Friday, January 30, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things....

Well, not things really. More like people, or...........suppliers......of stones and other things.

Got your interest now?

So, my favorites for gemstones, both run of the mill for more basic jewelry and higher end for well, higher end schtuff:

Gem Resources - Shirley is great. :-)

CR Designs Idaho - love Rick's work. Completely.

Great Cabachons - HUGE selection

Intergem Show Timonium MD - I go to the show that's first weekend in July - I save up and blow a TON of money - oh, sorry, I invest wisely in quality gems. The show is normally around the 3rd.....if anyone is local and wants to meet up, let me know!

Favorite suppliers:

Contenti (but you already knew that, right?)

Thunderbird Supply (keep an eye out for the Super Sales - all metals at the 500 oz pricebreak..gotta love that!)

Hagstoz - for metals mostly

Monsterslayer - oh for a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Of course there are TONS of other suppliers that are wonderful - these are just the ones where "I" have frequent flier status. ;-)

I'll be back later this weekend with another list of favorites...stay tuned and have a GREAT weekend!


  1. OOO! Thanks for the gemstone suppliers! The only gem resources I know of are about 120 miles away. Contenti makes me drool when I go there, but I'm refraining until I have like...a work space...resources...etc.

  2. You are welcome! Here are a few others that I like:
    shaine at freeform cabs (his website is wonky right now though, his catalog is down, worth bookmarking anyway though)

    Sam Silverhawk -

    Lodin's -

    (I've bought from all of these - Lodin's only in person - the others online)

  3. What gorgeous stones at CR!