About Us

About Continental Designs MB

We are based in Reno, Nevada USA but often travel to get beautiful stones to create beautiful jewelry.

We take great pride in producing beautiful jewelry in a variety of categories, such as pendants, rings, bolos, belt buckles and even lovely necklace sets that have been created from a variety of high quality gemstones.

We participate in many craft shows in Nevada and California.  Many of them are juried, meaning the sponsors have to approve the type of items that will be offered before anyone can exhibit in their shows. When a show is juried, you know only top notch vendors will be exhibiting so you can have confidence in what you buy.

We also pride ourselves in helping educate people about the stones, where they come from and what it takes to complete a product.

    Our Store

Reno, Nevada, United States of America

Phone: 775-850-1800
Email: mbaldwin@baldwinusa.com

    Store Hours

Email is best contact information as we travel frequently.

Email: mbaldwin@baldwinusa.com

Commitment To Quality

Watching Our Quality
We watch the quality of our jewelry like a Hawk

We try to make quality gemstone items using only real and natural stones.  The stones have their own beauties and rarely need anything more than a little attention to bring out the best qualities of each stone.  It is amazing what can be found once they get individual attention.

  • Every item in our product line has been created by hand, whether it is cutting a stone, polishing it, or assembling it.  They all get the same personalized attention.
  • Some of the stones we work with are found in remote locations and often are limited in supply.  When working with those unique stones, we try to really bring out their best qualities.
  • Everyone likes different colors, sizes and shapes, as well as simple or more elaborate.  We try to offer a little of each so everyone has something to select from.

A Positive Look For Everyone

We make all our gemstone items in Reno, Nevada USA with real and natural stones.  We want every person who wears our items to feel good about them and be proud to show them off to others.

Passion

Over the years we have learned that what is important in a piece of jewelry is the person who is wearing it.

Turquoise and Larimar Rings
Two Different Rings Are Perfect for any occasion.
Experience

It took a few years to get experience in cutting, polishing and completing beautiful jewelry, but we think we have accomplished  that now.

Polishing Real Stones
Real Stones need to be polished.

 

Happy Customers is Our Goal

Over the years we have tried to learn what is important in a completed piece of jewelry no matter what the item is so everyone can be proud to show it off and wear it with pride.

Happy Customer With Ring
Happy Customer with Turquoise Ring

 

Creative Features

All stones we cut, polish and complete are done with the best designs or colors of each stone.  Every rock has some special spot that really stands out, and that is what we use when creating our jewelry.  Sometimes the design or color is easy to find and other times it is hiding, just waiting to be found.  No two items are ever the same as every rock is unique in size, shape, color or pattern.  Some want to be large and others want to be small.  We just follow what the stone says to do.

Variscite Stone Before and After
A stone before and after being cut.

It is difficult to believe how a stone can change so much once it has been cut, polished and completed.

The Founders

Marcia Baldwin Owner
Does the mining, cutting and polishing of all stones, as well as all the silver work. Also creates the necklace sets from real gemstones.
Marcia Baldwin

Owner and Creator

Tom with New Assistant
Great Helper in Mining and Shows.
Tom Baldwin

CO-HELPER

Webmaster Rick
A great webmaster to keep things working smoothly.
Webmaster Rick

WEBMASTER