Utopian Stone – Master Craftsman
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Utopian Stone was founded in 1974 by G. Patrick Dyer and his wife, Diane. We employ several very talented master goldsmiths/designers, including Marc Dyer, Pat, and Diane’s oldest son. On occasion you can even see Patrick sitting at a bench in the shop to this day, creating “one of a kind” pieces…
At Utopian Stone, we specialize in creating high quality, one of a kind pieces as well as selling our “tried and true” designs that we have created through the years… Most of which were created from nothing more than an idea and a sketch.
Our Favorite Things
Our favorite thing is to design items for clients, who have no idea what they want. Because we do not reproduce our one of a kind creations? Our customers challenge our designers who may want something similar to a “one of a kind piece”, but with its own unique personal flair. And this is what we do best!
Gold Country Difference
We do hope that you enjoy our peek into the “Gold Country” and the history of that which we loving call Home. And that you too, can find a piece to give a new home to. Being located in the Gold Country, we are fortunate to have access to natural gold-bearing quartz from the “Sixteen to One Mine” and gold nuggets from the Yuba River, which are tastefully woven into many of our designs.
Many of our designs feature gemstone carvings done by world-class carvers such as Michael Dyber,
Steve Walters of California, Dieter Lorenz and Frau Faust of Idar-Oberstein,
Bart Curren from Washington, and Marc Dyer of Nevada City, CA.
Our Core Values
Since 1974 we have prided ourselves on providing a great experience for jewelry buying from start to finish.
Along the way, we’ve learned a thing or two to continue to stay in business for this long.
People Over Profits
Create Beautiful Pieces
Constantly Strive for Quality
Stay 3 Steps Ahead
Be Human, Be Honest
Always Be Available
We Will Work With You
Voted Nevada County’s Best Jewelry Store
GIA Trained and Certified Appraisers