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For more than thirty years, The Gem Garden(shopTheGemGarden) and it's staff have consistently participated as a direct source for jewelry, colored stones, trade related publications, artistic creations for the home, rough gemstone materials and tools; in addition to other collectable items. As Jewelers and Gemologists we make multiple annual trips to the world's major gem-producing regions. The Gem Garden staff is dedicated to sourcing fine quality gemstones and jewelry. In addition to tapping the world's resources for fine colored stones, The Gem Garden has long been involved with American gemstones helping bring them to the world market.

The past several years have been difficult ones, both for the US and for the world. In difficult times, one's core beliefs are all the more important. You will never see us hide treatment information. What you will find is straight talk on some of the most beautiful and romantic creations of nature. We actually believe it is a privilege to handle nature's bounty and love nothing more than to share our excitement and wonder with the world. In handling these creations, there is a sacred trust that should not be broken, we must be true to ourselves and our customers. We must provide accurate information, not fluff. We have been in business for thirty years and expect to be in business for another fifty. Our future success will no doubt relate to truth, being true to our customers and true to ourselves.
This is our philosophy.

The staff of The Gem Garden(shopTheGemGarden) have been in the international gemstone business since 1993 and thus assures your satisfaction. Our staff members include Graduate Gemologists and Graduate Jewelers with formal residential education diplomas from The Gemological Institute of America. We have scientists, designers, lapidary artists (stone cutters) and bench jewelers as part of our immediate family.

We are proud to be a part of or member of the following organizations:

  • Manufacturing Jewelers & Silversmiths of America (MJSA)-Member
  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA) - Alumni | Former Employer
  • Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT)- Registered Member
  • Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) - Active Member
  • GemWorld International, Inc (GEMGUIDE pricing & Appraisal)-Member
  • eBay Seller (Since 1995-1996)-Registered Seller
  • Members of many of So. California Gem and Mineral Clubs
  • We reserve the right to sell at our discretion.
  • It is our policy not to disclose our buyers order details to anyone unless authorized or compelled by law.

  • We sell new, pre-owned, collectible and antique merchandise.
  • All items not specified as being new may have indications of use or wear consistent with age.
  • Natural Gemstones
  • Synthetic or Man Made Gem Stone
  • Gem Rough (natural and synthetic)
  • Lapidary Supplies and Tools
  • Lapidary Rough
  • Fine Gold, Silver Jewelry
  • Designer One of Kind Jewelry
  • Jewelry Related Items
  • Gold & Silver (in many forms)
  • Home D├ęcor items made of gem and stone
  • And much more!

We are centrally located in beautiful Southern California, only minutes from the beaches, the world famous Legoland, and the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California.

Our facilities in North County San Diego, San Marcos, California

  • Corporate Offices
  • Storefront & Showroom
  • Gemological Laboratory
  • Jewelry Repair and Manufacturing
  • Gemstone Faceting
  • Stone Cutting & Lapidary
  • Warehouse

We also provide jewelry and gemstone appraisals, gem identification, lapidary and related type services by appointment. Please give our customer service a call or send an email for more details.

If your local to the area or just in the area please stop in and see us.

The Gem Garden
250 South Pacific Street
Suite 105
San Marcos, CA 92078

Hours at the San Marcos location 

Due to a local heightened security risk we have been forced to a locked door policy.

Currently we are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between 11:00am - 6:00pm

Please call the customer service number below to schedule a showing or setup an appointment.

Call Customer Service: 1.760.744.1000