About Us

Natural art decor is our specialty. We provide an unparalleled collection of stunning decorative accessories, uniquely detailed lamps, and exceptionally innovative furniture pieces. We acquire every mineral, gemstone, coral, and fossil from the world’s finest sources.

What distinguishes us is our craft. Each art piece focuses on the natural specimen itself and its individual, striking inherent beauty. Each piece is carefully hand-selected, and mounted with the utmost precision, to bring out its natural balance and display a plethora of colors to even the most refined eye.

We source our specimens from miners and suppliers that comply with the environmental laws of their respective locales, and none of our corals or other marine life are harmed or killed for acquisition. We comply with CITES, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Customs, and the laws and regulations of the exporting countries of origin.

Micah Gilbert

Micah Gilbert is the owner of Empressive GeoDesigns. As a geologist and gemologist, Micah has a trained eye for meticulously selecting the finest specimens, and focuses on sourcing high-quality and unusual pieces that make for exquisite decor. Micah received his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and Registered Master Valuer certification from the Master Valuer Program.

Empress Gilbert

Empress Gilbert, the founder of Empressive GeoDesigns, has been working with minerals and other natural specimens for over 30 years and has decorated homes and offices with her artistic expression of nature. Her passion and love of minerals, corals, and fossils radiates and is demonstrated to all who meet her. As an artist, her gift lies in the creative aspect of how these natural creations can be showcased to display their true beauty.

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