Originality is Everything

My Jewelry is always Focused 

on bring out the stones beauty

All pieces are designed & created

in my studio in north carolina 

i sell high end cabochons and 

gemstones to help others 

create their own fabulous


thank you for visiting 


Why Choose Us?

It is the Tamterra Team mission to provide awe inspiring cabs and gems to help you make your jewelry creations shine!  We are dedicated to helping you find just the right size and color for your needs. 

I take great joy in creating earth inspired jewelry. I try to keep them affordable and out of responsibly sourced materials. 

We are always welcome  your emails, facebook, and instagram messages. 

We stand behind the jewelry I make for you,  cabs and gems and if something isn't right, we will go out of our way to fix it.  

Rising Above

Tami Helms


 As a mother of 3 adopted multi-disabled children, I realized that I needed an outlet. Something that was just for me.  I created a beaded necklace and hammered a piece of copper as a pendant. A woman in a store I was shopping in asked about it and offered to buy it.  A jewelry business was born. 

My studio is my happy place, a solace, a place I can disappear into and get lost in my creating. 

All of my jewelry is created by my own hands from my own designs. 

 As a  jewelry artist, I struggled  finding a good supply of affordable cabochons and gemstones.  Disappointed in so many suppliers, I set out to buy in a larger quantity so I could at least keep some that were great. I traveled to gem shows, meeting suppliers and hand choosing lovely cabs and gems.  I ended with plenty to spare and decided it was time to help others find the same quality.  My aim is to rise above what is the norm for top quality!   You can rest assured that I will provide the best that I can find.  I am careful to buy from responsible sourced materials. 

I would like to welcome my daughter Megan, who now works along side me. She works on my Facebook group Tamterra Gems , my Facebook page Tamterra Jewelry and Gems, and Instagram.  She also does most of my shipping prep. 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know the Tamterra story.  Tami

Studio Appointments

We are located in Hickory North Carolina. While we do work out of my studio and sell only online and at shows. We do welcome studio visits on appointment only. 

If you wish to visit and hand pick your jewelry, cabs and/or gems, please  email us to schedule a time.

We welcome the chance to meet you!!

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