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Birthstones – October

Individuals born in October get to choose between two birthstones—Tourmaline and Opal. Each gem then unveils nearly limitless possibilities, as each one comes in a rainbow of shades and color combinations. In fact, both of October’s birthstones came to earth through a...

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Something Old Something New

Wendy came to me with some lovely fresh water pearls that she purchased in Hawaii a few years ago to ask if I could design some jewelry using these for her.  We went through a few gemstone choices and she decided upon Tanzanite with more fresh water pearls added on a...

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Birthstones – September

September’s birthstone is the Sapphire—a precious gem of wisdom, loyalty and nobility. This stone is said to focus the mind, encourage self-discipline and channel higher powers. When people say “Sapphire,” they’re usually referring to the royal blue variety of this...

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Crazy about Tanzanite

Well I have been designing a lot of jewelry lately with one of my favorite Gemstones, Tanzanite. Tanzanite is a stone of transmutation, shifting from lilac-blue to sapphire blue and into deep blue-violet. In faceted form it is stunning, celebrated as the Gemstone of...

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Birthstones – July

July Birthstone Ruby, the king of precious gems, is the birthstone for fortunate folks born in July. Symbolic of the passion and energy associated with the color red, the vibrant ruby is said to bring love and success. Symbolic of passion, protection and prosperity,...

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Custom Orders Just for You

I received an email from a referral asking for a sterling silver necklace with a Pink gemstone that would match her earrings that she purchased from me several months ago.  Everyone has busy schedules so we were both ok with emailing ideas back and forth. So first, I...

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Necklace Lengths

Do you ever wonder how long a necklace should be?  Here is a visual to illustrate traditional necklace lengths and helpful jewelry making tips that I abide by as a jewelry designer.

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