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            Unique crystals and mineral specimens, hand selected by us to provide you with only the finest!
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            Browse our selection of handmade gemstone jewelry, made with precious/semiprecious stones and metals.
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            Herkimer Diamond beads, drilled in house at Fall Hill Bead and Gem! Each drilled Herkimer Diamond crystal is high quality and hand selected. We are proud to offer only the best genuine Herkimer Diamond beads.
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            Our Herkimer Diamond bracelets are handcrafted in our studio in Little Falls, New York. Genuine Herkimer Diamond crystals are sourced from our own material to create heirloom quality jewelry in sterling silver and 14kt gold.
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            Herkimer Diamonds are our specialty! We have many Herkimer Diamond quartz crystals, including generators, clusters, skeletals, matrix pieces, and the occasional very rare enhydro diamond. All of our Herkimer Diamond crystal specimens are authentic Herkimer Diamonds that were collected here in central New York. Genuine Herkimer Diamond crystals are only found in Herkimer County, New York. They have 18 natural…
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            Genuine Herkimer Diamond earrings, made by hand at Fall Hill Bead and Gem in Little Falls New York.
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            Genuine Herkimer Diamond jewelry, made in Herkimer County, New York. Each piece is handmade and sourced from our own material.
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            Our necklaces are made with genuine Herkimer Diamonds from New York. We stock a variety of handcrafted Herkimer Diamond jewelry, made either in house at Fall Hill Bead and Gem. All Herkimer Diamond jewelry pieces are small batch creations and created with the utmost of love and care. All of our Herkimer Diamond jewelry is made with sterling silver, 14kt.…
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            Our Herkimer Diamond pendants are made in-house, with genuine Herkimer Diamonds from Herkimer County, New York. We also stock a variety of other handcrafted Herkimer Diamond jewelry, made with sterling silver, 14kt. gold fill or 14kt. gold. We proudly offer only the best Herkimer Diamond jewelry!
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            Our collection of faceted Herkimer Diamond jewelry, cut from our own stock.
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            Our collection of Herkimer Diamond rings feature both raw crystals as well as faceted stones. All stones are sourced from our own material, and are guaranteed to be genuine Herkimer Diamonds. All rings are handmade in our jewelry studio in Little Falls, New York
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            Our tumbled stones are handpicked by us to assure only the best make it to you! We have an extensive inventory of stones, so if there's something you don't see, please ask! We're adding new inventory often, so check in to see what's new.
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First Stop – Santa Fe, New Mexico

First Stop – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Downtown Santa Fe

New Mexico has one of the most aptly named state mottos: The Land of Enchantment. There is something rather enchanting about a state that has just celebrated its Centennial. While it is a relatively new addition to the US, it’s an ancient land with much of the culture still intact. We headed out today to the Native American artist market that takes place every day in front of the Palace of the Governers.

artist market, Santa Fe

 

Built in 1610, it is the oldest continually occupied public building in the country. The jewelers that occupy the spaces are oftentimes 5th or 6th generation metalsmiths, which is apparent as soon as you see the complexity and quality of the work. Adam and I spent hours browsing their wares and hearing their stories, and of course ended up with a sack full of treasure to bring back to the shop! After working all morning, we took the afternoon to take a drive up to Chimayo, a pueblo nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Santuario de Chimayo

It’s most famous for the Santuario de Chimayo, a chapel built in the 1800’s that houses the Miracle Dirt, which is thought to heal a variety of ailments. It’s also home to a rich tradition of weaving families, and artists of all sorts. We had the pleasure to stop in at the Chavez Gallery and chat for awhile with the owner, Patricio Chavez, and admire his masterful wood carvings, as well as his wife’s amazing visionary paintings. He and his family are direct descendants of Francisco Chavez, the original caretaker of the Santuario. They are also farmers, and he gifted us a bag of the famous heirloom Chimayo Chile seeds for our garden, as well as some of their homemade Chimayo Chile powder! We left him with some of our heirloom Herkimer Diamonds in gratitude for his kindness. Before we left, we headed in to the Santuario and spent some time sitting silently and taking it all in. And of course we scooped a bit of miracle dirt to take with us on our journey! Tomorrow, we will head to Tucson to continue our journey through the spellbinding Southwest, and to continue buying treasures, trinkets and talismans to bring back home to you!

 

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