Friday, August 28, 2015

These are gorgeous!
Did you know the word ‪#‎peridot‬ comes from the Arabic name Faridat, meaning "gem"? Learn more unique jewelry information about this underrated gemstone.https://www.gemsociety.org/…/peridot-jewelry-and-gemstone…/…
More of the August birthstone, Peridot
This beautiful and unique peridot and plique-à-jour enamel necklace was made by Louis Comfort Tiffany around 1910. The gold filigree is accented with Peridot.
Tiffany began designing jewelry in 1902. The plique-à-jour enameling technique in this piece allows the light to come through like it does through a stained glass window.
FIRST FAIRTRADE GOLD CERTIFICATION IN AFRICA
Gold mines in Uganda will soon undergo Fairtrade audits in hope of achieving recognised standards for their gold. This would be the first time in Africa. This would stop greedy middlemen from taking advantage of the miners’ illegal status and paying them far less than the gold is worth. 
It will allow profits to be re-invested into the mining community cooperatives, raising the standard of living, paying for education of the children and providing healthcare to the communities.
It will also improve the processing safety by removing the necessity for the miners to use chemicals which are hazardous to the miners and to their environment.
Fitting both categories of the month- Georgian and Peridot
Antique Rose-Cut Diamond and Peridot Pendant/Brooch.

Monday, August 24, 2015

ELEMENTALS SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 29TH & 30TH
- 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
LAST WEEK FOR AUGUST SPECIALS
- 10% off pieces with Garnet, Opal,Topaz and Tourmaline & t5% off pieces with Peridot, the birthstone of August
- 10% off all purchases of $50 to $99 and 15% off purchases of $100 or more.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Azurite is one of my favorites and this specimen is beautiful!