DominionGems

Fine Mineral Specimens, Agates, Opals, Gems, & Crystals

Watertown, South Dakota

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Announcement    HAPPY WINTER AND HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!! I am traveling in the SE USA now thru 12/24.... Store will re-open 12/26 with a sale until the new year! Welcome! I'm Chris from Dominion Gems. Fine Crystal & Mineral Specimens, Worldwide Collector Agates, Gems, Rare Lapidary Rough, and worldwide opals. I am a collector of Fine Minerals and gems, and am downsizing my private worldwide collection. We prospect and mine for gems and minerals and consult regarding gems and mining claims, and we also stake mining claims for clients. I also buy individual specimens to entire collections and estates. I am currently downsizing many years of collecting beautiful and rare specimens and rough lapidary materials. I strive to offer quality, basically pieces from my collection and/or that I would display in my collection or cut for my own use, which keeps you assured that I only sell quality specimens, rough, and stones. Quality and rarity is key.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be adding many more specimens and stones over the next few months so please check back often! I will also be downsizing and removing duplicate specimens from my collection.... So check back often as there will be some nice pieces being listed! We also have some major new finds and some other exciting news but will announce that later this fall or winter. Big things are coming soon!

Thanks again for visiting! :)

*Note: The shop closes while we are out mining or traveling (only 1 listing will be up saying we are closed if we are out) but you can always send me a message and I will reply as soon as possible. During this time if you message me, it might be up to a week or two before I can get into civilization to see it and respond. We will only be coming into town for supplies once every couple weeks and to check emails.
Etsy shop will be closed from _______ thru ________.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2021

HAPPY WINTER AND HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!! I am traveling in the SE USA now thru 12/24.... Store will re-open 12/26 with a sale until the new year! Welcome! I'm Chris from Dominion Gems. Fine Crystal & Mineral Specimens, Worldwide Collector Agates, Gems, Rare Lapidary Rough, and worldwide opals. I am a collector of Fine Minerals and gems, and am downsizing my private worldwide collection. We prospect and mine for gems and minerals and consult regarding gems and mining claims, and we also stake mining claims for clients. I also buy individual specimens to entire collections and estates. I am currently downsizing many years of collecting beautiful and rare specimens and rough lapidary materials. I strive to offer quality, basically pieces from my collection and/or that I would display in my collection or cut for my own use, which keeps you assured that I only sell quality specimens, rough, and stones. Quality and rarity is key.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be adding many more specimens and stones over the next few months so please check back often! I will also be downsizing and removing duplicate specimens from my collection.... So check back often as there will be some nice pieces being listed! We also have some major new finds and some other exciting news but will announce that later this fall or winter. Big things are coming soon!

Thanks again for visiting! :)

*Note: The shop closes while we are out mining or traveling (only 1 listing will be up saying we are closed if we are out) but you can always send me a message and I will reply as soon as possible. During this time if you message me, it might be up to a week or two before I can get into civilization to see it and respond. We will only be coming into town for supplies once every couple weeks and to check emails.
Etsy shop will be closed from _______ thru ________.

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Chris Wentzell

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Chris Wentzell

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About DominionGems

Sales 59
On Etsy since 2016
Video summary: Australian Opal gemmy preforms. These stones are all sold but we do have more preforms and cut gems. If you don't see something listed, message us as we have a large selection of rough, preformed and cut Australian Opals. Dominion Gems

Fine Mineral Specimens, Crystals, Opals and Gemstones for the Collector

Welcome! I'm Chris from Dominion Gems @ www.dominiongems.com
Mineral Specimens, Gems, Virgin Valley Nevada Opal & Mining Claims for sale.
I am a collector of Fine Minerals and gems, and am downsizing my private worldwide collection. We prospect and mine for gems and minerals and consult regarding gems and mining claims, and we also stake mining claims for clients. I am currently downsizing much of my collection and inventory.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be adding many more specimens and stones over the next few months so please check back often! I will also be downsizing and removing duplicate specimens from my collection.... So pay attention here, there will be some nice pieces being listed! SHOP CLOSES WHILE WE ARE OUT MINING (only 1 listing if we are out) but you can always send me a message and I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks again for visiting! :)

Shop members

  • Chris Wentzell

    Owner

    Can you tell I love rocks, minerals, crystals, gems and the beauty in the stones! We are always looking to find more, out digging or buying... My motto is that I will only sell something that I have had, or would have, on my collection shelf.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 15, 2021
Welcome! I m Chris from Dominion Gems. When I m not out digging or buying collections, rocks, gems, minerals, and crystals I am here selling (& buying/trading). Fine Mineral Specimens, Opals, exotic lapidary rough & more.. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find something special, all of the stones have been like children to me, and like Rock Currier said "All of my children are beautiful." Sometimes pieces are traveling at shows or on consignment at another gallery, so your purchase is conditional in the matter that it might already be sold. I try to update the shop within 24 hours but things do come up. If an item is already sold I will refund your purchase entirely within 72 hours and, for the hassle, will give you a 30% off coupon for anything else in the shop. If you want to see any of the high end items kept at the bank before purchase this can be arranged with at least 24-48 hour notice during weekdays.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be happy with your mineral specimen, lapidary rough, gem, or any other purchase that you make from my store! Subject to the conditions noted herein and above, If you are unhappy with your item I will refund the purchase price if you contact me within five (5) days of delivery and it is safely returned to me with any included labels or items sent with the item, undamaged/unaltered within seven (7) days of receipt by you. The return packing costs, shipping/tracking/insurance fees are the responsibility of the buyer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me! Thanks :)
Payment
I accept Paypal and Credit Cards can be used as payment through Paypal if you don't have a Paypal account. Please message me if you need to make payment via other methods and we can work something out.
Shipping
I generally ship within three (3) working days of receiving cleared payment. Some items are kept in the safe box at my bank, for these items it can take up to 7 to 10 days to ship as I have to make an appointment to get into the bank vault, and these high end pieces require special packaging to ensure safe delivery to you. I ship all items via USPS flat rate, with insurance. Other shipping or delivery methods are available but please contact me first to discuss or arrange different shipping or delivery. I AUTOMATICALLY REQUIRE SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION UPON DELIVERY FOR ITEMS OR PACKAGES WITH A VALUE OF $250.00 or more. In this situation, you will either have to be present to sign for the delivery, or if you are not home at the time take the notice left from the mailman to the post office to sign for and receive the package. Please note that during Covid the USPS and all other mail and delivery carriers are experiencing severe delays which is out of my control. I only ship to verified Paypal addresses or the address you have on your Etsy Account.