Montana Gem is a 100% family owned and operated business founded by GIA Gemologist Randy Gneiting. Since the early 1900's, the Gneiting family has been involved in Montana mining, including gold mining in the Tabacco Root mountains, copper mining in Butte, followed by nearly 50 years of sapphire mining. For the past 35 years, our focus has been the elusive Yogo Sapphire found in the Little Belt mountains of central Montana.
Randy, Tony, and Katie currently do the bulk of the mining, with the latest addition to the crew being Jack, age 4. Jack is the 5th generation of family miners.
Our involvement in every step of our operation sets us apart and allows us to have a personal interest in every transaction. We hope you enjoy your shopping experience with Montana Gem. Please contact us with any questions you may have...we're here to provide that small, family owned business experience you've been looking for!