Frank Kramic opens rock and gem shop 2012.01.18

Written by David Green.

Frank Kramic was a rock collector when he was 12 years old, but it was his father who really took off with the hobby and turned it into a business.

After his father died, Kramic was given the rocks and gems his father had collected from around the world and he opened his own shop.

Kramic moved to Morenci last summer and now Frank’s Rock Shop and Gems is located here, at 234 E. Union St., where he’s winterizing the garage that houses the shop.

He’s on the road working as a truck driver during the week, so business hours are scheduled only on weekends.

All of his jewelry is hand-made in the United States from 100 percent silver and gold, Kramic said, with authentic gems.

His goal is to provide custom jewelry that’s priced cheaper than jewelry stores.

“If I can give people nice stuff for a good price, I’m happy,” he said.

He aims to please buyers and says that if something is wrong with an item or if it breaks, customers should bring it back and he’ll make it right.

Kramic’s shop contains a variety of rocks from around the world.

“China, Japan, Korea, Italy, Brazil—you name it, I’ve got it,” he said.

For additional details, see Frank’s Rocks advertisement in this week’s Observer.

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