Creating beautiful jewelry is alot of work We do our best to locate unique and beautiful stones by going to special mines where we know the rocks will be located. Nevada and other surrounding states have so many beautiful rocks we also find them while hunting around. Sometimes the weather is not very cooperative with high heat or strong winds, but we still try to find stones of interest. Not all beautiful stones are located in the western United States so we also select stones from collections others have brought in from their countires.
Selecting the Rocks
After we have found the rocks we want, they need to be cut and polished. Probably one of the most difficult parts is selecting which stones to cut first. There is never enough time to cut them all so we have to decide what type of stones are people looking for at any particular time of year? What month is it a particular stone going to be popular and what type of item are they going to want? Then comes the decision on size and what finished items will be needed. Decisions, decisions, decisions.