Gemtree Creative Designs
About our Company
Greetings from Tucson
Welcome to Gemtree Creative Designs. Our goal is to provide beautiful silver jewelry that's both unique and high quality with customer satisfaction as our main priority. We offer both handmade custom silver jewelry that's made with a variety of colored gem stones cut by hand right here at Gemtree, and a huge selection of excellent silver jewelry from MMA's Silver Star collection. Want something different? We're available to take your custom order for rings, bracelets, cuffs, pendants, or just about anything you can think for that truly special gift. We'll work with you on a design that fits your style with drawings and descriptions so you'll be sure to get exactly what you want every time.
We're located in beautiful Tucson, Arizona where there's sunshine 350 days a year. It's home to the Saguaro National Monument, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Movie studios, and one of the largest, if not the largest, gem show in the world. The "Tucson Gem and Mineral Show" is known throughout the gem and lapidary industry as the place to be the first two weeks of February each year. It also gives Gemtree Creative Designs firsthand access to some of the finest rough lapidary minerals in the world.
Our inventory of rough rocks and minerals features over one hundred different types of colored gemstone quality materials that are used for the cabochons in our custom jewelry. A few examples include Larimar, Lapis Lazuli, Ocean Jasper, Parrot Wing Chrysocolla, Rhodonite, Azurite, Fancy Bloodstone, Charoite, Sugilite, Larvikite, Apatite, and Fire Agate. We also have rough stock of Victoria Stone, a gemstone material that is so rare entire estate collections have been purchased in order to obtain a few pieces. We are very fortunate to have six colors of this gorgeous gemstone material in stock, it is only available for cutting as a cabochon material for one of our custom silver settings. Click here to see a picture of Victoria Stone and to learn about the history of this incredible gemstone.
A majority of the items currently available on our site are not Gemtree custom jewelry pieces, but we've added a few jewelry pieces that feature our hand cut cabochons in some very nice pendants with pre-made fashion jewelry settings. We'll soon be adding bracelets, rings, cuffs, earrings, and other items. Some items that feature our hand cut stones are in quality pre-made settings, and other pieces that have our hand cut stones are the custom sterling silver settings that we design and make here at Gemtree.
Our custom silver jewelry is made entirely in house. We start by designing the settings using computer aided drafting techniques. Then we select the gemstone material from our diverse inventory of rough stone. The rough is cut into slabs, then we select a slab with the right color and pattern to make the perfect cabochon for the jewelry piece. After that we'll cut out the gemstone's cabochon shape from the slab. The gemstone material is then sanded to create a cabochon with the proper dome shape. Next we polish the shaped cabochon to a beautiful glass like finish using and an eight step polishing process. To create the custom setting we'll do the all silver fabrication and metalwork necessary to produce the custom design you've selected. As the last step we'll mount the polished cabochon in the designer setting. The result is a truly unique one of a kind colored gemstone jewelry piece.
We also carry an excellent line of sterling silver jewelry from MMA's Silver Star Collection. This allows us to offer our customers an astounding selection of items to choose from. There is literally something for everybody in our web store, and in every price range. Check it out and see for yourself.
Except for some rare exceptions, we deal exclusively in colored gemstone jewelry. If you're looking for colored gemstone jewelry, this is certainly the place. We hope you enjoy looking through our inventory and we invite you to contact us if you're thinking of getting some custom silver jewelry. We'd be glad to tell you about our designs and give you a work estimate. We'll be adding more of our in house jewelry to the site in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back with us soon! Thanks again for visiting our site, and don't forget to spread the word....
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