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ARTISAN JEWELERS
Formerly, The Gem Factory



The Artisan Jewelers is the largest Gem and Rock shop in North Carolina. Located in one of the most mineral rich areas of the United States. We offer custom stone cutting, gemstone setting, jewelry designing, ring sizing and repairs. Experianced in yellow gold, white gold, sterling silver, and platinum. With over 3500sq.ft showcasing precious gemstones, semiprecious gemstones,raw minerals, jewelry, bead making supplies, books, fossils, and carvings.
    With three in house jewelers, you are sure to find the perfect setting. Bring in your mined gemstones and create your unique jewelry. Pedro Martinez creates exquisite freeform style jewelry. Chris Martinez specializes in stone cutting and setting. Laurel Parham- Martinez utilizes her bachelor of fine arts degree in jewelry design and metalsmithing to create exacting designs.
    The Gem Factory was established by the Martinez Family. Pedro launched his jewelry casting business in Miami upon his arrival from Cuba in 1960. Martha has been working by her husbands side since 1970. She has a talent for locating just the item you are searching for or help in gem identification. Chris began his career working with his father at an early age. Now a master jeweler he is using time honored traditions of goldsmithing and stone setting to create custom jewelry. Chris envisioned the retail division in 1996 as the perfect compliment to the mineral rich area of Franklin. Laurel apprenticed under a German jeweler and brings a European perspective and creative design aspect through her Degree obtained from the Savannah College of Art and Design, to the Gem Factory. Seventy years of collective experiance enables the Gem Factory to meet your Jewelry needs. As of January 2016 Our Company will be making a change to our new Name Artisan Jewelers. Check us out on the web at www.ArtisanJewelrync.com.
    


Open ALL Year Monday-Saturday 9-6 (Winter Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5pm) Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Easter.)
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