Welcome to GemToneArts! We offer a variety of natural turquoise,faustite,& variscite. Also available for purchase on this site: one of a kind jewelry,cabochons,oil & acrylic paintings,carvings, & music by the artisan Joseph Paul Carruthers. (please see examples below)
We offer quality "natural" (no treatments) turquoise, faustite,& variscite that we purchase from estates and dealers/miners as well as material from our Morning Star Group properties.
For those not familiar with faustite, this description should help. Faustite is a rare cousin of turquoise. High in zinc content, which gives it the variable shades of apple green. Though not common in turquoise mines, faustite forms with turquoise in the same rock units & geologic environment. This mostly applies to the mines in northern Nevada.
As in most rare (semi) precious gems, faustite/turquoise sells at a price which reflects it's rarity. Very beautiful in silver and even better in gold!
Also at GemToneArts as we mentioned above are works of art by the artisan Joseph Paul Carruthers. Jewelry,paintings, & music too. Joseph also mines & operates 4 of his own properties and uses stones from these mines in his work. Please view the additional pages on this site to see Joseph's creations.
We plan in the future to keep improving this site making this a fun & interesting place to visit. Using photograph's & video to give you an insight to the mining,painting,& music process.
We hope you enjoy viewing our products and creations. We look forward to serving you and your business/artistic needs. If we can be of further service please contact us.