Rustic Beauty Gemstone Studios

Idaho!  The Gem State – rich with mineral deposits and GEMS of all kinds.   It is a beautiful state and a mecca for gem seekers and outdoor lovers.  Nestled along the Payette River is a little hamlet called, Horseshoe Bend.  It is just 20 miles north of the state capitol on HWY 55, and home to a quaint little shop we cannot seem to pass by whenever we are in the area…

…Rustic Beauty Gemstone Studios.


Sue Olson is the shop’s artist and owner and a life long gem seeker.

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She was born and raised in Idaho and grew up rock hounding along the Selway River.

Sue has a BS in Art and Business from Idaho State and is realizing a life long dream in creating jewelry…


…she so beautifully displays in her shop.



Sue specializes in designer handcrafted jewelry from Idaho.  You can visit with her about any of the state’s stones and she will gladly work with you on special orders.  If you are a rock hound, you are going to love her as she can direct you to successful areas to “go dig.” 

I found her shop to offer an incredible variety of stones, designs, and techniques that were affordable, stylish and fun…

Idaho"old mine" Graveyard Point Regency Rose agate necklace and earring set

~Graveyard Point Regency Rose Agate~

Jewelry...your way.  A large, wavy Agate pendant with copper bail/wrap.  Finish it yourself and save.

~Wire wrapped Agate~

img12~Rhodonite necklace and earring set~


~Copper wire wrapped Campo Del Cielo meteorite, which fell in Argentina during the 1500’s~
Being a native Idahoan, Sue is also quite knowledgeable of the area’s history.  She has managed to locate authentic Idaho Mining certificates from the famed, Coeur D’ Alene Mining District in Kellogg, Idaho, which are currently available at the shop. What a rare and interesting keepsake to have from Idaho…

Historic 1946 Idaho mining certificate

So, if you are in Idaho, enjoying its many offerings, be sure to take the time and visit one of the TRUE LOCAL GEMS at, Rustic Beauty Gemstone Studios. You will ENJOY!!!!!

You can also see Sue’s designer jewelry on her Etsy shop, Rustic Beauty Gemstone,

Cheers for now,


On a side note:  Be sure to stop for a cup of coffee at, Wired Bean’s Coffee River – 438 Hwy 55.  It is just up the street from the, Rustic Beauty Gemstone Studio, and offers the best cup of coffee this side of…you name it!!!  Added bonus… the owner, Rindy Jo.  You will love her…

…Rindy Jo Quijas owner of, Wired Bean’s Coffee River~