About Us:

Employees of Rupert's Precison Gemcutting

We are a locally owned and operated business on the Carson City Washoe Reservation. Featured here are our employees. Of course we have Tobin Rupert, the man behind all of what we have to offer. His brilliant vision and art is the reason we exist. With 30 years as an autobody professional, he decided to retire and pursue his love of rocks. Tobin traveled to South Carolina for one on one schooling to master the art of precision gemcutting, silversmithing, diamond setting, and gemstone setting. With new knowledge and a fresh view on the industry, he opened up the shop that we reside in today in 2011. Once he cut an award winning 8.59ct Namibia Ruby, there was no looking back.
Our designer, Kendra Thurman, is on the left hand side. Kendra started this business with Tobin and now has 8 years on hand training in running a full scale jewelry store, managing multiple designs at once and offering excellent customer service. 
To the right we have our G.I.A. certified Gemologist, Nena Leonard offering the most professional solution to gem identification as well as professional jewelry appraisal and watch services. Nena Graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in 2004 and has been working in the jewelry industry since 2001. She also is a certified Diamontologist through the Diamond Council of America.

Modern Native American Art

Our Story

With the use of naturally occurring minerals, we create pieces that will last a life time. Rock hunter turned lapidary specialist, car man turned jeweler. We are the premier spot for unique gifts and jewelry

Our Vision

Our vision is to offer our customers quality handmade jewelry art and specimens that can be treasured for a lifetime. We create gifts with the upmost love and gratitude to share with those willing to wear our creations.