Thursday, January 30, 2014

 My package from Singapore has cleared customs in New Jersey and is on the way to Austin. Probable arrival is early next week. 
Pictured is the only 2 pair of Rainbow Jasper that have been available in two months. My timing was lucky, I was on their site as they posted!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

 My package from India has been released from customs in Memphis and is enroute to Austin! Scheduled to be here tomorrow!
Pictured: Green Chalcedony Briolettes and Aqua Chalcedony Rondelles.

If it doesn't rain this weekend, Elementals Austin can be found at the SoCo Outdoor Market on Saturday and at The Gibson St. Artisans Market on Sunday. Both days from 11 to 5.  
Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. This gemstone is found all over the world and has been treasured since ancient times. Beads of amethyst were found in both Anglo-Saxon and in Aztec graves and, across the ocean, Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle. The stone was once as valuable as Rubies and Diamonds but
the enormous South American deposits, discovered in the nineteenth century, brought down the price of the gemstone.
The coloration of Amethyst varies widely. Most of the material from Brazil is light-colored. In Madagascar, it is generally red or violet hued. Russian Amethysts from the Urals, were famous for their intense color which - unlike most Amethyst- remains true even in artificial light. Africa produces the famous 'grape jelly' color and the deposits in Zambia are particularly beautiful.
Pictured is a recently auctioned piece which belonged to Elizabeth Taylor.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

- 15% off all pieces with Amethyst, Blue Coral as well as all the Feldspars : Amazonite, Labradorite, Moonstone & Sunstone
Pictured is the Devi style in Sterling Silver with Sunstone. Normally $45, this month $38.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Last weekend for this January Special: 15% off all pieces with Aquamarine, Flourite, Garnet, Tourmalinated and Smoky Quartz and Tiger Eye.
Saturday at The SoCo Outdoor Market & Sunday at the Gibson St. Artisans Market. 11 to 5 both days.
Pictured and in stock is Moss Aquamarine.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This lovely Flourite Briolette in Sterling Silver is just one of the six stones on special this month for 15% off. 
Elementals Austin will be at The SoCo Outdoor Market on Saturday the 25th and at the Gibson St. Artisans Market on Sunday the 26th. Both Days from 11 to 5.
SoCo Market at 1610 South Congress and Gibson at 1318 South Congress.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The necklace at the bottom right can be done with any of these stones coming in from my overseas supplier in about 10 days. Left to right: AA grade Afghanistan Lapis, A+ Moss Aquamarine and AA Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The Lapis has flecks of Pyrite and would be stunning in gold.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I have named this new design Ceri. the name comes from the Welch ( as do I ) and means love. The picture doesn't begin to do this piece with brilliant London Blue Topaz Briolettes justice.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Saturday the 18th, find Elementals Austin at The SoCo Outdoor Market and Sunday the 19th, at The Gibson St. Artisans Market.
Both days from 11 to 5.
Pictured is a Devi* style necklace with Hessonite Garnet- one of the stones on special this month.
* from Sanskrit for goddess

Monday, January 13, 2014


Tourmalinated Quartz is a macrocrystalline variety of Quartz that contains black or dark green Tourmaline needles. Tourmalinated Quartz is formed because at high temperatures and pressure, the Quartz and Tourmaline minerals are in a liquid state and able to mix. When the temperatures cool and the pressure drops, the two minerals separate once more, with the Tourmaline needles being trapped inside the Quartz. Though Tourmalinated Quartz can be found in most of the major gem producing nations, today the vast majority is mined in Brazil.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Garnets have been popular for thousands of years. Garnet necklaces have been found in graves dating back to 3000 B.C. The gemstone was popular with Anglo-Saxons and was used for jewelry in Victorian times. They were most often used as protection in amulets and talismans of travelers as it was believed that garnets kept travelers safe from dangers. Legend says Noah, used a lantern from garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness.
Although the color red occurs most frequently, there are also garnets showing shades of green, pale to bright yellow, orange and brown shades. 
Probably the most famous piece of garnet jewelry is the flower brooch from the 19th century that was owned by Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis. It was sold at Sotheby’s auction on April 24, 1996.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Elementals Austin will be at The SoCo Outdoor Market on Saturday the 11th (1610 South Congress) and at the Gibson St. Artisans Market ( 1318 South Congress ) on Sunday the 12th. 11 to 5 both days.
Pictured Sterling Silver Angel Wing with Aquamarine.


According to legend, the aquamarine was first found in the treasure chest of mermaids, and has been known as 'the sailors' lucky stone'. Aquamarine derives its name from the Latin words for seawater. The Greeks and the Romans thought Aquamarine brought ships safe and prosperous passage across the seas.
It is most valued for its beautiful sea-blue colors which range from light blue to dark blue and the best has excellent transparency and clarity.
The National Museum of Natural History will permanently display the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, which is the largest single piece of cut-gem aquamarine in the world

Friday, January 3, 2014

Elementals will only be at The Gibson St. Artisans Market on Saturday the 4th this weekend. It will be a beautiful day, with a high temperature in the mid-60's. Sunday, with the temperature drop of 20 degrees will be a nice day to stay home and work on special orders. 
Pictured is one of the pieces on special this month- a piece with a clear, deep color green flourite briolette.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Fluorite is named from the Latin for a stream or flow of water. In 1852 the word fluorescence, was coined from fluorites from certain locations, which flourese due to impurities in the crystal.
One of the most famous localities of fluorite is Castleton in Derbyshire, England, where purple-blue fluorite was extracted from several mines or caves, including the famous Blue John Cavern. Recently discovered deposits in China have produced fluorite with coloring and banding similar to the classic Blue John stone.
Fluorite comes in a wide range of colors, the most being purple, blue, green, yellow, or colorless. Color zoning or banding is often present, adding to the visual interest.
Pictured is a bowl made of the famous Blue John Flourite. It is on display at Chatsworth House which has been home to the Cavendish family, since 1549.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Elementals Austin will be at The Gibson St. Artisans Market from 11 to 5 on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th. Pictured is a Sterling Silver Teardrop with Hessonite Garnet, one of the stones on special this month.