About us

By Design Gems is a family owned jewelry and gemstone retailer that specializes in gemstone cutting and custom jewelry. Traditional wax carving and fabrication to the new age twists on jewelry like CAD/CAM design and 3D printing. Casting, gemstone cutting, stone setting and materials finishing are all done in-house. 

By Design Gems was started by Matthew and Bonnie Flynn, a mother and son duo, was inspired by the idea of starting a family business with a passion for gemstones and also a way to spend more family time together.  After traveling the gem show circuit they settled down in their home town after the purchase of property in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, CO. in 2015. The network and expertise built over these years are part of the value they bring to their customers. In 2021 they established their business is the great state of Texas. 

With the ability to source materials from all over the world they can find hard to acquire gemstone rough or cut gemstones, such as flawless emeralds, and then help you design jewelry that will make the perfect gift to yourself or for a loved one.

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