Gypsy Gems was established in 2018 by Monique Gibson. Monique was born and spent most of her life in Tuscaloosa. She is a graduate from TCHS and has a bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama. She is married to Scott and has 2 children - Austin and Katelynn Shamblin.

In 2015, Scott and Monique relocated to Tupelo, Mississippi for Scotts' work. Monique needed a much more flexible career due to the fact she wanted to be able to spend time in Tuscaloosa with family . Trying to find something that was both rewarding and flexible was a challenge. 

After much prayer and thought, Gypsy Gems was born in May 2018.  Something that was a past time and more a hobby soon grew into a business.  If you ask her, she says making jewelry is therapy.  "Creating unique pieces is fun, challenging and rewarding all at the same time"  Monique prides herself in impeccable customer service and attention to detail.