The Mendocino Art Center is situated 150 miles north of San Francisco overlooking a rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean in the charming coastal village of Mendocino. A haven for artists since 1959, today The Mendocino Art Center is a highly regarded artistic and educational institution offering more than 150 Read more [...]
Mendocino Gems in Mendocino, California, has been in the jewelry business for more than a decade. This family-owned business began when our mother took a silversmithing class when we were young. She put together a jeweler’s workbench at the house and we played with it. For a long time, this was a hobby she deeply enjoyed and we thought it was magical that she could make real jewelry.
With over thirty years of experience and as members of the North American Goldsmiths, the staff of Mendocino Gems takes pride in showcasing unique handmade jewelry that is crafted on-site. Our main focus is to provide valuable jewelry that is not found anywhere else. We go to gem shows in Tucson and travel to Thailand and China to find different pearls and other precious stones to incorporate in our exclusive designs.
Our team also scours the local art jewelers for items that will bring different styles to our collection. Some of our pieces are from a woman who uses antique silverware as a medium for her creations. We support these artists and if you are interested in a particular one, we can place you in touch with them.