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Stones2Gems is a small part-time business owned and operated by Greg and Nancy McHone. Our theme of earth science and natural materials includes a variety of custom-made natural bead, glass, stone, and silver necklaces; Grand Manan guidebooks, calendars, and bumper stickers; earth science books; microscopes, accessories, and parts; and geology-related items such as mineral samples.

Greg's academic background is in geology (B.A. and M.Sc., University of Vermont and Ph.D., University of North Carolina), and he is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, as well as a Certified Professional Geologist of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Nancy has undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology and library science (Indiana University), an M.A.L.S. in interdisciplinary sciences (Wesleyan University), and extensive graduate work in geology. She also has professional training in making jewelry, art glass, metalwork, and other handicrafts.

Nancy's jewelry is custom made in our own Stones2Gems studio shop. She uses professional techniques with the best materials, including precious metals, gemstones, fossils, and art glass. Our own kiln is used in creating art glass. Microscopes and parts are obtained specifically for renovating and restoring top quality models. Most other items come from our personal and professional geological and teaching resources. Here is a Winter-Spring Catalog (in a pdf format file) of selected examples of Nancy's jewelry.

Greg is sometimes available for commissions to clean and refurbish microscopes at your (nearby) site, and to lead local field trips to examine Grand Manan geology. Check out our eBay Guides to Buying and Using microscopes. Nancy accepts commissions for custom styles of necklace and earring jewelry as well as repairs to strung bead necklaces.

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