A World of Beauty for Your Wardrobe.
Like the caravan traders of a bygone age, we have searched the world to find interesting gems to help you create a personal style, one that is unique and that sets you apart. Our curated collection includes elements from all over the globe: the finest turquoise from Arizona, gorgeous Amethyst from Africa, brilliant Topaz from Sri Lanka, stunning Lapis Lazuli from China and many more.
Most of the time it’s just a feeling. It’s always a feeling. Yet we are surprised when we finally realize what comes from deep inside the Earth can touch us to our core. Beautiful things do that. Depending on the intensity of the feeling, we are moved to react, to gasp, to exclaim, to ponder.
If powerful enough our experience motivates us to act. We suddenly have purpose. We focus our talents and resources to the best of our ability because we want everyone to feel this way. We’ll do whatever we have to do to make that possible. Such is art, the way of the artist, that of the thoughtful craftsman and the careful artisan.
Inspiration begets inspiration
It’s in our DNA! Now, as artisans at Pangea Mines, many of us were born into families who have done this kind of work for generations, and have spent decades honing skills and perfecting our craft. Meticulous attention to detail and devotion to creating jewelry as an art is our way of life, a family tradition, an inspiration in its own right.
At Pangea Mines we’ve learned most anyone can find a thing of beauty. Such things have a way being found, and lost, or forgotten or mistaken for some other thing that glitters.
When you look into a gemstone you are seeing a miracle of nature created before any notion of time. Humans had not yet conceived of time. As a species, we did not yet exist.
Gemstones did exist, however, having been formed to Nature’s specifications in unthinkably harsh conditions, combining as key minerals subjected to intense heat and pressure, hardening then cooling. As if by accident, these beautiful gifts have waited to be discovered for millions of years. Because we know what we’re looking for, we’ve discovered them. On purpose. And here they are, beautiful gemstones harvested from select mines throughout the world.
Only one thing could be more tragic than for us to leave these gemstones in the ground. That would be for you not to wear them.
There is something here for you, something that will become a part of your own story.
We like to think our works of art are our lives as much as our lives are works of art, not a means to an end, but ends in themselves. It’s just good business. These beautiful stones have waited in undisturbed ground for millennia, having arrived at their condition of discovery only after going through earth-shaking processes, literally! Our acts of creation should not result in acts of destruction. That’s why our strong and unwavering commitment to best practices in mining extends to all sources of our gemstones throughout the world. Our relationship with selected mines ensures the materials we select are harvested in a manner that respects economic and environmental concerns of the area, and the health and well-being of miners who do the work.
Thanks to improved mining techniques and a worldwide market, Pangea Mines’ highly skilled team of designers draw upon an incredible selection of gemstones available, keeping in mind the special abilities of each craftsmen. These unique pieces will brighten any collection. Pangea Mines remains responsive to fashion trends and changing tastes. We create smart, contemporary styles that stand the test of time because we insist on retaining an admiration and appreciation of inspired classic designs.