Clare Thanhauser, jewelry designer & GIA gemologist, founded the MoonTree Boutique in 2006 and has been creating small batch, natural gemstone jewelry ever since. Each piece is the culmination of a lifetime's study of gemstones, a love of art and a deep appreciation for detail oriented craftsmanship.
Clare has many years of experience with crystals & gemstones, entering the field in 2003 while pursuing her BFA at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. After college Clare when on to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), to complete her Gemology degree.
Now a resident of Marietta GA, Clare continues to design and make gemstone jewelry in her studio, selling it both online and at shows around the southeastern US.
"Jewelry and Natural Gemstones are my passion.
I have always been enchanted by the glittering stones, from deep within the earth, that we adorn ourselves with- and have throughout time. My love of the craftsmanship and history behind each piece led my into a career as both a jeweler and dealer in antique jewelry and accessories. I hope to share my knowledge, keen design eye and enthusiasm with you!"