Every Stone Has a Story

No two people in this world are exactly alike. In fact, each and everyone of us is completely unique. We all come from different places and are raised in different ways. Our experiences vary. Our friends, families and mentors differ. We develop at different speeds, in different timelines. Some face more adversity, while others experience more comfort. We look different. We speak differently. We respond to certain things at different levels of intensity. Our interests strengthen, change and fluctuate as we grow. No matter where or how hard you look, you’ll never find two completely identical people, even in sets of twins.


Now, really let that sink in. How special it is that we are all so unique? Just like diamonds and other precious stones, each of us are shaped by the pressures and influences of our individual journey. These paths define us, creating a rare and magical identity that cannot be replicated. Honestly, that originality alone is worth celebrating. But, it’s even more special when two separate individuals find enough common ground to tie their lives together forever.

So, when it comes to celebrating the union of two people, or that one special person, or even yourself… Why choose a cookie-cutter experience? Everybody deserves a special celebration filled with meaning. After all, you didn’t order your love from a warehouse, grow it in a laboratory or order it online. You put yourself out there, took chances, met people and discovered your love out in the world.

At Martin Binder Jeweler, we appreciate your individuality, your path and the eccentricities of your love. That’s why we travel the globe, finding the world’s rarest diamonds and gems. Because just like you and your relationship, every stone has a story. Ours don’t come from a warehouse or wholesaler. We go straight to the source. We skip the middlemen and meet with other passionate gemologists all over the world. These adventures, relationships and experiences add even more meaning to our already enchanting pieces. Cause who could ever forget that 14-hour flight, that amazing party, that incredible dinner, exotic jungle, rough boat ride or expansive mine?

Every stone begins its formation in a distinct and often remote area of the earth. Some (like diamonds) take between 1 and 3 billion years to take shape. Others, like the blue Akoya pearl, are born in saltwater seas. After being carefully and ethically harvested, gemologists, miners, traders and divers offer these precious stones for sale. At least 4 times per year, we travel around the globe, admiring these stones, shining them up and transporting them back home to Indiana. Here in Valparaiso, we proudly offer these treasures as symbols of your journey. From birthstone jewelry to diamond lockets, each piece is one of a kind. Our goal is to honor the lives of our incredible customers. We love getting to hear your stories and helping you write the next chapter of your adventure. We know how important your special moments are and understand the value of celebrating them with rare, authentic pieces.

To us, jewelry isn’t just a gift. It’s a keepsake. It’s meant to be passed down for generations to come. Your story is rich in detail and meaning… So, why shouldn’t your jewelry be? If you come away from this blog with one message, we hope it’s this: We facilitate the merging of precious people, stones and moments. That’s the magic of Martin Binder Jeweler.