Rock2Gems

Unique handcrafted stone and gemstone jewelry

Lafayette, Colorado On Etsy since 2013

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Rock2Gems

Unique handcrafted stone and gemstone jewelry

Lafayette, Colorado | 639 Sales

Announcement    We wish everyone well during this world-wide pandemic. We are open for selling the items currently listed in our shop, however, we are not taking custom orders at this time. Be well and stay safe
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Welcome to Rock2Gems on Etsy where you will find our original, handcrafted jewelry made from unique and rare rocks and gemstones that we acquire, finding many of them ourselves. Our faceted gemstones are custom hand-faceted by us to ensure only the best cuts to reflect the light and really make them extra special. In addition, each pendant or cabochon is handcut by us to specifically show off the unique design and colors in the stone. Check out our story to learn more about the process.

Visit our website, www.Rock2Gems.com, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, to follow along with our rockhounding adventures, see our fair schedule, and see our jewelry in progress.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2020

We wish everyone well during this world-wide pandemic. We are open for selling the items currently listed in our shop, however, we are not taking custom orders at this time. Be well and stay safe
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Welcome to Rock2Gems on Etsy where you will find our original, handcrafted jewelry made from unique and rare rocks and gemstones that we acquire, finding many of them ourselves. Our faceted gemstones are custom hand-faceted by us to ensure only the best cuts to reflect the light and really make them extra special. In addition, each pendant or cabochon is handcut by us to specifically show off the unique design and colors in the stone. Check out our story to learn more about the process.

Visit our website, www.Rock2Gems.com, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, to follow along with our rockhounding adventures, see our fair schedule, and see our jewelry in progress.

Items

 
Mary Coffin, Jim Reynolds

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Mary Coffin, Jim Reynolds

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About Rock2Gems

Sales 639
On Etsy since 2013

We collect unique and rare rocks and gemstones, and turn them into beautiful jewelry.

Our stone pendants and faceted gemstones represent 40 years of rock collecting from excursions to Australia, Mexico and all over the United States. Even in our home state of Colorado, we hunt for smoky quartz crystals, topaz, amazonite, and aquamarine, to name some. We enjoy rocks and the beautiful things created in the earth, by nature. Wanting to share this beauty with others sparked the motivation to turn rocks into jewelry. Our inspiration comes from the stunning designs and colors that are different in every rock or specimen that we find.

During the warmer months (when we're not rock hunting), Jim is in the workshop running saws that cut slices or slabs of rock and cut the outer perimeter for the start of a pendant. From there, he uses the cabochon machine and puts each stone through a 6-7 step process of shaping and polishing on the diamond wheels to create beautifully crafted pendants. The pendants are cut and shaped in a way that best reflects the colors and design of the rock. Some pendants end up as free-form, abstract pieces of art. Other pendants are more common shapes like ovals, hearts, and squares.

In the winter months Jim works inside, sitting for hours at the faceting machine creating custom, hand faceted gemstones that beautifully reflect the light and quality of the particular gemstone material.

After Jim sets the stones and gemstones or attaches the bails, Mary gets to play. Mary is truly inspired by the colors in the rocks. Using a variety of media, from chains, stone and metal beads to silversmithing, Mary has a knack for combining materials that enhance and compliment the colors in the stone or gemstone. The end result can be anything from a stunning faceted gemstone necklace that would be perfect for a wedding or a romantic night on the town, to earthy jewelry for the young woman who wants to embellish her individualistic style or set her own dynamic trend.

The other materials that make up the jewelry come from a plethora of sources, to name some: Halstead, Rio Grande, Topako Mercantile, and various merchants at gem and bead shows.
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Just a note about the gemstones that are synthetic (meaning lab grown). We will clearly mention 'synthetic' or 'silicate' in our product descriptions, where it applies. "A synthetic gem material is one that is made in a laboratory, but which shares virtually all chemical, optical, and physical characteristics of its natural mineral counterpart..." (http://www.gia.edu/gem-synthetic). In other words, synthetic gems provide a more affordable means of owning an emerald or sapphire, for example, yet without the inclusions or clouds that are often in the mined minerals. They are perfect gemstones!
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Each rock and gemstone truly has its own personality, from beginning to the end product. Some pendants beg for the simplicity of being hung from a chain. Others cry out to be included in an artistic piece of jewelry. No two pieces are alike.

We enjoy every step of the process, from rock hunting to creating the original pieces of jewelry. We strive to make unique jewelry that you will enjoy wearing and we truly enjoy sharing this craft with others who appreciate the beauty of natural stones!

Check out our website at: rock2gems.com where we share some of our rockhounding experiences, list our upcoming events and occasionally blog. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Shop members

  • Jim Reynolds, Mary Coffin

    Owner, Artist/Designer, Lapidary

    With over 40 years of rock hunting and turning rocks into jewelry as a hobby or as gifts, Rock2Gems Jewelry was officially born in 2012, when we attended our first private craft fair. All aspects of our business are handled by just the two of us.

Production partners

  • Dreamland

    Canoga Park, CA

    Supplier of finished chains

  • Halstead

    Prescott, AZ

    We acquire our chains from multiple suppliers.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 22, 2018
We want you to be happy with your purchase and take care to provide accurate, detailed descriptions of each piece so you can make an informed decision. We enjoy what we do and, if for some reason you're not happy with your purchase, we want you to contact us and let us know so that we can work with you to find an amicable solution.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We accept returns within 30 days of purchase, however, we ask that you send us a convo first to explain the reason. Unless there is a flaw or mistake with the order, the customer pays shipping for all returns.
Payment
Payment can be made through Etsy Direct Check Out or Paypal.

We only accept USD for payment.
Shipping
We process orders within 1-2 days. Etsy calculates the shipping and choices for shipping methods for us, which includes options for insurance, confirmation, international customs, etc.

For international orders, customer pays any applicable customs or duty fees.

NOTE: We highly recommend that you add insurance for the full value of the jewelry ordered. We are not responsible for any incomplete deliveries or missing packages caused by the shipping carrier or by theft.