DLC Gems was born out of Don and Dave's passion for lapidary and gems.
Don began cutting and polishing cabochons from gemstones that he collected as a hobby and quickly found himself needing a method for setting these stones and getting finished pieces into the hands of people who would enjoy them. He taught himself the technique of wire wrapping cabochons using precious metal and eventually branched out into viking weave, carving, fold forming and metalsmithing; skills passed down to him from his father Dave.
Dave had an opportunity to study the art of Gem Carving from master gem carver Ron Martinez in Quartzsite Arizona. After studying with Ron for 3 years Dave branched out in to smithing in precious metals to set his carving work into finished pieces of jewelry.. Don and Dave founded DLC Gems LLC in 2011 and now travel Arizona and Utah selling their Artisan Jewelry at various art events and markets throughout the year.
What our Customers are saying:
Thank you, sincerely! When I saw what you created with my beloved stone, I cried...Happy, Grateful tears! You are amazing to work with!, you are professional, you listen to what I asked for even though every other person I talked with said that it couldn't be done. You did it!
To say you are talented is an understatement. I am forever grateful for your kindness, the fact that you allowed me to ask for what I wanted and you respected my wishes to leave my stone broken. You didn't try to change my mind. The setting is more beautiful than I imagined. I wear this beautiful necklace every day.
I am so grateful!
I have found the only person to make my jewelry from this point forward. No
reason to search the stores for what I have in mind, I will simply contact you.
And I know I will be delighted every single time.
Thank you for all the beautiful jewelry you make with love. Clearly, that is why all of your pieces are magnificent!
"Got all the way home with a big smile on my face that just won't fade ....My own rock find is now on my wrist .....I am so happy to have connected with these talented artists , they have made a dream come true just for me !"
I want to let everyone know these two men Dave and Don do superb work. I have purchase 19 pieces, 6 of which have gone to family and friends. I am never, I say it again never disappointed with the end result. I have had so many compliments on my jewelry even my husband has had people wanting to know where he has gotten his 2 rings.
Thank you sooo much for this gorgeous ring! The wire-wrapping work on it is amazing!
Excellent craftsmanship and great attention to detail on my custom order, very timely turn around. Thumbs up.
So beautiful! Such attention to detail and shipped immediately as per my request. Thank you!
Great workmanship and great service.
This ring was delivered on time, and is absolutely gorgeous. I have worn it every day since I've gotten in.
This ring is so beautiful! Thank you so much, it fits perfectly.
Just as it looks! My wife loved it for our 14th anniversary. DLCGEMS are awesome and very talented!!! I will definitely order from them again. Thanks!
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