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As owner of the shop, a special place is in my heart, and the shelves for rough rock. I began as a lapidary, cutting cabochons with the BCLS. Because of the drop in Lapidary workshop in the back, I stock many rough boulders, and slabs, but I also amass cutting material for its sentimental value. I have everything you can think of at this point. from fire agates, to sugilite, gaspeite, smokey quartz, kunzite, gem silica, laguna agates, dino bone, meteorites... all the finer high end stock for those special cabs, and for me to dip into. I also have bins of cheap slabs, $1 each, $2 each, $3 each and up. You can pick from the bins out front in the showroom, or ask to see more in the back if youre interested in more material than presented there.
Please note that any purchase of rough cutting grade is final sale. We will do our best to assess it for you, but our assessment is only opinion, and not fact. Buying rough is ultimately up to you to assess and envision yield.
Last Updated June 13, 2019
I collected rocks as a kid, but drifted away from it entering my preteens. When I rekindled my fondness for stone, it was through fossils, trying to decorate my apartment. Fossils, have a sweet spot for me, I love them all. In my shop, i'll sell ya fossilized sharks teeth, jaw bones, amber, shells, all the way up to the bigger things, like partial skeletons, fossilized alligator heads, turtle heads, opalized clams, lobsters, and everything in between like petrified wood and fossilized sand dollars.
We stock many crystals, from small to large. Low grade to high grade. Common ones, and ones you've never even heard of...
Here's where the jeweler is gonna wanna plan their day around a visit to my store. I began as a stone cutter, so I have an extensive knowledge of cabochon styles, quality and well- lets just say I live and breath stone cutting. I try to offer you options. I have many types of cabochons, as well as cut shapes. I have what you could call a divided stock, between those cut in North America, most often by myself or other local stone cutters I support. Along side these cabs, you will also find stones cut over seas. I visit other countries multiple times a year to source these stones. sometimes buying already made, other times contracting cutters to work for me. If any of the thousands of cabochons in the showroom do not appeal to you, custom cutting is a service provided.
Last Updated Jan 1, 2019
You know, there aren't a lot of us that set these. It took me years to appreciate them. But now, I can't make a piece without one. Gem stones, whether small or big, are a bold statement in artisan jewelry. I carry semi precious and Precious. That means- everything from $1 amethysts to high end emeralds and saphires. I catour to many crowds, but the finest of gems should be purchased from reputable gemologists. I tend more towards the art of it all, so I have had some very unorthodox stone faceted. you'll find our local jade, carnelions, botswana agate, petrified woods, and more among the conventional smokey quartz, amethyst, aquamarines and opals. I am a patron of our provincial stones, and thus, you will find Whistler quartz, black and yellow agates, and other local stones dug by myself or mining friends.
I have many larger stones, fancy cut, standard cut, as well as small stones, as low as .5mm rounds.
Click here for a LIST of our Faceted Stones.
Last Updated Jan 1, 2019
This is one of my pride and joys, as a gem cutter, carving pulls me in more than any other practice. I specialize in mass producing gem carvings, through a self discovered trade secret. My store is stocked with stones that will bring value to your metal work, as well as endless attention. All are one of a kind, hand cut. I have carvings from overseas as well, but heavily place my energy in producing them here, as well as supporting local artisans.
We stock Gem Stone Jewelry. Made locally as well as overseas.
I, myself, knap arrowheads. For this reason, I sell well made blades and points from North America, as well as arrowheads made overseas.
I do intend to stock up on some very rare minerals, as of yet, most of the specimens I have in stock are of the affordable nature.
Like many rock shops, I carry tumbled stones, and polished slabs- but what makes my selection unique is the fact that I run 12 tumblers in the back room, meaning i'm tumbling material that is not commonly on the market. For the same prices as anywhere else, you can come here and hand pick through hundreds of pounds of tumbled stone- all of it unique. I polish slabs in back too, which means, you're goning to get a whole lot more than generic agate slabs off my selves. You'll find plenty more in the shop with every visit, I'm growing faster than seems manageable.
I try to support local rockhounds and lapidarys in the storefront. If youre a local gem cutter, or a miner, please message me with sample photos of your products. If they are a suitable fit for the storefront, I will be happy to discuss consignment or wholesale.
If you consider yourself adept in a jewelry or lapidary field, please set up an appointment for review, as I am always looking for instructors and shop supervisors to take some work off my hands.
The BC Faceters Guild Meets monthly at Rubble Rock And Gem bcfacetersguild.com