The entire collection is in Tucson; availability may not be up to date. If a stone has sold, we'll offer a similar one.


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Design Competition

To celebrate our new website and to say thank you, we are giving away $1,750 in account credit!!!


How to enter:

  1. Choose any stone from our Instagram or website and sketch a design
  2. Email the design and inspiration for choosing that stone to by September 15th.
  3. Wait. Eat ice cream or drink tea in the meantime.



  • Grand prize: $750 account credit
  • Runner up: $500 account credit (2 total)
  • Note: To receive the account credit, you must have an approved wholesale account with If you don’t have an approved account, the prize instead will be a copy of ‘Ruby & Sapphire: a Gemologist’s Guide’ by Richard Hughes)


More details:

  • Any design is fine (rough pencil sketch, watercolor drawing, computer mockup, carved in chocolate!!; etc)
  • Open worldwide to anyone over 18.
  • Winners will be notified by email around September 20th.
  • Results & winning designs will be posted to @gemsbynomads social media on or after Sept 20th.
  • Judging criteria: creativity, originality & use of the stone (All personal identifying information will be anonymized before judging).
  • Judges: Your friendly Nomad’s team
  • “This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Richard Hughes or Lotus Lab”


How to open a wholesale account:

  1. Fill out the quick application form (if you are in the jewelry trade)
  2. We will confirm your information and trade role & send access