- At NewWorldGems, we proudly create handmade jewelry from the finest gemstones and turquoise found worldwide! We use pure .925 sterling silver and 14K and 18K Gold. Whether mystical Native Turquoise calls to you, you can`t resist the desert sunset warmth of Mexican Opal, or you are searching for a very special unique design, you are sure to find the perfect gemstone piece right here. All of our pieces are carefully hand crafted with the finest gemstones and either sterling silver or 18K Gold. We also gather and create unique jewelry findings and gemstones for our fellow artisans because we just can`t resist! Designs by Leslie Barranco. Although Leslie has lost all of her hearing over the past decade, she expresses herself with her creations for you to enjoy.
Ovidio and I grew up in Berkeley, California and upon graduation from high school I moved to New York, where I attended Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design to study fine art and painting. Wandering the flea markets in the Canal street district, my love and appreciation for colorful vintage and precious gemstone beads began. To this day I find not only the stones themselves beautiful, but the fact that beads and jewelry are one of the few things passed from culture to culture and generation to generation to be cherished.
Today we create quality jewelry from gemstones both new and old from around the world and design the .925 sterling and gold pendants, clasps and all of the finished jewelry on our website. We carefully hand craft each piece, and each is one of a kind. After 20 years we have established ourselves as one of America's primary purveyors of exquisite gemstone materials and beautiful jewelry designs with integrity, reliability and excellent customer service.
We are pleased you have visited our website and look forward to providing beautiful, jewelry to enhance your magical lifestyle.
Sincerely, Leslie and Ovidio