As American as a Gibson® guitar or a Stetson® hat, the American Mined™ Collection is a new line of faceted stones, cabochons and beads developed for jewelers and metalsmiths who believe the source matters.
We combed the United States in search of the finest American gemstones, touring mines, meeting with enterprising miners and examining hundreds of rough stones along the way. The result is a collection of exceptional gems that allows you to trace a stone from the mine to your bench.
This collection will grow as we develop new relationships with mines across America. Check back often for new additions, and introduce the American Mined™ Collection to your most discerning clients.
The American Mined™ Idaho Garnet™ gemstones originate from the northern panhandle of Idaho and present a deep red color that comes from iron and magnesium. Available in round and oval cuts, these gemstones offer beautiful red accents to your design.
Our American Mined™ Idaho Garnet™ originates from the Emerald Creek Garnet Area of Benewah County in the northern panhandle of Idaho. While most Clearwater garnet from Idaho is very small and mined commercially for abrasive, larger sizes are dug by hand and cut into sparkling faceted stones.
The American Mined™ Mesa Verde Peridot™ gemstones are hand-mined from lava flows in southern Arizona and present a lively green color that makes them the perfect accompaniment for any metal color. Available in round and oval cuts.
Our American Mined™ Mesa Verde Peridot™ is excavated by hand in the San Carlos Apache Indian reservation in southeastern Arizona. The name, Mesa Verde, does not refer to a green mesa but to the bright green gems produced by the majestic lava flow they are mined from.
The American Mined™ Gold Canyon Turquoise™ is mined in the Cerbat Mountains near Kingman, Arizona, and displays a beautiful classic turquoise-blue color, enhanced with a distinctive golden matrix. The matrix patterns vary greatly, giving each stone a unique look. Available in cushion, round and oval cuts.
Our Gold Canyon™ Turquoise is excavated from the Mineral Park Mine in the Cerbat Mountains located 14 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona. It is one of the three prehistoric mining sites in the state with evidence of mining dating as far back as 600 A.D. Today, the mine is operated by Colbaugh Processing, Inc., and is one of the oldest and most productive turquoise mines in America.
Our American Mined™ Lake County Fire Opal™ offers a deep, rich color not found among traditional opals. The fiery reds and oranges it displays are the result of fine traces of iron oxide in the stone's composition. This dramatic gemstone is the only natural opal that is suitable for faceting; it is also available in cabochons and beads.
Our Lake County Fire Opal™ is responsibly mined in the southern reaches of central Oregon. Operated by a small team of artisan miners and genuine gem hounds, the mine sits amid mountainous landscapes of pine trees and picturesque lakes. The stones themselves are unearthed from a trench in the mountainside using a method that has a low impact on the surrounding environment. You can read more about the Lake County Fire Opal mine on the Rio Grande Blog.
The American Mined™ Savannah Sunstone™ is an exotic yet adaptable gemstone that displays a delicate champagne color and brilliant clarity with few inclusions. Available in faceted round, oval and princess cuts that maximize light refraction and color, it is a rare American beauty.
Our Savannah Sunstone™ is responsibly mined along the Oregon-California border against a moonscape-like backdrop of rolling flatlands and sunbaked desert vistas. Sunstone forms naturally in volcanic conditions, and the Sunstone Butte Mine is situated on the side of an extinct volcano. It is operated by a local couple who live on the claim for much of the year, and the land the mine sits on will be remediated when the mining operations are complete. You can read more about the Sunstone Butte Mine on the Rio Grande blog.
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