You’ve found love — that’s the hard part. Finding the perfect piece of jewelry to represent that love is going to be so much easier this Valentine’s Day.
Discover something as unique as your darling in one of several Carson City shops offering locally made jewelry.
Whether you’re looking for that heirloom piece to stand the test of time or something fun and flirty, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Here are some of the best places to buy locally made jewelry in Carson City.
Rupert’s Precision Gem Cutting
2800 S. Curry St.
Native American artist Tobin Rupert draws on the traditions of his ancestors as he communicates with the stones he cuts. But he also uses the latest technology to create the most precise designs.
“They’re cut mathematically perfect so when light goes in, all it can do is bounce around and come back out the top,” he said. “It spins an energy that goes through your body like divine light. It takes care of you. It makes you look good and feel good.”
The Jewelry Bench
361 Fairview Dr.
Owner Michele Popejoy carries all types of fine jewelry from sterling silver to platinum and stones from all price points. Her favorite pieces, however, are the ones she creates herself.
“My absolute favorite things to do is custom designs,” she said. “I love to to be set free.
“It doesn’t matter what stones we have, we can make something really pretty really fast.”
Rocking and Rolling
402 N. Curry St.
Jeanette Champagne, owner of Rocking and Rolling, is first drawn to working with Nevada Stones — but she doesn’t discriminate.
“My love for jewelry spills out into all kinds of stones. Crystals, anything healing,” she said.
And her designs are just as varied.
“I like to put together unusual combinations because my customers are eclectic,” she said. “Some like things that are shiny and blingy, some like them very natural.”
The best ones, she said, are the ones her customers wear.
“I like it when someone finds something that speaks to them,” she said. “I feel honored. It validates me.”
Check out these galleries for a collection of local artists who create beadwork, copper, turquoise, silver, dichroic glass and more:
405 N. Nevada St.
Brewery Arts Center Artisan Store
Inside Expresso Yourself Cafe
449 W. King St.
Nevada Artists Association
449 W. King St.