ProspectingArizona

Polished Cabochons, Artisan Jewelry & Mineral Specimens

Carefree, Arizona
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Announcement    Coming soon! Fall colored jewelry & cabochons!

As of July 1, 2022, we no longer ship to Germany.

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Last updated on Sep 2, 2022

Coming soon! Fall colored jewelry & cabochons!

As of July 1, 2022, we no longer ship to Germany.

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About ProspectingArizona

Sales 2,105
On Etsy since 2017

Prospecting Arizona was created by an Arizona State Geology Major and fueled by our love of beautiful rocks.

We are a family owned business built around our love of beautiful and interesting rocks and minerals.

Most of our vacations have an aspect of rockhounding, including a trip to Australia where we searched for sapphires in Queensland. We are fortunate to live in Arizona where there are so many great rocks to be found, if you know what to look for and where to find them. One of our owners is a geologist with an eye for finding great stones and interesting locations to find them.

We personally find most of the stones that we sell in our shop.

Our cabochons are made by our hands, here in Arizona. We do not outsource and take great pride in our cabochons. Originally, we only sold cabochons on Etsy!

We learned how to cut and polish stones, turning them into cabochons in 2016. Although it is time consuming, we find making a beautiful cabochon very rewarding. Our shop includes a CabKing grinder, 6” trim saw, 12” slab saw, faceting machine and other lapidary equipment.

We continue to expand our business. Currently we are working on polishing large petrified wood specimens, expanding our knowledge of jewelry making and geology.

Shop members

  • Tim Catron

    Owner, Geologist, Marketer

    Chief prospector, Mineral Specimens, Social Media. Timothy is a geologist with a B. S. in Earth and Space Exploration from Arizona State University. He has several mineral claims including the Blue Dragon Mine where we source our chrysocolla.

  • Stacey Catron

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    Head of design, lapidarist and silversmith. Stacey's background in design as an architect gives an unique perspective to our jewelry creations.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, we will make custom cabochons and jewelry. Also, we have many mineral specimens that are not on the shop. If interested, contact us!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes, we offer gift wrap and gift bags. If interested, contact us!

Care instructions

Our stones are natural and can break or chip if abused. Handle with care.

Sterling silver can tarnish. We recommend wiping down any silver piece after use and storing in a zip-style plastic bag. If you are in an area where silver tarnishes quickly, enclose an anti-tarnish strip in your plastic bag,