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  • Chain, Link & Gemstone

    • Jewelry
    400 5th St
    Suite 188
    Peru, IL 61354
    (815) 488-9649
    Hours:
    Tues - Fri 10a-5p
    Sat 10a-3p

    About Us

    Chain, Link & Gemstone is owned and operated by Arica DeArcos, a self taught jewelry designer and Registered Gemologist Appraiser. Arica has experience both behind the counter and behind the bench of read more
    • About

      Chain, Link & Gemstone is owned and operated by Arica DeArcos, a self taught jewelry designer and Registered Gemologist Appraiser. Arica has experience both behind the counter and behind the bench of a busy jewelry shop from her time spent working at the renowned ''Jungle Gems'', a handmade jewelry store on O'ahu's famed North Shore. While managing the store, she learned to identify gems and stones both scientifically and metaphysically, and fell in love with using that knowledge to apply to her own creations. When her bosses retired after 30 years of business, she was offered the store but couldn't commit her family at the time and had to pass on a dream career behind the bench in Hawaii. She never lost the drive and decided to pursue a career in the industry, beginning with enrollment at the highly acclaimed International School Of Gemology. While enrolled she continued to gain the credentials and really get the skills needed to run not only a fantastically unique jewelry boutique, but a functioning jewelry appraisal office as well. Arica's family left Hawaii and moved home to Illinois in 2015. She set up shop in a re-purposed storage closet in a small art gallery and began making and selling unique jewelry while still studying at the ISG. Arica graduated on October 15th, 2016 as a Registered Gemologist Appraiser and holds membership with various gemological, art, and community organizations. On September 5th, 2017, Arica celebrated the official opening of Chain, Link & Gemstone, a fully functioning custom design studio & boutique and appraisal office, proudly located

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