Idaho Opal & Gem Corp. has come a long way since May 1973, when it was started by a couple of college students mining opal at the Lost Dear Hunt claim in Spencer, Idaho. The growth started when people said they loved the loose stones, but would find it easier to sell the gems if they were mounted in jewelry. IOGC listened to those customers and began to sell opal in very simple jewelry settings.
As the business grew, it began to seek out sources to meet the demand for quality opal jewelry; first looking to Australia to purchase opal rough, and later finding sources for cut Australian opal and opal rough from gem centers in Asia.
They have continued to grow and now create high quality Parlé Jewelry Designs with opal, opal doublets and opal inlay, in addition to over 25 other colored gemstones. Parlé has become a top supplier of Madagascar ruby, Ceylon sapphire as well as fancy color & rainbow sapphire, Brazilian emerald and a selection of natural gemstones of many colors, shapes, & sizes. As their selection has increased, so has their dedication to quality as reflected by membership in and participation with respected industry organizations.
From the dream of a couple of college students to a major player in the American jewelry industry, Parlé Jewelry Designs/Idaho Opal & Gem Corp. has come quite far. Diana Jewelers is pleased to carry this line for their clients in and around the Liverpool, New York area. We welcome you to come in and see just how vibrant Parlé designs are. Let Diana Jewelers and Parlé Gems "Color Your World!"