MountainMommaGems

Specializing in Genuine Fancy Montana Sapphires

Tacoma, Washington · 376 Sales

MountainMommaGems

Specializing in Genuine Fancy Montana Sapphires

Tacoma, Washington 376 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(135)

Announcement   Want to see how I facet my Montana Sapphires? Join me for a faceting photo journey on my Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/MountainMommaGems

I specialize in Genuine Fancy Montana Sapphires. All of my Sapphires have been hand-mined and heat treated by my family. Sapphires have been an important part of my family for over 35 years. I am happy to share our passion with you, and offer these gorgeous, conflict-free Gems to you at a fair price with outstanding service.

This shop wouldn't be here if it weren't for my Father, Ben Duffey and his love for hunting gemstones. Ben, Sharon (my Mom), and my brothers Tom and Mike and myself spent many summers digging Sapphires in the mountains of Montana. Ben did all of the heat treating himself in his back yard shop. Ben and Tom have since passed on, leaving me to carry on the family legacy.

None of the photos of our Sapphires are Photo Shopped. We just use natural light and simple every day artificial light to showcase our gems. Kind of like you would see in your every day activities. All of our Sapphires are tested in various lights for color change/ color shift tendencies and are listed appropriately to the best of our ability.

Comparing two Montana Sapphires from my shop and want to see them side by side? I'm happy to take side by side comparison photos for you, just ask!

I am happy to create a custom payment plan for you if you need to pay for your Sapphires over time. Send me a message and we'll figure something out that works for both of us.
Payment plans are made to fit you budget. I ask for 1/3 down and monthly payments in even increments on the balance. Sapphires ship as soon as they are paid in full.
If you want them faster, Paypal offers 0% interest financing for 6 months OAC. Just choose Bill Me Later upon check out. If you purchase your stones via Paypal's Bill Me Later, your Sapphires will ship within 1-3 business days! Everybody wins!

If you don't see what you are looking for, send me a message and I'll see if I have it in back stock or if I can get it in from one of my trusted sources. I have a multitude of faceted Sapphires under 6 mm and matched pairs that are not yet listed.

Thank you so much for supporting small businesses. We really do appreciate you!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 11, 2016

Want to see how I facet my Montana Sapphires? Join me for a faceting photo journey on my Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/MountainMommaGems

I specialize in Genuine Fancy Montana Sapphires. All of my Sapphires have been hand-mined and heat treated by my family. Sapphires have been an important part of my family for over 35 years. I am happy to share our passion with you, and offer these gorgeous, conflict-free Gems to you at a fair price with outstanding service.

This shop wouldn't be here if it weren't for my Father, Ben Duffey and his love for hunting gemstones. Ben, Sharon (my Mom), and my brothers Tom and Mike and myself spent many summers digging Sapphires in the mountains of Montana. Ben did all of the heat treating himself in his back yard shop. Ben and Tom have since passed on, leaving me to carry on the family legacy.

None of the photos of our Sapphires are Photo Shopped. We just use natural light and simple every day artificial light to showcase our gems. Kind of like you would see in your every day activities. All of our Sapphires are tested in various lights for color change/ color shift tendencies and are listed appropriately to the best of our ability.

Comparing two Montana Sapphires from my shop and want to see them side by side? I'm happy to take side by side comparison photos for you, just ask!

I am happy to create a custom payment plan for you if you need to pay for your Sapphires over time. Send me a message and we'll figure something out that works for both of us.
Payment plans are made to fit you budget. I ask for 1/3 down and monthly payments in even increments on the balance. Sapphires ship as soon as they are paid in full.
If you want them faster, Paypal offers 0% interest financing for 6 months OAC. Just choose Bill Me Later upon check out. If you purchase your stones via Paypal's Bill Me Later, your Sapphires will ship within 1-3 business days! Everybody wins!

If you don't see what you are looking for, send me a message and I'll see if I have it in back stock or if I can get it in from one of my trusted sources. I have a multitude of faceted Sapphires under 6 mm and matched pairs that are not yet listed.

Thank you so much for supporting small businesses. We really do appreciate you!

Shannon Duffey

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5 out of 5 stars
(135)
Susan Smart

Susan Smart on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Shannon was so helpful in helping me find the perfect center stone for my ring. She sent me photos of numerous stones and was easily accessible in response to my many questions. I couldn't be happier with the results. I would recommend her shop without reservation.

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Sharing our family's passion for Montana Sapphires with you.

I started a shop on Etsy instead of building a stand alone website because I was drawn to the idea of community. I love to build lasting and symbiotic relationships with fellow small business owners and my clients. The story of my shop is a bit different from other folks who sell gemstones.

Our family is a unique one. We have been in the business of Montana Sapphires for over 35 years. My Father and Mother were very passionate about digging for Montana Sapphires and they brought us kids along on their adventures. We all dug for Sapphires ( I was the youngest and a bit of a whipper snapper at the time, so I didn't get to dig as much as I would've liked), Dad did the heat treating in his back yard shed in a kiln that he built himself. He got so good that he was one of the best heat treaters in the state. All of us kids learned how to facet when we were teens.

Over the years we all came and went in different directions, but we all kept coming back to Montana Sapphires in one form or another.

Now I am the one blessed to be holding the torch, carrying on my family's tradition and offering our beautiful Sapphires to you to make your own unique stories with. I love that our family legacy lives on in the tokens of love and appreciation that people make and gift each other with our Montana Sapphires.

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  • Shannon Duffey

    Owner, I Do It All. Listings, Photography, Shipping, Answering Emails, Sparkle Search Parties, Custom Gemstone Faceting, Customer Serivce

    My name is Shannon Duffey. I am the owner and admin of Mountain Momma Gems. My family has been involved with Montana Sapphires for over 35 years, and I am continuing the tradition with my Etsy shop.

  • Jeremy Horlacher

    Maker, Custom Facets Gemstones

    Jeremy Horlacher helps out with the faceting from time to time. He has an eye for unique designs and isn't afraid to try challenging cuts.

  • Sharon Voelkel

    Maker, Custom Gemstone Faceting

    Sharon Voelkel is a Master Gem Cutter with over 35 years of experience. Sharon teaches faceting lessons annually in Bozeman, MT and Seattle, WA when her health permits.

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