Creating fine jewelry "from the ground up" since 1970.
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We offer a unique shopping experience....
...and one of the largest selections of precious and semi precious gemstones you will find anywhere.

Our Company

We are a family owned and operated company. 
Starting with a love for rocks and gems and ending with an appreciation of craftmanship, we offer our customers everything from lapidary supplies to a full selection of fine jewelry.  Our jewlery consists of everything from sterling silver to rose, pink and green gold to platinum. Nowhere else in the southeast can such a variety be found under one roof.

The Owners

The owners of the Prospector's Pouch:
C.R. and Ilene Smith


Our Staff

We employ a staff of seasoned professionals.
Our sales staff is not paid by commission, which offers our customers a relaxed, no pressure, shopping atmosphere.

About the Owners

Ilene Smith is Nebraska born and a graduate of the University of Colorado,and the University of Colorado Medical School where she specailized in nuclear medicine. She is also a gemologist with degrees in colored stones and gem identification from GIA (Gemological Institue of America) and has been co-owner of the Prospectors Pouch for 38 years. 


A Georgia native, C.R. Smith is a former U.S. Navy aviator and still enjoys flying as a hobby. C.R. is an avid gem and mineral prospector and has developed his own prospecting techniques. These techniques have led him to some rare and unusual finds.

Mr. C.R. Smith was nationally recognized as one of the nation's youngest short story writers, dating back to his high school years. As a native Georgian, he has prospected the Southeastern states for many years. His interest in gems and minerals dates back to his preteen years when his curiosity was stimulated as he discovered unusual crystal formations.

The discovery of Georgia Midnight is destined to become a strategic and very valuable find for Georgia and the Southeast. It is a very rare occurrence to find all of the precious metals combined in one formation where they first originated - a primary source generally termed "Motherload."

His formal education includes Middle Georgia College; Del Mar College, Texas; Auburn University, Alabama; Georgia Tech; U.S. Navy Flight School, Pensacola, Fla. and Corpus Christi, Texas; and U.S. Navy Post Graduate School, Monterey, California. He has been a Fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain since 1968.

Prospector's Pouch
 2850 North Cobb Parkway
P.O. Box 112
Kennesaw, GA  30156