fit your needs with a natural stone or gemstone centerpiece.

Items

 
CJ

Contact shop owner

CJ

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1261)
See reviews that mention:
quality 255 shipping 334 customer service 248

About CJsRocksGems

Sales 5,609
On Etsy since 2012

A love of nature and geology starts a new career.

After retiring from my first career, teaching math, I just couldn't decide on a second career. I was too young to just sit around, but nothing really inspired me the way teaching did. I really enjoyed being outdoors and liked learning about the geological history of Montana, so I started rock hounding as a hobby that would get me outside and up in the mountains. A relative, who owns a jewelry store suggested I learn how to facet gemstones and grind cabochons. From day one I was hooked. Pretty soon I was spending most of my time in the shop making jewelry. Between making custom orders for the jewelry store, and selling pieces locally, it didn't take long to realize that I had found my new career. As my brother in-law said, "It was a hobby that just got so out of hand that you had make a business out of it!"

While I try my hand at many styles, my heart is truly in making traditional western style pieces. When I was a little fellow I remember that all my heroes were the old cowboys who lived in the many small Montana towns that I grew up in. All those fellows had one clean white shirt that they wore to town on Saturday night and then again to church on Sunday morning. I well remember that almost all of them wore a Montana Agate Bolo Tie. I thought they were the best dressed Cowboys I had ever seen and I wanted to be just like them! Every time I make a Bolo Tie, it brings back all those good memories! Living in north central Montana, it is just easy to be inspired when making a western belt buckle or a bolo tie!

Around the web

Shop members

  • CJ (Jim)

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Hi there! Welcome to CJ’s Natural Stone Jewelry. Our mission is creating beautiful jewelry from rocks. There’s just something special about taking a raw rock, cutting a slab, and grinding and polishing until you have a jewel.

  • Carol

    Owner, Shipper, Creative Consultant

    Carol is the organizer and shipping director in our two person team. She is also the creative consultant on most of the pieces we make.

Shop policies