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We started our business over 22 years ago. We honed our lapidary skills for several years at the Santa Rosa Gem and Mineral Club and at their annual shows. We then started selling throughout California at Gem and Mineral shows, Etsy, Ebay and from our internet shop, DesignsbyShirl.com. We are now devoting all our selling efforts using Etsy, Our plan is to sell all we have, which may take several years

We take pride in making the best items you can buy. We have sold over 15,000 items to happy customers, online and at Gem and Mineral shows and never had an unhappy customer. On Etsy we have sold over 4,000 items, our reviews continue to grow with thousands of satisfied customers.

Our shop is now loaded with many items and continues to grow daily Designsbyshirl.com our internet shop is now linked to Etsy. You can get to all of our online items through Etsy online or Designsbyshirl.com. If you don't see what you need, send us a note, we may have it in storage.

We have stopped making cabochons, wire wrapped pendants and special jewelry pieces, what we have will be loaded on Etsy and sold at a reasonable price. We currently have discount sales running so I'm sure you will find a bargain, if you don't, please send us a note and let us know what you need. I can make special cuts or sanding but I no longer make cabochons or special jewelry, and Shirl is unable to wire wrap cabochons anymore (arthritis in the fingers).

Our rare, scarce and unique rough slabs are now for sale. We have removed most pits and unsightly fractures and sanded each slab with 120-320 diamond grit. With a little work you will end up with a beautiful cabochon or specimen. We have some customers that make jewelry out of the preformed rough because they need the natural unpolished look, metaphysically they are ready for that.

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