All About Us

About Continental Designs MB

We are based in Reno, Nevada USA but often travel to get unique  stones to create beautiful and one of a kind 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

    Store Hours

Email is best contact information as we travel frequently.


Commitment To Quality

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

We make high quality gemstone jewelry items using only real and natural stones.  Like a child, each stone has its’ own beauties and rarely need anything more than a little attention to bring out their best qualities.  It is amazing what individual attention can do with each raw rock.

  • Every item in our product line has been completed by hand, whether it is cutting or polished a stone and giving it a Sterling Silver or Fine Silver surrounding it to make it into a finished product.  They all get the same personalized attention and the end result can sometimes really be amazing!.
  • 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 so everyone can have access to wearing and showing them off.  We want everyone to be able to have special one of a kind jewelry item.
  • People have different ideas of what they like in their jewelry, whether it is color, size or shape, as well as being simple or more elaborate.  We try to offer a little of each so everyone has something special 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.


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
Sometimes large and sometimes small or perhaps blue or green.  All are perfect!

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
All Stones are Polished by Hand.


Happy Customers is Our Goal

Over the years we have tried to learn what is important in a completed piece of jewelry so everyone can be proud to show it off and wear it with pride.  It pleases us that so many people love what we make and keep coming back for more.

Happy Customer With Ring
Happy Customer with Turquoise Ring


Creative Features

We look for the best parts of each stone before we cut them.  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.  We love it when cutting a stone and a surprise design or color shows up that we never expected.  No two items are ever the same as every rock is unique in size, shape, color or pattern even in the same rock.  We just follow what the stone tells us to do and so often are really surprised with the end result.

Variscite Stone Before and After
A raw stone has some beautiful items just waiting to be found.

We are always amazed at how so many areas of one rock can offer so many different looks when cut and polished.  Sometimes its’ true beauty doesn’t really show up until after it has been polished. 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


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