Mat's Machinations LLC

Kansas City, Missouri · 140 Sales


Mat's Machinations LLC

Kansas City, Missouri 140 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Imagination born in metal and stone.


Last updated on Feb 10, 2016

Imagination born in metal and stone.

J. Mathew Riggs

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J. Mathew Riggs

White Sapphire Three Stone Engagement Ring
Sunshine and Silver
Sky Blue Sterling Silver Ring
Hexoganal Ruby Ring set in Sterling Silver
Sapphire and Sterling Ring (size 6)
Malachite Cabochon
Fields of Malachite Cabochon
Lighter Rip Clip (Gear)
Stunning Pink Sapphire Silver Bracelet.
Huge Blue Hexagon Sapphire Tie Tack in Silver.
Ruby tie tack in silver.
Fine Mozambique Garnet Rose Tie Tack
Small Blue Star Sapphire Tie Tack(4x6mm)
Bad Ass Leather Keychain
Alexandrite Accented Ruby and Sterling Ring.
Art Nouveau Ruby and Sterling Ring.
Large Amethyst Pendant
Accented Amethyst Pear Pair
Black Star Diopside Accented Pendant.
Impressive Pink Sapphire Silver Pendant .
Ruby Pendant - Clean lines with strong setting.
Padparadscha Accented Peridot Earrings
Luxuriously Grand Oval White Sapphire Ring
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5 out of 5 stars

supernug on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

WOW. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! These earrings are *gorgeous*. I had never purchased lab grown stones before, but the price on these was so low that I figured even if they weren't great, it was a relatively inexpensive "test". When I took them out of the box, I was gob-smacked. They are HUGE, glittery, sparkly, clean, PERFECT! I have a pair of .5c real diamond studs that cost me thousands, and these earrings look better. When I took a look at the stones under my loupe, I could also see how well they were cut. Even girdle, no excess stone in the pavillion (which would have added carat weight but made the stones less sparkly), and no cloud effect in the table - cuts are perfect and this is reflected in how much these earrings glitter. All 4 Cs get top marks in these gems. Can't wait to buy more!


rafraden on Jan 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Me gusto mucho esta muy lindo.Lo recomiendo a mis amigos.

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I am so excited. A lot of the materials I get are already shaped to some degree. Wire and sheet can cost 50% more than just raw silver. I'm looking forward to making more of this from scratch.

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Bezel set amethyst ring.


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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    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 December 6, 2016
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.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Cash, diamonds, gold nuggets, platinum bars, silver, or paypal.
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I'll cover the costs if it's my bad, even if it's not 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 have multiple hues and sizes.