In April of 2015, the sweetest dog, Lady Lacy Marie went to Heaven. I was, and still am, head over heels in love with her. Even though I have always had dogs, there was something so very special about her. One month to the day of Lacy's passing, I was talking to a good friend of mine and he asked me, "Why wasn't I making gemstone dog collars?". My professional life was in the fine jewelry industry and I have a love of colored gemstones, so this was a great question. Plus to create it in Lacy's memory made it the perfect idea.
Lacy had always loved jewelry like I did, but I could never find her cute, blingy collars that were well made in her size. Just because she wasn't a small breed (she was a Dalmatian), didn't mean that she didn't want to be a Princess! I made her several necklaces that she could wear with her collar and she did receive many compliments on them, but somehow it still wasn't exactly what we both wanted.
Sir Nathan Thomas (Dalmatian/Lab Mix) has come into my life and I am full of love for him as well. He is the Model (when I can get him to hold still), Creative Director, and Product Tester for Gem Lady Treasures. As a matter of fact, he is still wearing the very first Gem Lady Treasures collar I made!
Gem Lady Treasures now has two main collections, In The Ruff and Haute Dog. In The Ruff uses gemstones such as Crazy Lacy Agate, Sodalite, Unakite, Labradorite, and of course Dalmatian Jasper. The Haute Dog Collection uses Amethyst, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Moonstone, and Turquoise. Our gemstones will constantly be changing depending on what is available. I always use natural gemstones, meaning that there are no treatments added by man. There may be an occasion when I will have a treated gemstone, however it will be noted in the item description for full disclosure.
We have recently added the Mommy & Me Collection. It has sterling silver necklaces with gemstones used to match the gemstones on the dog collars. They also have the most adorable sterling silver dog house and bone charm.
Our dog collars are labor intensive, high quality, and full of love. Truly a new and unique product! Times have changed and our pets are now our fur babies. An entire new world has opened up for dogs and their parents. Please allow Gem Lady Treasures to be apart of that new, exciting world!