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Here you will find a variety of mineral specimens from around the globe, as well as hand crafted wire wrapped jewelry. All specimens posted are hand selected by us, to ensure that each and every piece is a worthy addition to any collection. All jewelry items are hand crafted, using only the best quality cabochons and faceted gemstones, to create one of a kind, quality pieces that can be passed down for generations to come.

We are located in Prescott, Ontario, about 45 minutes outside of Ottawa. We do offer local pick up (coupon code "local") as well as combined shipping (coupon code "buildabox"). 

Use the menu at the top to check out all of our listings available. Lots posted, with more to come! 

Our Origins

We started this adventure in 2009. We would bring our oldest son down to the local river to go gold mining when he was only a few months old. Then we added metal detecting into our repertoire, followed by wire wrapping. It all kind of spiraled from there! As our family grew, so did our business and passion for all things rock related. We really started taking the online selling aspect seriously about 5 years ago. We started our online business by doing scheduled Facebook shows in various mineral groups. We built a reputation for being reliable, and honest sellers among the online rock community.

Since we started, we have been working tirelessly in order to expand our product offerings and make our customers experience even better. We’re proud of how far we’ve come, yet remain committed to performing even better. The pieces featured are hand picked by us, so we can ensure the quality of items we send out. Browse through our product gallery and experience shopping with R&D Gems for yourself. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or suggestions. We can be reached at, or through our Facebook group. In the future we are also planning on hosting "Pop-Up Gem Shows", so depending on interest in your area, we may come to YOU *depending on location*. We also have a group on Facebook with new pieces posted almost daily! You can find it here: or by clicking the Facebook icon at the bottom of the website

What are the payment options?

Any purchases made must be paid via PayPal using debit or credit. We use PayPal for all transactions as it is reliable, and secure

Do you offer gift cards?

We do! Any dollar amount. Gift cards can be made out to anyone, and can be used for anything listed on our website.
*gift cards are non-refundable

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