Welcome to the Art of Jewelry online store. Our specialty is jewelry featuring our local stone, the Ellensburg Blue Gemstone, which is found only in this area of Washington state. Each piece of jewelry is designed around the unique Ellensburg Blue stone using the lost-wax method – making each piece distinctive and truly a work of art. We are a small, family owned business that has been making jewelry for more than 30 years. We began as a store located in Ellensburg, Washington and now we’ve moved online for our next chapter.
All pieces are created by hand through the lost-wax method and are not in mass production. Our pieces are handmade, and slight variances are to be expected.
The Ellensburg Blue Gemstone
The Ellensburg Blue is unique in the gemstone world. It has a definitive color and a one of a kind internal structure called the “turtle back.” This structure gives the stone a liveliness that rivals fine blue jade.
The Ellensburg Blue is extremely hard and durable. It is as hard as steel and is valued for its rarity, presence of beauty, and liveliness. This is determined and modified by color and either clarity or massing of color. The Blue was popularized by Alfred Kunz of Tiffany Jewelers in the 1920s and has enjoyed a resurgence since the early 1970s, which is when the Art of Jewelry set up shop in Ellensburg, Washington.
We specialize in anniversary jewelry, wedding rings and special occasion gifts. We feature one of a kind designs and also very limited run designs. Our work is heavy and long lasting.
We have the most beautiful collection of Ellensburg Blues in the world. All jewelry made by us comes with a certificate of authenticity.