The Finest Things 

Minerals, Gems, and Objects d'Art

About The Finest Things

The Finest Things is a specialty company that offers the best selection of minerals and related items at competitive prices. We import many of our minerals directly from the mine owners and do have some items in bulk amounts. We carry specimens, rough, cabs and gem material.We can also research and locate specific items by request. We are located in the central United States, in Omaha, Nebraska, and can be reached by e-mail, phone, or by appointment. Please browse and let us know how we can help you.

 Hard at work looking for Opals in Virgin Valley.

 A note from the founder:


I have a passionate mission, to bring you fine quality, affordable mineral specimens, gems, and objects d'art.  I will “leave no rock unturned” to find the very best to offer you.  Nothing makes me happier than a discussion about anything to do with mineral collecting and lapidary arts, so comments and questions are welcome.  I have been involved with the lapidary hobby since the age of 10.  We have been selling since 2007.

If you are looking for something special, we would love to help find it.  To contact us, fill out the form and place your special request in the comment area.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and for visiting our site.


"I have experienced nothing but supreme knowledge and enthusiasm from everyone at The Finest Things. They hosted a work gathering which was a fantastic educational experience!  I would highly recommend The Finest Things!" - Dr. C. Taggart, Nebraska

"I have been collecting minerals for over thirty years.  When I buy specimens I look for quality, aesthetically pleasing, a fair price, and a mineral new to my collection.  I have been very pleased with all the minerals purchased from The Finest Things." - J. Jensen, Nebraska.
"Over the years I have made numerous mineral purchases from The Finest Things. (e.g. cactus amethyst, realgar, crocoite) and have always been very pleased with the transaction.  The products are always of a nice high quality." - D. Farlow, Nebraska
"In addition to a wide selection of minerals at reasonable pricing I have found the staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful. They will make every effort to locate that special mineral or gem you are looking for if they don't currently have it available." - R. Garlipp, Nebraska

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