P.O.Box 249, Little Switzerland, NC 28749, US

(828) 765-6832 or (828) 765-1695

Welcome to The Emerald Mine of Little Switzerland.


Giant Emerald

Emerald Gem Mining in Spruce Pine, NC

Glenn & Donna Pace of Macedonia, Ohio found  a giant emerald crystal on one of their trips to mine with us.

Huge Ruby

Gemstone Mining in Spruce Pine, NC

This young couple from Chicago found a giant Ruby while mining with us.

Another Giant Ruby


Mrs. Barton from Atlanta also found a giant Ruby on a trip to mine with us

Fabulous Jewelry


A customer from Charlotte,NC who travels all over the world had this exquisite piece created from 3 emeralds she gave us to cut.

One of a Kind Star RUBY


This Ruby was given to us in May 2008 to cut by Bob Jolley of Burnsville, NC 

  The finished stone weighs 210.87 cts. (measuring 47 x 31 1/2mm.).  It is set in a mounting, custom made by Rings 'n Things, and is surrounded by four faceted rubies he found while mining with us.