Crest Jewel, Fairfield's Gift and Jewelry Showroom
and Fine Art Gallery

Welcome to the “Jewel” of Fairfield, Iowa, USA - founded 42 years ago with the intention of offering to its early customers “Nature’s Most Precious Gifts”. 

We are also a Wholesale Outlet for Janu Gems selling beads and gems for planets and birth months at 50% off wholesale with special Jewelry pieces also on sale for 50% off retail.

We will be Buying and Selling at the Arizona Gem Shows in Tucson and Quartzite beginning Mid January. Let us know if you would like us to shop for you.

All summer tunics, asana pants, churidars, emboidered tops and dresses on sale in time for your winter resort travels!

Tunics, Embroidered Tops, Asana Pants and Leggings

Now $20

Embroidered Dresses and Punjabis $50-$100

Our Art Gallery features new and returning Artists:

2 new artists:

Jane du Brin - Graphite sketches of Maharishi

John Lakrofka, Washington, IA Artist -  "memories from Mediterranean ports of call"

Returning Artists:

New Paintings by David Kupferman:

Click on any painting to connect to his page with video of his work.

New Paintings by Terrence Kennedy


It's the season to make an appointment for a photo shoot: the first step towards a custom Higher Essence Photo Portrait, the personal portrait that will be treasured for generations.

Latest Work:


Higher Essence Portraits

Brahmananda Saraswati

Mixed Media Photo Paintings

In addition to our “Brick and Mortar” store in Fairfield our web site continues that tradition.

Our name comes from the famous text of the sage Adi Shankara translated as “The Crest Jewel of Discrimination” in which he asked and answered the eternal question:

   “What is the most important thing?” 

“A gift given at the right time.”

If you visit Fairfield, stop by our shop just off the square. Spring, Summer and Fall we are open most afternoons, some mornings and evenings. You can see the sandwich board on the sidewalk in front when the store is open. In the winter (January-March)we often open at lunch time. If you see the sandwich board we're there!

Coming Soon: The Opportunity to Shop Online and Pick Up at the store including gemstones beads and gems.

Also visit our new Facebook Shop.

Perhaps this site will inspire you to visit our town some day and meet the many creative individuals from around the world who have moved here and contribute to our jewelry and gift collection!

Please be patient as our site is still a substantial re-work in progress