Have you heard of the “Red Thread of Destiny?” It is the belief that people who are destined to meet are connected with an invisible Red Thread. This thread can get tangled and pulled but it will...read more
You can buy a finished pie at the bakery, just buy a pie crust or make your own. Some even create their own recipes. We made our own recipe creating a jewel starting with finding an elusive...read more
Colorful Expressions: Using colored gem jewelry as symbols of self and meaning Initiation and growth are Spring’s hallmarks. It’s 37 degrees the day I’m writing. Since the garden is mostly...read more
Spring is in the air bringing with it our desire for something new…… We can recreate starting with your own jewelry – you know… the jewelry that’s languishing in your...read more
In my 30’s used to tell the joke, “Do you know why men like younger women? Their stories are shorter.” My romance with colored gems and jewels is long, with so many stories.I’ve...read more
Going from a good design to a great one isn’t a matter of luck. I met with a customer, Frances, who had two pairs of gorgeous, rare and vivid gems – yellow danburite and teal “cuprian”...read more
As many of you know, I’ve spent over 30 years in the jewelry industry as a colored gemstone dealer and designer. Working as a dealer who supplied high-end jewelers and collectors for decades...read more
I was born with an eye. What makes it useful is 34 years of evaluating gem materials and assigning their characteristics to a mental grid I file away. One place my eye and savvy come into play...read more
Friends, many of you ask for advice on storing your jewelry. Jewelry storage has two main themes: safety and accessibility. Your jewels are better off separated from each other so they do not...read more
“Oh, I like that lavender and green….,” Laura replied to my text showing her several pairing of gems for three-stone rings. “What should we do with them?”That’s...read more
Well, that summer flew past. Hurricane Florence did her best to blow away summer’s last beams, leaving us welcoming Fall. But, we’ll always have Nevada. A few months ago, I put my QVC sales training...read more
I’ve spent most of my life in San Diego County where we have “fire weather.” No icy roads, or flood waters banking – we get fire. The “Fireball Ring,” featuring...read more
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