It’s a call to the post and we are ready to mount! Post and mount your one-of-a-kind gemstone into a luxury jewelry setting that is! “Finish Line Gems & Jewelry” was created by Last Stop Horse Rescue as a way to help fund the cost of ensuring the horses we rescue are provided with the best care possible. Kenny and Kimberly (ages 9 & 3) were at the starting gate of an outdoor hobby when trumpets began to sound. And they were off- prospecting for gold and gems! It was “A Run for the Roses” as the children came up with an idea to help their Grandmommy’s horse rescue.
So with their mother’s shared excitement, “Finish Line Gems & Jewelry” was established.
Finish Line Gems & Jewelry finds stones native to North Carolina and the Georgia Mountains in their natural rock form and then sends them to a local gem cutter where they are transformed into beautifully faceted gemstones.
Approaching the finish line- and guaranteed to be a maiden win– the gemstones are then sent to the Gemology Institute of America for GIA lab reports in preparation for the Winners Circle of Jewelry.
Gemstones can be purchased as certified loose stones or in finished settings- all set in 14K solid gold (unless otherwise specified or requested). You may also have your jewelry custom designed- and we will gladly help you create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece!
Finish Line Gems & Jewelry understands jewelry often holds priceless sentimental value, so if you already have your own setting- maybe your grandmother’s ring or your mother’s pendant- and would like to add a natural gemstone with a special story and purpose, we would love the opportunity to take part in creating your cherished heirloom.
So what makes Finish Line Gems & Jewelry the front runner of natural gemstone jewelry?
All of our gems are prospected by children and volunteers, they are all certified as genuine gemstones by the GIA, and the best part is…The moment your “pick” crosses the finish line, 100% of the proceeds go directly to benefit Last Stop Horse Rescue (LSHR).
LSHR was established in 2005, but it was one very special horse in particular that was the reason we became licensed in 2011.
This horse was 1 of only 4 surviving horses seized by the State of Maine. It was a heartbreaking situation. We had rescued many horses in the past, but this horse was our first rescue where our efforts were needed by State Animal Welfare in order to save her innocent, helpless life. She deserved to live…she deserved to be loved… SHE was perfect! And her name just happened to be Royal Gemstone.
We believe in “signs” and it was no coincidence when Royal Gemstone’s picture spontaneously appeared on Toni’s computer desktop as she was ordering her mother Joyce’s Christmas gift…a Mother’s Ring with gemstones found by Joyce’s grandchildren.
Seeing Royal Gemstone’s picture is what gave Toni reassurance that she and her children’s idea to create a gemstone jewelry brand for Grandmommy’s horse rescue would be a success!
Royal Gemstone- the horse that started it all- lived at the rescue under Joyce’s love and care for the remaining years of her life. And her name couldn’t be better suited, as she was a real “gem of horse.” She was also very motherly to the herd and nicknamed “The Protector.”
Thank you, Royal Gemstone, for continuing to protect your herd by ensuring there would always be a way to care for them! Your “sign” has given us hope to reflect upon during times of worry. We have faith Finish Line Gems & Jewelry will become a recognized brand to provide lifelong security for your friends <3
Click this link to shop our large inventory of fine Jewelry and settings for your one-of-kind gemstone:
*NOTE: The gemstones available on our Jewelry Showcase link are not mined by us. Please contact us for info about our inventory of GIA Certified gemstones prospected by children and volunteers.
*You may also see photos on our Facebook page, but be sure to check back often because as soon as our earth-mined gemstones are certified by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), we add them to the page. https://www.facebook.com/Finishlinegems/
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