About Us

Established in 1981, Keweenaw Gem & Gift, Inc. is Michigan’s largest supplier of greenstone (Chlorastrolite)—Michigan’s Official State Gemstone.

Ken Flood graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1976 with a degree in geology. The Keweenaw Peninsula, being a “rockhound’s paradise”, made Ken’s decision to stay in the area he loved an easy one. He was determined to develop a business where he could both follow his passion and earn a livelihood.  Michigan’s greenstones have been a big part of that dream. 
Whether they’re your stones or ours, we can transform “rough rocks” into beautiful treasures of wearable art!  Custom jewelry fabrication is available in either 14K gold or sterling silver.  Inlay designs are a specialty! 

We also feature Michigan Native Copper and the related ores and minerals of the Upper Great Lakes region of the USA. The native ore in its many different and fascinating forms is used for bookends, clocks, decorator pieces, and souvenir specimens. Every piece is unique.

Keweenaw Gem & Gift sells through their popular gift shop in Houghton, MI, sends products to wholesale customers worldwide, provides customized corporate gifts and awards, and procures mineral specimens for collectors.

The retail store is a favorite gift shop for locals and tourists with a lively product mix that satisfies all tastes and pocketbooks. There’s jewelry with diamonds, gemstones and Michigan minerals, copper household decorations, ornaments, agate suncatchers, and windchimes, tumbled stones, children’s miner’s hats, and elementary science projects, metal detectors and rockhounding tools. We also maintain a selection of books on area history, mining trivia, geology facts and local color.

Keweenaw Gem & Gift, Inc. does not simply sell products, we are also a service provider. We offer complete jewelry fabrication and repair, bead stringing, custom lapidary work, special orders of the usual or unusual, and rockhounding tips and advice. We hope you enjoy our new online catalog. It represents a sampling of the items you’ll find if you are able to visit our shop. If you are vacationing in our area, we invite you to stop in!!


HOURS OF OPERATION - RETAIL STORE

Monday - Friday10 am to 6 pm (Eastern)
Saturday10 am to 5 pm (Eastern)
Sunday   12 pm to 5 pm (Eastern)**


**NOTE: Sundays are seasonal.
We are open Sundays from May 1st through Dec. 31st.
We are closed on Sundays from Jan 1 through April 30th.