Everitt's Minerals & Gallery in Idyllwild (formerly in Palm Desert on El Paseo) specializes in handmade jewelry and designs, exotic mineral specimens, rare fossils and antique Japanese woodblock prints.
Larry and Janet enjoy cutting stones by hand using lapidary equipment and silversmithing them in simple settings, allowing the beauty of the stones to glow highly polished in freeform elegance.
We cut cabachons using every type of stone and fossils and are particular about cutting the sides of the stones for different applications of settings and techniques.
Larry and Janet Everitt have been cutting stones and doing silver and gold work for 20 years. They constantly strive to find unique rough and unusual stones to make designer, one-of-a-kind art jewelry. They are lapidaries ,designing and cutting their own stones, and also enjoy setting beautifully cut stones. The advantage of being a lapidary is that stones can be improved and re-cut for individual designs.
The Everitt’s designs are elegant, simple and highly polished with attention to detail focusing on a glowing piece of fine art jewelry, resulting in a large following of satisfied return customers around the world.
Everitt’s Minerals & Gallery also shows the work of 14 other fine artists from the local and surrounding areas of Idyllwild, that include ceramics, art gourds, bronze sculptures and fine paintings. A list of the artists and their websites follows:
They also carry a selection of Antique Japanese Woodblock Prints from Larry’s former participation in Shogun, Gallery in Washington D.C. (1978 – 1990), which continues today.
In 1990, Larry and Janet Everitt purchased the Godber Turquoise Mine and moved to Austin, Nevada creating a retail gem and mineral shop (Toiyabe Blue Turquoise) specializing in mining Nevada turquoise, and also rock hounding blue chalcedony and other Nevada minerals, doing their own lapidary, silversmithing and wirewrapping.
In 1998, the Everitt’s sold 3 of the 4 Godber claims to Bruce and Jeri Woods, keeping the 4th claim for themselves, leaving Austin, Nevada to open a gallery in the resort art town of Idyllwild, CA in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs (1998 to present 2010). They also formerly and simultaneously had a gallery for 2 years on the prestigious El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert, CA (2004-2006).