About Us

N.C. Nagle Gems & Beads specializes in a wide variety of colored stones and gem materials with a special focus on natural American Turquoise and cultured pearls.

We believe in full disclosure of all treatments and processes. At shows we offer over 90 different varieties of minerals –from Achroite to Zoisite– and organics used in jewelry or prized by collectors.

Online we are pleased to add a selection of one-of-a-kind finished necklaces featuring rare and unusual gems –rarely, if ever, available in commercially produced jewelry– as well as an array of “loose strung” beads of an uncommon color, source or quality.

We specialize in materials that are not generic, not mass produced and most definitely not easy to replicate.

Biographies

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Nancy Nagle
Nancy Nagle first became interested in minerals and gems in the 1950s during frequent childhood visits to the Morgan Hall of Gems at the American Museum of Natural History. After studying Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science in High School she went to City University New York and subsequently graduated with an extended major in Geology. Later she went to New Mexico where she became interested in turquoise and completed a Master’s degree in Anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University. She has been successfully buying and selling gemstones for several decades.
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Sarah Nagle
Sarah Nagle has been involved in the gem and jewelry industry most of her life. Her primary focus has always been hands-on design and sales. In the world of design precious and semi-precious gemstones –intense natural Turquoise, cultured Pearls, odd Agates, Indian Rubies, jungle green Russian Amazonite, wine-dark Garnets, a rainbow of natural Quartzes, Jasper, Sapphires– Sterling Silver & Gold are all simply raw materials each with their own inherent unique properties, possibilities and limitations. After several years working as a pearl knotter –stringing and re-stringing pearls– in 2015 she received a Graduate Pearls diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. In 2016 she received an AJP diploma from GIA.