Updated: Apr 15, 2021
The most precious gifts should be reserved for the rare gems in your life that really stand above the rest. This has been a hard year and maybe there is someone who you've had to lean on more than usual to get you through these tough times. There is nothing like showing your gratitude with a beautiful one-of-a-kind gift from a true artisan. Bisbee is an artist town that has no short supply of handmade and vintage items that will wow that special gem in your life. Below are some examples that just barely scratch the surface of what you can find online and in Bisbee this holiday season.
Designer-craftsman Dave Owens makes truly beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that we just love. You can tell that he puts lots of soul and creativity into what he does. Pick up a unique piece out of his large collection made by him and other jewelry artists throughout the US or contact him to do a totally custom piece for your special someone. In many cases, he is able to pull off custom pieces overnight!
Whether or not you want to don a hard hat and head underground on the Queen Mine Tour you are welcome to visit their gift shop which offers rare gems and minerals that might just be the perfect gift for that rockhound mineral lover in your life.
Finders Keepers has a finely curated selection of new & vintage jewelry, Bisbee turquoise, antiques, and regional art & handcrafts. We love this line of embroidered pins they are carrying. Pictured above is a Trovelore Scorpion Embellished Pin for $62.50. Based out of Arizona and Delhi, Trovelore is an embroidery atelier specializing in the use of needlework and mixed materials to craft a line of hand-embellished Jewelry. Delicately embroidered by hand, the precise choice of materials, colors, and techniques create organic textures that give a precious life-like quality. All brooches come in a museum quality box complete with information about the animal/plant depicted.
You will find a wide array of beautiful gift items at PanTerra. They carry a number of local artisan jewelry makers lines that we just adore. Nancy Daniels is a local artist that makes gorgeous jewelry that would look perfect on your sweetie. Pick up the above Desert Diva sterling earrings for $99.
"I have focused on the jewelry arts for 30 years. My inspiration comes from our beautiful mother planet we live on. Spending most my life in the American West has given me such an appreciation of the wonders of nature. I attempt to humbly capture the mystery, humor and beauty that exists around us and work to breathe that life into my work. My jewelry is made with sterling, brass and gemstones." - Nancy Daniels
This shop is a great place to come for unique gifts for the special someone. They have a fun loving vibe that you can pass on. This Handmade Patina Cuff made with Brass and Copper with a Blue/Green Patina is perfect for the hippie gem in your life. Buy it here for $25.00.
Andrew Laws Jeweler at Czar Minerals You can check out Czar Minerals in person or hop on over to their Etsy page to browse their items for sale. We picked out this modern and stylish coral bead necklace for $81 which has a beautiful light and flowy feel to it. The very subtle pattern of Carnelian and Iolite beads between the coral tubular beading adds to the all-around sleek styling of this one of a kind necklace, while the bold yet small black Turquoise matrix gives it the extra dash while keeping it in line with the whole unique piece.