The Wedding That Started It All
Waystone is a family founded and operated company. We opened up shop in 2019 at the edge of the western prairie Denver, Colorado.
But, our story really starts with a marriage.
When Leslie married Sean at Chief Hosa Lodge, she wanted to give her bridesmaids a personal gift to thank them for being a part of her wedding. While visiting the lodge before the wedding, she picked up a few stones that caught her eye. The small, speckled stones were ordinary rocks, rough and in irregular shapes. But she knew her mom, Beverly, a geologist with her own jewelry studio, could turn them into something special.
How Four Bridesmaids' Necklaces Birthed an Idea for a Company
Beverly polished the stones and corded them onto necklaces, encapsulating a special moment into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. The bridesmaids adored them, and the family knew they were onto something special.
Peter, Leslie’s father and a seasoned engineer, began to develop tools that could take any stone and turn it into beautiful, custom jewelry. The rest of the family began building other aspects of the business. Little by little, Waystone was built.
Our People Love Giving and Wearing Natural Stone
We live in a materialistic world, where we can easily end up surrounded by things that don't mean much to us. Worst of all, our planet is suffering under the growth of Western throwaway societies. The gemstone industry, with its questionable mining practices and cheap lab-grown diamonds, plays right into this culture of consumerism.
We know this doesn't have to be the case. Every stone is beautiful once it's shaped and polished, especially when you have the pleasure of knowing where it came from.
Personalize jewelry made from one of our responsibly collected stones, or send us your own sentimental stone to be transformed into a keepsake. You'll get to add custom engraving as well, because more than anything, we want your jewelry to be meaningful to you.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your life.
The Waystone Team