Tuesday, September 30, 2014

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Elementals will be at the Gibson St. Artisans Market on Saturday, 10/4 and Sunday, 10/5 from 11 to 5.
Over 170 pendants with Gemstones, Sterling Silver and Vermeil charms from which to choose!
OCTOBER SPECIALS:
*Take 15% off all pieces with Labradorite, Moonstone, Peridot, Ruby and Tourmaline
* Buy one item, take 25% off a second item

Photo: OCTOBER SPECIALS:
*Take 15% off all pieces with Labradorite, Moonstone, Peridot, Ruby and Tourmaline
* Buy one item, take 25% off a second item

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ROCK TRIVIA: IOLITE
Its name comes from the Greek words “ios” for violet and “lithos” for stone. Iolite is trichroic which means that three different colors can be seen in the same stone depending on the viewing angle. This property is called pleochroism, and Iolite is the most extreme of any gem, exhibiting violet blue from one side, clear or greyish from the other, and honey or brown from the third. Iolite is typically light to dark blue and violet, with the most desirable color being an intense violet.
The major sources of gem grade iolite come from Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar and Burma. In recent history, gem-quality iolite was found in Palmer Canyon, as well as huge deposits at Grizzly Creek and Ragged Top Mountain Wyoming.
Pictured is a clear example of how varied Iolite's color can appear from different angles.

Photo: ROCK TRIVIA; IOLITE
Its name comes from the Greek words “ios” for violet and “lithos” for stone. Iolite is trichroic which means that three different colors can be seen in the same stone depending on the viewing angle. This property is called pleochroism, and Iolite is the most extreme of any gem, exhibiting violet blue from one side, clear or greyish from the other, and honey or brown from the third. Iolite is typically light to dark blue and violet, with the most desirable color being an intense violet. 
The major sources of gem grade iolite come from Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar and Burma. In recent history, gem-quality iolite was found in Palmer Canyon, as well as huge deposits at Grizzly Creek and Ragged Top Mountain Wyoming.
Pictured is a clear example of how varied Iolite's color can appear from different angles.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rock Trivia: Citrine
The name is derived from the colour of the lemon. There are not many yellow gemstones and most- like diamond, sapphire or topaz- are expensive. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, but quality natural Citrine is a rarity.
In Europe and the Middle East, quartz have been the most commonly used mineral for jewelry and carvings for thousands of years.
Quartz has been found in Spain, on the Scottish island of Arran, in France, Hungary, Brazil and Uruguay.
Pictured is a Diamond and Citrine tiara made by Cartier and belonging to Queen Sikirit of Thailand.

Photo: Rock Trivia: Citrine
The name is derived from the colour of the lemon. There are not many yellow gemstones and most- like diamond, sapphire or topaz-  are expensive. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, but quality natural Citrine is a rarity. 
In Europe and the Middle East, quartz have been the most commonly used mineral for jewelry and carvings for thousands of years.
Quartz has been found in Spain, on the Scottish island of Arran, in France, Hungary, Brazil and Uruguay. 
Pictured is a  Diamond and Citrine tiara made by Cartier and belonging to Queen Sikirit of Thailand.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Please join me in helping to dispel the myth that there is only one standard of beauty and help our next generation of women grow up more self confident. 
Every time you see a little girl out in public, give her a positive comment. It can most certainly be about her hair or her smile, but also on her style, her poise, her posture- just anything that will make her feel good about herself!
A self-confident young woman is much less likely to do drugs, enter into an abusive relationship and more likely to give back to the community..

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My newest design. The center is a beautifully crafted precious metal bead from the Indonesian island of Bali. This handcrafted bead is available in both Sterling Silver or Vermeil*. 
The standard length of this necklace is 20 inches, but the necklace may be ordered at lengths of 16 to 24 inches.and with your choice of stones.
Pictured in Sterling Silver with Moss Aquamarine at $60. 

* electroplated gold over sterling
Photo: My newest design is named Adira, which means strong, noble and powerful. 
The center of the design is a beautifully crafted metal bead from the Indonesian island of Bali. This handcrafted bead is available in both Sterling Silver or Vermeil*. 
The standard length of this necklace is 20 inches, but the necklace may be ordered at lengths of 16 to 24 inches.with your choice of stones.
Pictured in Sterling Silver with Moss Aquamarine at $60. 
* electroplated gold over sterling

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS:
*Take 15% off all pieces with Citrine, Iolite, Jade, Lapis and Sapphire 
* Buy one item, take 25% off a second item