We specialize in the unusual, and we love to share our love of gemstones and art with the world! This site is a work in progress, so if you don't find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us, and we may be able to help you out!
Livingstone Art & Gem consists of Allan, Jan, and Ben Livingstone (husband, wife, and son respectively). We are based in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Allan Livingstone studied in the Alberta College of Art (now the Alberta College of Art and Design) from 1973 to 1976. He has been painting for thirty-seven years, and has taught painting for ten years. His roots are in Dutch painting and Impressionism, and he has traveled in Europe in pursuit of these interests. He was Craftsman of the Month in Rock and Gem magazine for November, 2007. The award was for a Leopardskin Jasper carving of a leopard. He has also faceted Citrine for an international faceting project commemorating the Queen's golden jubilee. These stones are now held in the Smithsonian Institute.
Jan Livingstone does the books for the company, has a special gift for organization, and handles any beading projects.
Ben Livingstone has worked in the business since his High School graduation in 2007. So far, he has been commissioned for portraiture, as well as a large mural. Ben has completed courses with the Gemological Institute of America. With this training, he will be able to better ascertain the identities of gemstones. Ben's newest role in the business is maintaining the website.
Our shop is located: Near Cold Lake, Alberta. Our rural address is 42127B TWP RD 624. Before you reach Cold Lake South on Highway 28 coming from the South, you will pass Tropicana New & Used on your right, and the next road you come to will be TWP RD 624. If you pass the giant sailboats, you have gone too far. Turn right at our sign, and in a short while you will see the cedar sign in our driveway on the right (see top of page).