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We are a group of jewelers, metalsmiths, lapidaries and artists with a passion for gemstones! Our Minnesota store never quite looks like a jewelry store since we are always working on something new. If you like gemstones and jewelry and want to be part of the creative process, you'll love it here! We carry unique gold jewelry, diamonds and loose gems, as well as gemstone beads and jewelry making supplies
I have been collecting rocks since Edina had gravel pits and cutting them since high school. I love watching my kids mature and enjoy all types of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, pheasant hunting and cross country skiing. I have always enjoyed experiencing other cultures so I consider traveling overseas for work a bonus. Especially if my wife, Shelly can take the time to come along! I've hunted with German Shorthaired Pointers ever since I had a place of my own and am currently raising my fourth, a puppy named Zoey.
I really try to foster an atmosphere of creative freedom at Veberod so the rest of the staff can pursue their passion for gems and jewelry in whatever direction it takes them. I believe in hiring people who love what we do so much, the best days don't even seem like work :-)