A love of rare gemstones was a passion that lead me to the study of Gemology at GIA (way back when they were in Santa Monica). From running a booth at the traveling gem fair to managing retail jewelry stores in Southern California; gemstones and jewelry has been quite an adventure. I have a deep love for the ocean and all aspects of nature. Music has also been a leading force within my life. There have been tragedies and triumphs in my history and all have shaped my creative spirit. I ventured out away from time spent at a brick and mortar store to a virtual jewelry store www.gemsbygigi.com . Fourteen years later, I have accumulated an extensive inventory of loose gemstones, findings and unique estate items. I have helped customers bring to life their vision of the perfect engagement ring. I embrace collaboration with other artist and have supplies available for immediate production. Delving into some handmade wire wrapped items with 14kt wire and natural gemstone beads. Whatever happens next is sure to be exciting. Thank you for reading about my store and please feel free to email me with new ideas.