Ski Magazine has ranked Stowe Resort in the top 10 in eight different categories of excellence in its newest edition.  The ranking system, compiled by the magazine's readership, found Stowe to be the No. 1 option for resort, dining and lodging in the eastern United States.  The resort was also rated No.2 in all of eastern North America, behind only Mt. Tremblant in Quebec.  Stowe received more favorable ranking dealing with ski activities, being ranked No. 3 in challenge, No. 4 in apres ski life, and No. 6 in both on-mountain food and mountain terrain.  The hard work that has been done in the town by the members of the community was also recognized as Stowe ranked No. 2 in off-hill activities in the eastern United States.
William Graves, Vermont Journal


Customer Comments

Barry, I received the silver/turquoise band yesterday, and
wanted to thank your store for quality work and great service.
The color of the turquoise is pettier than I imagined it would be
and I am so pleased with the ring.  I told my wife...this is my
sporty wedding band.  She loves itas well...thanks again...Pete

Barry and Marilyn,
A long overdue note of thanks for your great craftsmanship and service! I
absolutely love my ring and am reminded of your kindness, time, and energy
every time I look at it. It is truly the perfect piece from the perfect
place. Expect to hear from us as we begin our search for wedding bands!

Best wishes for a great holiday season. We'll be sure to stop in next time
we're in Stowe!

Jessica & Adam


Hello everyone at Stowe Gems,
Many thanks for sending the beautiful earrings to me in London.  My Wife, Michiko, loves them, so they were a great surprise Christmas present.  Thanks, too, for the two candies.... very tasty... !! .... and a nice touch by you....

We both wish you all a great New Year and look forward to visiting you lovely shop when we hopefully travel to Stowe again this year.

Kind Regards,
Paul & Michiko, UK
January 2008


Hello Barry,
We've received the ring, and it was terrific.  Thanks as always for such great work, and we'll be looking you up in the near future. :)
Thanks, J.H.


Dear Barry & Marilyn,
Thank you for the appraisal on my aquamarine bracelet.  I love it & have hardly taken it off!  I love the tourmaline earring drops too!  And the picture of Judy & I is one of the best ever taken, I think!   So thanks for it all.  Looking forward to seeing you next spring! 
Warmly Wendy


Received the Necklace today.  The Stone is gorgeous.
Thank you much,


How I truly wish I could live back in Old Vermont!
No one around here could fix my earrings and I
plan to take a couple of pairs to show these people
that Barry can do it - "too bad you can't"!
Anyway, thanks so much!  Their (earrings) are
perfect (and I liked the candy!)  Also, thanks
Best Wishes for continued success.
Chris W.


Oh my goodness!  Heather the ring arrived today and it is luscious!  The perfect size enhances the fire and vibrancy of the color.  As I was driving home from the post office ( yes! I ripped open the package right there in the car!)  I couldn't take my eyes off my hand on the steering wheel.  So.......tell Barry he did GREAT!!!! This ring did exceed my expectations.  Of all the rings I've purchased from Stowe Gems, this  and the last star sapphire are by far my two favorites.  This ring will go into the favored box!
Thanks!!! Judy from Arizona


Thank you for the beautiful work that you did on my rings.  I love wearing
them again.  I appreciate all your nice work.
Mary C.


Hi Heather,
I just wanted to let you know that the items arrived...and everything is gorgeous!  I actually love the Cognac Sapphires more than I thought I would...everything is fabulous!
Marla R.


I received my order yesterday.  Thank-you, I love the bracelet and the charm, it was more beautiful and sturdy than I expected, great quality.
Donna, Colorado


Dear Barry,
Thank you so much for creating the beautiful "Stop Cruelty"
design for Vermont Humane Federation.  With your lovely creation,
together we will raise awareness and diminish animal cruelty statewide.
And who knows.... maybe world wide!
Thanks for helping us get the message out!
Best Wishes,
Lisa Darden
Vermont Humane Federation President


Thank you so much for making my ring look as though Al had just bought it!  You do absolutely Wonderful & Skilled Work.  It will be worth the drive to Vermont when its in need of anything,  I can't Thank you enough for making it as gorgeous as it was when it was first put on my finger.
Thank you again,
York, Maine


Dear Stowe Gems-
Thank you for your support during the United Way 04/05 campaign.
As you can see from the enclosed, you have won our "Bronze" award
based on your level of participation.  With your help, we were able to
reach our goal and provide help to thousands of people in need in our
community.  We hope you will display your award proudly.  Knowing
you have helped so many.
Dawn, Brenda, The Board of Directors


The earrings are just gorgeous.  I look forward to getting them in person.  I forgot to bring a couple stones with me when I came, but I will talk to you later and send photos and see what you think.  Thanks again.  Your work is spectacular. 
Best Wishes,


Hello Heather,
Our mountain wedding rings did arrive, and are absolutely beautiful in every way!  I think they are the loveliest wedding rings I have ever seen.  Thank you for your efforts in making it happen, and thank you to everyone involved.  If you ever visit Moab, you can let us know you are coming and we will make sure you see how great they look!
Rebecca & Jeff, Utah


Dear Barry,
The earrings you made are so beautiful!  It's wonderful
to have you in town - your creativity
and expertise are appreciated and pure magic!
Thanks for all you do


Hey Folks,
Received the package and when I opened the box, what wonders I beheld!
And that was just the chocolates!!!!!!!!!  HA!
Seriously, thanks so much.  You did a great job.
I had stated earlier that if the products were half as good as the service,
they were sure to be terrific.  Well, Ladies & Gentleman...we have a tie.
The products and the service are both big winners.
Thanks again


Dear Barry & Staff:
I can't tell you how many comments I have gotten on my diamond ring.
My mother and grandmother would have loved the way you set it.
As treasured as the ring was before it is even more so now.  Thank you.
The aquamarine just takes my breath away.  Every time I wear it I get
people grabbing my hand wanting to know where in the world did I
get the spectacular ring.  Finally, the kunzite and diamond ring is out of
this world.  When I come back in June I have a rose d'france amethyst
I'd like you to put in a pendant and a tanzanite I purchased from you
several years ago needs to be reset.  I look forward to the earrings you
have been working on to match the aquamarine.  Hope all is well.
Spring is finally here. 
Best Wishes.


Good Morning Heather, I received my ring today and Thank-you very much.  So happy you answered my email and you had the ring available.  I emailed other stores in your area and they said they never heard of the ring I was looking to buy. Thanks again.
P.S.  Thanks for the Twix too!
Debbie, New Jersey


Hi Barry,
No worries...I hope you feel better soon.  The ring looks awesome...
its incredible to me how you were able to take our sketch and create
exactly what I wanted.  Lets move forward with it and get the actual
ring made (platinum)...I don't need to come up there.  I am very excited.
Let me know if there is anything you need from me at this point.
Thanks for all your help with this so far.


Dear Mr. Jeweler:
My ring arrived yesterday. It is beautiful. Thank you so much.
If I lived closer to you, I would work in your store for nothing.
Have a wonderful life,
Elsie Y., New York


Kate and I received the engagement ring, wedding bands and picture jasper ring that you repaired, resized etc.  They look great and we are both very appreciative for all you have done for us.  We will be sure to stop in when we are in the area.  Your products are wonderful and the service you have provided us over the years is superb!
Thank you very much!
Dave and Kate


The lovely old ring arrived this afternoon ( with a snickers mind you!) It is truly beautiful, & wrapped like Fort Knox! Thank for the fast shipping, It’s always appreciated.
Shelley, Illinois 


I want to express my thanks and satisfaction with my Tanzanite Slide & White Gold Omega. It is elegant in its Simplicity and Exquisite in its Quality & Brilliance. Be well & continue to fan your creative flame.
M.M., Massachusetts

Since I will not see you for a while I wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased I was with the re-setting of my ring. It is very pretty and I am thrilled with it! The heart you formed from the original setting is charming and I’m so pleased to wear it! I must also thank Caroline and Marilyn for all their patience on the "selling" floor as well as their suggestions and creative ideas. As I work at Talbots and negotiate my various activities I’m constantly asked where I get my Jewelry! I always plug my favorite jeweler in Stowe ! My best to you all for happy healthy holidays.
Best Wishes!
A.N., New Jersey


Rick and I want to thank you so very much for my absolutely beautiful and sparkly diamond and peridot ring. The ring is just perfect, exactly what we described to you, and although simple in its design, we think it’s absolutely elegant. Everyone who has seen it has said how gorgeous it is! Thank you for your patient help and understanding. Thank you for making both of us so happy and for your wonderful artistry.
R.K. & R.U., Massachusetts





Dear Barry,
It’s Beautiful!
Love & Tons of Kisses,





My ring arrived and it’s very nice. My wife tells me I’m like the new bride to - be, flashing my finger about for everyone to see my new ring. You did a great job and I’m very pleased.
Cliff, Massachusetts




It is a wonderful feeling to have you on my team. I really appreciate your looking at my ring and verifying my original stones. Thank for everything and the candy you sent back with my ring you are sweet. I hope you and your family are safe and doing well in these difficult times in the world.
I send my best,
Lee, Massachusetts



Thank you for your wonderful designs. I can’t wait to see this new creation I have already found an emerald and an iolite I’d like you to work with. Thank you also for the tiny candy bars - my children love to get your packages so they can eat the treats. If we don’t talk before the holidays I hope you and your wonderful staff have a great holiday season!
Greta, Indiana





Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!!!
Thank you so very much - your work is something that will always be treasured!!
See you soon...
Kim, Vermont





My husband and I were in your store the end of October 2003. We ordered a Tigers Eye Heart Pendant to be made special. I just wanted you to know that the heart pendant is beautiful, it is exactly what I wanted. I would have never have found such a beautiful piece anywhere else.
Thank you,
J & J, New Hampshire 





I can’t thank you enough for the fabulous work and the beautiful pieces I purchased today! The design of the man’s onyx ring is beyond comparison - and is absolutely stunning!! The pieces I purchased and gave today brought actual tears from the recipients. You certainly know how to make the holidays sparkle!!Thank you again!!
Yours Truly,
K.B., Vermont


I was in your shop a couple times this past January and bought several pairs of earrings (snow flakes, skies, snowboards), a bracelet and a necklace. We love your shop!! I was wondering if I could order a pair of earrings by email or phone and have them shipped? Back in January, I purchased a pair of "old fashion ski with pole" earrings and now need another pair. Please let me know if this would be possible.
D.C., Vermont 



Thank you for your quick response.  My boyfriend and I may
take a trip up to see your store.  We have been having the
engagement conversation and I do not want a regular
"jewelry store chain"  ring.  I love that you guys make them
yourselves, are in Vermont and also carry canadian diamonds.
I really like the "waves" shape on some of your rings.  Anyway,
we live down near Mt. Snow and it would be an easy trip to
Thanks again,



Just wanted to let you know that I received the item in today’s mail. Wowzer! I can’t believe how beautiful it is. Dealing with you has been a wonderful experience: the ring, the communication, the packaging, fast shipping. A+++++
L & E, Indiana


Thank you so much for the lovely Vermont Jade / Pearl earrings you made for my Mom. As always, a work of art! They’re just the size for her - she’s a tiny person. Rick and I gave them when we arrived. She absolutely LOVES them, Barry! Mom and Dad spent many vacations in Stowe, so the Vermont Jade means so much to her. Thanks again ever so much for yet again creating just what I asked for.
R.U., Massachusetts


Thank you so much for the great job on the star diamond earring. It is just like I envisioned it - perfect! My son enjoyed the snickers treat. All the best and continued success to you.
J.S., New York


I wanted to let you know that I received the wedding band you made for me.

It is amazing. Thank you for the great job. It was a pleasure working with you.

Suzanne Golden

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Praise: Beautiful earrings Excellent transaction
User: munnebaggs( 584) Date: Oct-29-03 03:46:36

Praise: very pleased, nice piece, nice seller, super fast thanks
User: joann.stevenson( 201) Date: Oct-27-03 14:38:38

Praise: Beautiful merchandise, happy new owner.
User: kemkemeny( 147) Date: Oct-25-03 19:57:33 PST Item: 2662346198

Praise: excellent
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Praise: Perfect Ebay transaction. Quick delivery, beautiful charm, thxs, maryc
User: mc4777( 79) Date: Oct-24-03 04:17:47 

Praise: beautiful pin..wonderful seller..highly recommend......thank you..
User: flowergirl28( 426) Date: Oct-23-03 18:56:25

Praise: Thank you,Transaction seamless.
User: lizzylou17( 52) Date: Oct-23-03 04:07:52

Praise: Beautiful ring. Fast service, highly recommend! A++++++
User: bucketofcheese( 76) Date: Oct-22-03 17:10:17

Praise: Beautiful ring. Fast service, highly recommend! A++++++
User: bucketofcheese( 76) Date: Oct-22-03 17:09:53

Praise: Great item, great seller. Thank you.
User: guiltyaddiction( 43) Date: Oct-21-03 22:00:23

Praise :   Nice item, Super fast shipping.
User :
barmac8(356) Oct-16-03 14:06:31

Neutral : watches didn't keep time. However, the seller offer for me to send them back.
User : tigersgold( 26)   Jul-22-03 14:19:13

Praise : beautiful ring
User : tigersgold( 26)   Jul-22-03 14:19:13   
Praise : excellent transaction.
User : colbycharles( 5 ) Jul-03-03 03:51:14 

Praise : Nice earrings - good luck selling on eBay!
User : monahuera( 236)   Jun-22-03 15:56:32

Praise : Very nice item & very fast shipping! THANK YOU!!!!!
User : wildsweetcathy( 126)   Jun-08-03 19:28:02   
User : sam.steele( 51)   Jun-08-03 14:46:04 

Praise : Fast shipping; item is exactly as described. Thank you.
User : melbink( 45)   Jun-07-03 20:51:38

Praise : Just a great find & shipped quickly, terrific transaction THANKS+++
User : lfsc( 294)  Jun-06-03 20:20:54  
Praise : Wonderful e-mail, bulletproof packing, fast shipping, great pins! I'm happy!
User : miztiggy( 368)   Jun-06-03 20:16:21  
Praise : Great service. Thanks!
User : ddslnd( 13)   Jun-06-03 12:29:15

Praise : Gorgeous Ring with courteous and outstanding people to work with.A+ in my books
User : periwinklepink( 180)  Jun-06-03 12:25:26 

Praise : Lovely Bracelet. Fast response to questions. Good Experience. A++
User : djmjde( 41)   Jun-05-03 15:33:17

Praise : Most unusual LARGE ring for a 5 1/2 finger, good seller, recommend
User : auntcheffy( 115)  Jun-05-03 11:41:52 

Praise : Thank you
User : peacecv( 45)   May-30-03 13:41:47

Praise : Great bracelet & fun, easy & smooth transaction!
User : casaclownville( 131)  May-27-03 20:26:24 

Praise : 14K Ruby ring just as lovely as photo showed. Great shipping. THANKS!!!!!!
User : speede.fingers( 55)   May-27-03 12:58:31

Praise : Nice packaging and wonderful charm. Unusual and just as c=described. A++++++ 
User: kristals( 36)   Date : May-07-03 18:50:27

Praise :  Fast Shipper Beautiful Set! A++++++Seller, Thanks
User : jewelsbythia(39)
Date : Apr-30-03 11:44:54

Praise : What a Class Act! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
User: teachingpeach(104) Date: Apr-25-03 15:36:08

Praise : Thanks again; wonderful necklace; wonderful service
User: cariesq55(122) Date:Apr-23-03 14:12:50

Praise : Great product. Fast delivery. A ++++++
User: stalinboy(137)
Date: Apr-19-03 05:56:06 

Praise : Great product. Excellent communication. Super-fast shipping. Best ever!!!
User: stateofbun(428) Date:Apr-10-03 11:31:12  

Praise : Great ring! Thank You! Will bay again!
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Praise : Nice to deal. Fast shipment
User: profinart(65) Date: Apr-02-03 07:16:25 

Praise : quick ship and ring just as described, Thanks!!!!
User: Date: Apr-01-03 11:36:22

Praise : Gorgeous ring! Service was outstanding! Will buy from again Thank you!!
User: lladybugg(62) Date: Mar-31-03 11:50:25

Praise :
Excellent & reliable, super item, responsive, safe & quick shipping; A+++
User: tallpoppy(252) Date: Mar-29-03 05:12:52

Praise :
beautiful ring....good delivery
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Praise :
Lovely shoe charm!
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Praise :
Beautiful watch & GREAT SERVICE! AAA+++
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Praise :
Friendly, reliable seller; good communication; thanks so much!
User: cariesq55(114) Date: Mar-12-03 16:40:41 
Praise : Seller complied exactlty as stated. Ring arrived when promised.
User: johncrosbyjr(2) Date: Feb-26-03 16:20:44

Praise : Thanks for the prompt service,the ring is truly beautiful.altada
User: altada(20) Date: Mar-28-03 13:25:00

Great pin, even better than pictured, fast trouble free transaction, A+ all around
User: alabastervase(52) Date: Mar-24-03 16:48:27

Praise :
Fabulous item, highly recommend this seller, will do again!!!!!
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