I've been in the jewelry industry since the early 1970s as a designer, jewelry maker, gemologist and tool inventor and merchant. Several of the special tools you will see here are some that I have invented and also manufacture. I choose to carry tools that represent good value, i.e., high level of usefulness, yet reasonable cost. I've also maintained another very popular and successful online shop in another jewelry-related marketplace since 2010
I participated as a dealer in hundreds of gem and jewelry shows, both wholesale and retail, for about 25 years. This included, of course, the largest show in the world in Tucson, Az. twice a year. I've grown weary of the business-traveling for shows, and prefer to now spend my time at my home base in the desert outside of Tucson from where I handle all my online business. This way I'm able to be more responsive and serve my customers' needs in a timely and efficient fashion.
In my shop you will also find some great vintage items, from watches to artworks to clothing. This area is another great love of mine, so I spend a good portion of my time collecting and curating these wonderful things. Enjoy your visit with me! More »