Rock2Gems

Unique handcrafted stone and gemstone jewelry

Lafayette, Colorado | 523 Sales

Rock2Gems

Unique handcrafted stone and gemstone jewelry

Lafayette, Colorado 523 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (36)

Announcement   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 Dec 23, 2018

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.

Mary Coffin, Jim Reynolds

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Mary Coffin, Jim Reynolds

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About

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.

Local

Find Rock2Gems at the following upcoming markets!

  • Boulder Farmers Market-Artisan Market
    Boulder Farmers' Market
    13th St.
    BOULDER, CO

    May 11

    The Boulder Farmers Market - Artisan Market will take place in downtown Boulder, on 13th Street, between Canyon and Arapahoe. Rock2Gems Jewelry will be part of the Artisan Market on the following Saturdays in 2019: May 11th June 8th September 14th Hours: 8am - 2pm

  • Estes Park Art Market
    Town of Estes Park
    ESTES PARK, CO

    May 25–27

    Art Market is a free fine arts and crafts show over Memorial weekend.

  • Boulder Farmers Market - Artisan Market
    Boulder Farmers' Market
    13th St.
    BOULDER, CO

    Jun 8

    The Boulder Farmers Market - Artisan Market will take place in downtown Boulder, on 13th Street, between Canyon and Arapahoe. Rock2Gems Jewelry will be part of the Artisan Market on the following Saturdays in 2019: May 11th June 8th September 14th Hours: 8am - 2pm

  • Estes Park Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show
    Bond Park
    ESTES PARK, CO

    Aug 31–Sep 2

    2019 Estes Park Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show, hosted by the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club. Proceeds from this event are used to fund grants to area nonprofits and scholarships for graduates of local high schools. This show takes place in Bond Park in beautiful downtown Estes Park, Colorado (321 E Elkhorn Avenue, 80517). Free entrance and parking. Hours: Saturday, Aug 31: 10am - 6pm Sunday, Sept 1: 10am - 6pm Monday, Sept 2: 10am - 3pm

  • Boulder Farmers Market - Artisan Market
    Boulder Farmers' Market
    13th St.
    BOULDER, CO

    Sep 14

    The Boulder Farmers Market - Artisan Market will take place in downtown Boulder, on 13th Street, between Canyon and Arapahoe. Rock2Gems Jewelry will be part of the Artisan Market on the following Saturdays in 2019: May 11th June 8th September 14th Hours: 8am - 2pm

  • Christmas in the Rockies - Glenwood Springs
    Hotel Colorado
    526 Pine St
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO

    Nov 29–30

    Come join us for the 29th year of Christmas in the Rockies Craft and Gift Show at the Colorado Hotel in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, featuring a diverse selection of crafts and gifts. Rock2Gems Jewelry will be there with, not only our stone and gemstone jewelry, mineral specimens as well. The historic Colorado Hotel is located at 526 Pine St in beautiful Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Show Hours: Friday, November 29: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, November 30th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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.
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.