MatsMachinations

Mat's Machinations

Missouri, United States · 103 Sales

MatsMachinations

Mat's Machinations

Missouri, United States 103 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   Imagination born in metal and stone.

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2016

Imagination born in metal and stone.

J. Mathew Riggs

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J. Mathew Riggs

Rainbow Moonstone Tie Tack
US$49.00
Ring resize.
US$5.00
Amethyst Cabochon Pendant
US$29.00
Peridot Heart Pendant
US$27.00
Red Jasper Pendant.
US$25.00
Weird Agate Pendant.
US$20.00
Moss Agate Pendant.
US$20.00
Picture Stone Necklace.
US$20.00
Plume Agate Pendant.
US$20.00
Agate Pendant.
US$20.00
Agatized Dinosaur Bone.
US$20.00
Agate Pendant.
US$20.00
Monogram Silver Tie Tack Bar
US$15.00
Petrified Coral Pendant.
US$20.00
Turritella Agate Pendant.
US$25.00
Bloodstone Pendant.
US$20.00
Bloodstone Pinnacle Pendant.
US$20.00
Bloodstone Pendant.
US$20.00
Interesting agate pendant.
US$30.00
9mm ruby in sterling ring.
US$54.99
Reverse set emerald and sterling ring.
US$85.00
Huge pink oval sapphire ring.
US$66.99
Spinel and Sterling Ring
US$64.00
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Reviews

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(28)
patricia curtis

patricia curtis on Apr 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I changed my mind on this tie tack & there was no problem changing moonstone for beautiful white sapphire which looks better than most diamonds. Great customer contact & service.

patricia curtis

patricia curtis on Apr 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful stones & shipped quickly. Do not hesitate to do business with Matt .

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About

I'm a dwarf trapped in a 6'4" body.

One of my grandfather's did a lot of lapidary work, the other came from a long line of blacksmiths. Neither of these things really registered with me in a significant way until about 5 years ago. Reading a science magazine I came across an article on how we were able to grow rubies by taking the materials that ruby is made up of and basically getting a furnace hot enough to melt them into stone. So after poking around on the internet I found somebody selling them and bought a few for curiosities sake. As soon as I got my first few I was hooked. My dwarven DNA said I needed more, and different stones too! About 3 orders later my brain kicked in and said, "Mat you're spending a lot of money on pretty things to look at that you don't even look at that often since you keep it in a locked chest in the back of a cave guarded by 3 troglodytes."
It didn't take long to wrestle my artistic and creative drive in that direction and figured that if I started making things with them it would be good justification to acquire more. With what little I was able to sell I was able to take a class buys some tools, and start to collect lapidary supplies.(Pretty expensive stuff and my family sold off my grandfather's equipment when he passed.) I found better suppliers and have been increasing production ever since. Very soon I'll be listing some stones that I tumbled set in silver, and I hope to expand into leather work, and gold soon.

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  • J. Mathew Riggs

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    When I was young I read through my grandpappy's lapidary magazines and saw that scientists could actually melt the materials to make ruby. When I got a bit older, and some extra money I bought some rubies that were the size of my thumb. I was hooked.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 22, 2013
Hey, thanks for checking out my shop. If you see something you like great, let me know. If you don't, well, tell me what you'd like to see.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Cash, diamonds, gold nuggets, platinum bars, silver, or paypal.
Shipping
Can upgrade shipping if needed.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will not be an ahole. I'll work something reasonable out with you.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see a stone or setting you like and would like to swap it for another let me know. I normally have to buy stones in wholesale lots and often have multiples.