Our Story

Hello and Welcome to our corner of the world in the great smoky mountains.  We are in beautiful Western North Carolina in the town of Franklin, NC.  Varshana Dholakia, LLC is a family owned and operated business started with a love and passion for gems and minerals.  As a young adult I was always fascinated with gemstones, I worked in the family business for many years and after finishing college I studied at the Gemological Institute if America, where I received graduate gemologist degree in NYC. 


We have been procuring and selling cut gems, jewelry, and gemstone rough rocks & minerals for 25 years.  We are second generation in this business and now we want to put our attentions on expanding our business by selling on online platforms to the public all over the world.  We carry a variety cut gemstones, finished jewelry with gemstones and a variety of rough gemstones & minerals mined in the US and abroad. 

Have a look at our products and feel free to contact us with your questions. 

Thank you for your business!



Varshana Dholakia