If “Life is a journey,” then just build my path with slabs of creamy green varisite, deep purple sugilite and gorgeous blue lapis, and I will walk that path forever with joy and gladness.
There is a little gem of a museum in Lexington, Kentucky called the Headley-Whitney. Opened in 1978, it was the only place for miles where a young girl could go and gaze at jewels, minerals and curios. This is where my fascination for gems and minerals was born. There I saw wonders of the earth that I would never have been exposed to otherwise, and it planted a seed that would grow as I grew. In the 1990’s, I ran a gem and mineral boutique in Los Angeles, California, studying under a licensed gemologist and accompanying her on buying trips. The roots of my stone passion grew deeper and deeper into the bedrock of who I was growing to be over the next few decades.
As my feet became more rooted in earth and stone, my branches spread out. Helping people find the right stone for their needs gave me ever increasing joy. Being able to assist people in filling out their mineral collections, and seeing the contentment in their faces became a driving force. Eventually this led to an online presence where I sought to put my hand-selected specimens in one place for people to look through. Diversity also walked into my life, and the gems and minerals were joined by beads, stone carvings, and a plethora of other collectible and gift-giving wonders.
Today, “I” has become We, and we have created Origin Stones for you. At Origin Stones, you can be assured of the very best quality available, the most competitive pricing, and a rich source of information and stone lore. We are best known for our courteous service and helpful staff, and everyone who is a part of the Origin Stones family shares that love of stones with our clients and customers. Each piece is hand-selected, lovingly cleaned, carefully packaged, and promptly shipped to you to enrich your life in that special way stones do.
We welcome you to Origin Stones. Enjoy your visit!