Thanks to the Gold Rush, this precious metal and Alaska are practically synonymous. So bringing home a piece of Alaskan gold crafted into beautiful jewelry is not only a way to remember your trip, but it’s also a keepsake (and a conversation starter!) that you’ll want to show off to everyone.
And make no mistake: Northern Made Creations features real Alaskan gold. In fact, the company mines its own gold or purchases it from local miners, and crafts it into natural gold nuggets and gold quartz jewelry. But gold isn’t all you’ll find here. There’s also a dazzling selection of diamonds, gemstones, and other treasures from Alaska and around the world—like jasper, agates, jade, thundereggs, petrified wood, and fossils—set beautifully in rings, chains, pendants, charms, earrings, and more.
Even the shopping experience is memorable: You’ll feel like you’re in a museum as you read about the history of mining and check out the historic ore carts on tracks. Still, the main focus here is on beautiful objects, and shoppers may well find one (or more!) pieces that they feel a special connection with.
That may well be a gold nugget, since each is a one-of-a-kind, like a snowflake or a fingerprint. And Northen Made’s mission is to preserve and showcase the beauty of this precious metal in its raw, organic state. Finding a gold nugget the earth has created is like finding something unique that no one has ever seen before—and Northern Made has brought this feeling to every piece of jewelry you’ll find in the shop. Another rare and beautifully crafted gem you will see here is naturally occurring gold quartz jewelry. These high-grade gold-bearing quartz veins are incredibly rare. hand-cutting shaping and polishing the quartz to expose the pure gold veins are used to craft beautiful unique pieces of jewelry.
About Northern Made Creations Gold & Diamond Co.
Steve Fuller found his first flake of gold when he was 5 years old, and he’s had gold fever ever since. After serving in the Military, he spent several years learning how to be a miner in Northern California. It was there he made his first piece of jewelry and became passionate about combining the two trades. He moved to Alaska in 1998 and bought a gold mine where he unearths these natural nuggets, as well as some of the other gemstones and treasures that become a beautiful jewelry.
Co-owner Roy joined forces with Steve in 2020, and has infused her unique creations into the business. Her first jewelry design of a mother polar bear and her cub was inspired by her many years teaching in the Arctic where polar bears dominated the frozen snowscape. Roy spent 27 years teaching art and general education in rural Alaska. Her experiences with the many indigenous cultures and wildlife of this amazing state inspire her jewelry designs and paintings.