About Us

“Black Orchid Jewelers is laid-back charm. Fishbone is a hands-on craftsman in every sense of the word…a combination of Renaissance man and Indiana Jones.”  
 -- Mystic Places Magazine, 2004

Owner Marc Fishbone, has worked twelve years in the gem and jewelry trade. After attaining his diploma in jewelry repair, diamond setting and wax modeling casting in 1997, he went to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) – one of the world’s largest producing gemstone countries – to learn about gems first-hand. He was able to get into the mines and see how the sapphires and other gems are dug out of pits ranging in depth from 4 to 35 feet. He worked with one of the country’s largest gem dealers and learned about grading, cutting and polishing stones and grew to understand the importance of choosing his own stones. When he returned to the United States he sold gems to jewelers from Key West to Bar Harbor. Marc returns frequently to Sri Lanka and travels the world to find unique stones for his customers and his creations. He has established a network of source providers for gemstones, pearls and other jewelry elements.
 
Marc actually began his career as a certified welder, a trade he practiced for seven years upon graduating from high school. Following that, he operated his own antique furniture restoration and repair business for 15 years. According to Marc, “While the connection between these professions – welder, furniture refinisher, goldsmith – may seem tenuous, each skill has built upon the preceding one and I use the techniques learned over the years in the design work I do today.” 

Black Orchid was named after a rare plant that Marc saw at a botanical garden in Sri Lanka. In addition to precious metal and gemstone jewelry, Black Orchid sells affordable beaded and shell jewelry from Bali, wood carvings, brass sculptures, mermaid prints and oil paintings by the renowned Max Horbund. 

Black Orchid Jewelers is a gem of a jewelry store…and more!
   Come visit and see what treasures you can find!

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Black Orchid Jewelers. 119 Water Street, Stonington, CT 06378
Phone: (860) 535 3523. Email: exoticgems@aol.com

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