We are a husband and wife team that own and operate our own small, but quickly growing Gemstone and Jewelry Creation business. Our little family consists of Brett, Allyce, our most precious gem and newest addition baby Gwendolyn, Daisy (the dog that's scared of everything), Jack (the fearless cat), and our newest edition Dobby (the vicious puppy!).
We specialize in collector gemstones, rare gemstones, custom faceted gemstones, custom faceting services, bridal jewelry, heirloom jewelry and custom jewelry design.
Whether it’s custom faceting or custom jewelry design, our goal is to take you on a journey, to help educate and show you a side of custom jewelry and colored gemstones you have never before seen.
We have over 17 years’ worth of experience and knowledge in the gem industry, and are happy to answer any questions you have. Please feel free to message us about the products we sell or requests for other items we may have.
Brett is a wonderful metalsmith and custom gemstone facetor. He creates beautiful, creative, and unique gold and silver jewelry. Give him a pencil and paper and he is off sketching his next piece of art work. He loves to work with bold and elegant lines that accentuate the body and are comfortable to wear.
Brett has been faceting gems for nearly 14 years with a keen eye for detail and precision, continually striving to perfect his talents. He takes much pride in working with rare and unusual materials that are not typically seen as gemstones, including a wide array of soft minerals such as Rhodochrosite, Sphalerite, Anglesite, and Phosphophyllite just to name a few.
Allyce has been faceting professionally for 8 years and is constantly bringing new and refreshing ideas to the table with her cutting. She has helped fine tune our cutting methods in order to achieve precision and quality polishes on our gems for the best quality possible. Allyce has also brought us into the world of sculpted gems with the added aspect of carving, with fun bubbles and smooth organic shapes within the gemstones themselves.
She also runs the office with a steady hand, managing all of our selling venues, gemstone photography, shipping and social networking.
We travel to several gem and mineral shows every year, including one of the biggest in the world; the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. Each year from mid January to mid February we head down to sunny Tucson to set up and sell at 2 different shows, as well as buy lots of new goodies to produce in the shop for the on coming year. We hope to see you there!
We both feel incredibly lucky to be able to work side by side with each other doing what we love. We take great pride in what we do, because knowing our work brightens someone's day is a magnificent reward for all the blood, sweat and tears we put into our work.
Thank you for your interest in our lives and what we love.
-Brett and Allyce Kosnar