Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Utopian Stone was founded in 1974 by G. Patrick Dyer and wife, Diane. We employ four master goldsmiths, plus a fifth, Dean Dussell shown below, who works from his studio in Colorado. At Utopian Stone we specialize in high quality one of a kind work and customer commissions. Our favorite thing is to design for clients who have no idea what they want. As 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 it’s own unique personal flair.

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. 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.

We, of course produce a complete line of our own designs, call us, e-mail us, or visit us in the store for viewing. In addition, our work can also be seen at the following goldsmiths:

Webers Goldsmiths at the links at Pebble Beach, Ca.

Hines Goldsmiths, in Jackson, Wy.

Park City jewelers, in Park City, UT.

© 2004 Utopian Stone
Nevada City CA