We are proud to offer an extensive collection of gemstone jewelry – in fine, classic or contemporary styles. Choose one of our unique jewelry designs and bring home your own sparkling piece of the Adirondacks!

About Us

joeWe are Judy and Joe Brown, owners and operators of Garnet Studio. We’ve long had a fascination with things that come from the earth and our lifelong pursuit is shaping the native beauty of minerals into custom jewels.

Joe's father was the pit foreman for Barton Mine and Joe worked for their mineral shop during his college years. Judy grew up in Garnet Hill and collected stones from Hooper Mine throughout her childhood.

Sharing the love of gems (especially the Adirondack Garnet we’ve each collected during our years at Barton and Hooper mines), we married in 1971. Our first big purchase was a faceting machine from John Cornwall. We now own 4 faceting machines, 4 cabochon machines and many saws and tumblers!

judyJudy operated the business for many years while raising four sons.  After Joe retired from teaching, we moved back to our beloved North River and built a studio attached to our home. We plan to give instruction to people in the art of lapidary and metal smithing.

Joe is certified in colored stones by the Gemological Institute of America and has more than 30 plus years of faceting experience. Judy is certified by the Jewelry Institute in diamond setting. Judy cuts cabochons and designs and sets the stones in 14K gold and silver jewelry.

We look forward to using our expertise to cut, design and create a unique piece of jewelry for you – one that you will enjoy as your very own piece of the Adirondacks!