Saturday, January 31, 2015

The weather reports tonight have improved a bit for tomorrow. I will watch in the morning and post if I am or am not going to market. 

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
COME FIND A ONE OF A KIND
FOR YOUR ONE IN A MILLION

Shop the all local artists and craftspeople at
The Gibson St. Artisan Market
11 AM to 5 PM  
Friday 2/6- Sunday 2/8


1318 SoCo

Pardon our Construction & enter on Gibson St.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

These very fine ( AA+ grade ) African Opals arrived yesterday. Perfect timing for the February special! I will be making the bar style necklaces in the picture in both 14k gold-filled and sterling.
FEBRUARY SPECIALS:
15% off all pieces with Abalone, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Opal and Turquoise.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Uh oh. I just watched the weather forecast. Unless it changes, it is very much looking like I won't be out this weekend.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Elementals will be at The Gibson St. Artisans Market on Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rock trivia: The Unrivaled Kashmir Sapphires
Kashmir sapphire gems come from the states of Kashmir and Jammu in far northern India. This northern-most region of India is bordered by Pakistan to the west, and China to the north and east. Sapphires were first discovered here in the 1880s, when a landslide revealed the mineral deposit.
It is undisputed that the sapphires from Kashmir’s early mining days are the best in the world in terms of their color and size. Their unique, intertwining crystals give them their unique, almost velvety color. They are one of the rarest gems in the world, making them a collector’s item.
The most expensive sapphire in the world is known as Hill's sapphire. It is a cushion-cut, intense blue of 22.6 carats This Sapphire was sold for $3,064,000 at Christies. It now stands alone set in a gold pendant and surrounded with diamonds, but was originally part of a necklace purchased by the railroad magnate James J. Hill in 1886 for $2,200.

Photo: Rock trivia: The Unrivaled Kashmir Sapphires
     Kashmir sapphire gems come from the states of Kashmir and Jammu in far northern India. This northern-most region of India is bordered by Pakistan to the west, and China to the north and east. Sapphires were first discovered here in the 1880s, when a landslide revealed the mineral deposit. 
        It is undisputed that the sapphires from Kashmir’s early mining days are the best in the world in terms of their color and size. Their unique, intertwining crystals give them their unique, almost velvety  color. They are one of the rarest gems in the world, making them a  collector’s item.
     The most expensive sapphire in the world is known as Hill's sapphire. It is a cushion-cut, intense blue of 22.6 carats  This Sapphire was sold for $3,064,000 at Christies. It now stands alone  set in a gold pendant and surrounded with diamonds, but was originally part of a necklace purchased by the railroad magnate James J. Hill in 1886 for $2,200.