We pride ourselves,
in our craftsmanship, in our selection of
products, our love for what we do and our commitment to you.
Take a look around these pages, we offer some of the best, most
unique and well made items for the Southwest Lifestyle.
Ranch Brand as Jewelry
- We can create your Ranch or Cattle Brand into a cherished
jewelry item! Rings, Cufflinks, Pendants and Earrings, anything you would like.
William A. Menger's Western Brewery (1855-78), located on Alamo Square in San Antonio, is usually considered the first commercial Texas brewery. By its last year of business in 1878, it was the largest operating brewery in Texas. In 1859, Menger also opened a very popular hotel next to his brewery. The Menger Hotel still contains the large cellar, constructed of three-foot-thick stone walls, that was used to chill the beer produced by the brewery. The cellars were cooled by the Alamo Madre ditch that flowed through what is now the patio of the hotel. Menger hired Charles Degen as his brewmaster.
Most PureTexan.com Jewelry
is available online here or at Legend
San Angelo Texas
18 E. Concho Ave
San Angelo TX 76903
of the best ideas are something you really didn't plan!
Although the principals of puretexan.com, Randy Chambers and Mark Priest, both 5th Generation Texans.
have known each other for years, the creation of the Pure Texan Lifestyle
and concept evolved overnight.
From some new jewelry design computer software, an excitement and passion
for the jewelry they create, a knowledge of what looks good, and a desire
to offer the best of the Texas lifestyle, Artesano literally was born
from a few cool ideas that exploded into a complete jewelry and lifestyle
And that was just the beginning!
||Randy is a Fifth Generation Texan and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. His father had
been in the jewelry business for years. He is a Graduate Gemologist, Horologist (Watchmaker), Bench Jeweler and CAD jewelry Designer. His love of Texas extends from Texas Songwriters to touring all parts of the great state for recreation Golf and Photography, a few of his passions..
Mark is a native Houstonian and fifth generation Texan but
moved to San Angelo, Texas as fast as he could. Although he has
those "city roots", he likes the wide-open spaces of West Texas
and the fresh air. In 1995, Mark opened Legend Jewelers. In a
very short 12 years, the jewelry store, and the legacy it creates
daily is well known throughout the cities, towns and ranches
of West Texas. He has been featured in publications such as Texas
Highways and Southern Living magazines.
Between these two guys (who are both in their 50's), they have over
50 years of jewelry design experience and two lifetimes of Texas living!!
That kind of heritage only comes from good solid business morals, a love
for what they do and being blessed to be born in Texas.
Mark and Randy Enjoying a little R & R at Oscars
y Lalo's in Akumal Mexico where many of the Corona TV commercials are
Both jewelry stores are members of the prestigious American Gem Society.
Both guys are past presidents of the local chapters of the Gemological
Institute of America Alumni Associates.
So what makes them click?
They both recall meeting the first time in the early 1980's at a gathering
of gemologists from the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Randy was probably one
of the first jewelers in the U.S. to learn the "codes" for
creating something called a website on something called the Internet.
Pretty soon they both had wives and kids and lives. An acquaintance
that started from a business meeting has evolved into a lifelong friendship
of website ideas, family trips to the zoo and late night bull sessions
that only guys understand.
Randy loves to sail, fish and be one with the Texas waterways. He's
downright dangerous with darts; he also has a love of Texas Songwriters
supporting many Texas Songwriter events throughout the State and embraces
all things Texana. His wife is a successful business woman in her own
right and shares in his joy of the jewelry business.
Mark actually owns a bordello in addition to a jewelry store. Yep, you
heard right, and that raises a few eyebrows.
Truth be known, Legend Jewelers is located in one of West Texas' most
famous buildings on Historic Concho Street: The Miss Hattie's Building
of San Angelo.
This well known landmark hosts guided tours into a side of rough and
tough cowboy life that just ain't talked about that much. The bordello
opened in 1901 and stayed in business until being shut down by the Texas
Rangers in 1952. Today, the second floor is a veritable history lesson
in days gone by. When not working to continue the restoration of the
100 year old building he owns, he chills out on one of the local lakes
or simply sitting with his favorite Venezuelan rum mixed with a cola.
Randy and Mark invite you to take a look at their heartfelt creations
and collections of items unique to Texians. (The original term Texans
called themselves.) Their Texas lifestyle selections of unique creations
make great and unusual gifts.
These guys shop hard to supply items created in the greatest State on
earth, by the greatest craftsman in that State. So feel free to buy,
If you don't see what you're looking for, Email
us with your requests or suggestions and one of us will personally
get back to you!