8-inch Continuity Line
Our 8-inch continuity line is composed entirely of stone types and cuts that we can continue to source. Of these are some of our top picks and best sellers. We also specialize in unique shapes cut for consistency and all holes are laser-drilled for smooth edges. This line is perfect for designers to replicate designs in quantity.
16-Inch Strands & Limited Editions
We carry a wide selection of stones in 16-inch strands, many of which are limited editions, and offer these products depending on availability. These can include unique or rare finds that we might not have again.
Stones in the dsPremier collection are exclusively designed, cut, and produced by Dakota Stones. Each are cut from unique and premium rough materials to exacting specifications to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Many strands in the dsPremier collection are very limited. We currently work with a lapidary artist that cuts most of the limited batch cuts in our dsPremier line.
When we find an interesting piece of material to work with we then need to partner with a skilled lapidary source. A lapidarist uses gemstone cutting, grinding, and polishing techniques to create decorative items such as cabochons, engraved gems, and faceted designs. Our new supplier cuts for some of the most well known names in the world of fashion jewelry, cutting beads with the craftsmanship of a seasoned diamond lapidary and delivers unique pieces of art. These pieces are seldom, if ever, seen on the market.
We are excited to be rolling out new designs in the coming year. Some styles will be available throughout the year and others will be offered in small, numbered batch cuts.
Each cabochon is cut and shaped by hand to precise dimensions that size with commercially available prefabricated bezels and settings. The sizing and shape consistency will also help designers reproduce pieces easily to sell in larger quantities.