Thursday, July 30, 2015

- Saturday The SoCo Outdoor Market, 1610 SoCo by Vespaio
- Sunday The Gibson St. Artisan Market, 1318 SoCo by Perla's
11 to 5 both days

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Peridot is the national gemstone of Egypt. In ancient times, Egypt was the primary source of the Peridot,stone, which was called the ‘Gem of the Sun’. It is believed that the gemstones worn by the Queen Cleopatra were Peridot, not not Emeralds..
. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, a yellow to olive green. The intensity and tint depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure. The most valued color is a dark olive-green. Peridot is a type of Olivine, which is a common mineral often found in lavas and in inclusions which lavas carry to the surface. Peridot can be also found in meteorites. Olivine is an abundant mineral, but gem quality Peridot is rare.
Today, most of the Peridot supply comes from Arizona; other sources are China, Myanmar, and Pakistan.
August Specials
* take 10% off all pieces with Garnet, Opal. Topaz and Tourmaline
* take 15% off all pieces with Peridot, the birthstone of August
* take 10% off all purchases of $50 to $99 and 15% off purchases of $100 or more.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Moss Aquamarine from Brazil on the way!
I spent the morning ordering new sparklies! here's some of the greens and blues.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

On the left, Peach Moonstone and Fair Trade Balinese Vermeil and, on the right, Grapefruit color Quartz. Chains 14k gold-filled

Very fine London Blue
Topaz and 14k gold-filled chain. The bead is Fair Trade. 24k gold over Sterling Silver.