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Aragonite is a beautiful rusty orange crystalline stone. It’s an absolute knockout in handcrafted jewelry designs, although aragonite might be better known among rock hounds than jewelry lovers. Its metaphysical effects – if you believe such things -- may have you wearing aragonit...
Charoite is a purple gemstone from Siberia. That’s enough right there to suggest that the exotic gemstone is very special.
Amethyst is one of many silicate gemstones. Simply silicon dioxide, SiO2, amethyst is the violet variety of quartz, which is white. Much myth, mystery, and skeptical science surrounds its purple color. Let’s see what’s behind that pretty purple hue.
Amber has the distinction of being an organic gemstone, originating as tree resin anywhere from 2 to 320 million years ago. Oozing from trees back then, the resin fossilized while buried under layers of sediment under heat and pressure for millions of years. The result is the soft, ...
There are not a lot of gemstones that come in blue. The ones that do, such as sapphires, are simply spectacular but incredibly expensive. Meet blue chalcedony. Its blue hue is nothing short of astounding. And, after I advise you how to say it correctly, you’ll be able to buy blu...
It is about how I made a beautiful necklace and it became my favourite...
Innovative diamond cutters are now cutting pearls. The art of faceting hard diamond gemstone has migrated to the soft natural material of pearls. While diamonds come out of the ground as unattractive roughs, their beauty is enhanced by cutting, or faceting. The same skill has bee...
My experience as a pearl jewelry designer revealed the most common questions people have about freshwater pearls. Here, I provide informative answers to the four most frequently asked questions about the lustrous gems of the inland waters.
In the warm waters of French Polynesia, the black lipped oyster produces the pearls known as Tahitian black pearls. Here, we will describe how this precious saltwater pearl is different from others.
Pearls are formed from the secretions a mollusk exudes when an irritant enters its interior domain. The mollusk protects itself by coating the offender with a soothing saliva called nacre. Layers upon layers of nacre build up over months or years to form a pearl.
Freshwater pearls have entered the lexicon of jewelry lovers the world over. Much mystery remains about freshwater pearls, what they are, and how they’re different from pearls in general. Let me remove some of the mystery surrounding those lustrous beauties.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is a leading authority on diamonds. Diamonds from known sources usually come with a GIA rating. The rating is given upon a certified examination according to four parameters: color, clarity, carat weight, and cut. Here’s what each of those ...
One of my jewelry creations combined black nacre pearls and druzy. No one inquired about the unusual pearls. Customers asked instead, "what is druzy?"
Innovative jewelry designers constantly look for interesting materials from which they can make jewelry. During a personal hiatus from the jewelry-making craft, I took to soldering small circuit boards. I discovered then that electronic components could stand in for traditional gems, ...
The multistrand necklace is the hottest trend to hit necklines this season, and you can make one of your own design pretty easily. The beauty of a do-it-yourself multistrand necklace is that you get the specific look you wish to achieve, and you choose the materials you love and can ...
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