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"And the DEET goes on...."

Laurie Lynn digging Herks

We visited upstate New York in late July to dig for Herkimer Diamond Quartz crystals. Though we drove through a day of thunderstorms to get there, Jared and I were gifted with two days of beautiful weather for digging.

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August 30, 2018


Jeweler Turned World Class Flute-Maker

Haynes flute tourEarlier this year I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Haynes workshop, one of the world's premier flute makers. Their workshop...




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June 05, 2016

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Mining for "Herkimer Diamonds" in NY, again!

Beryllina mining for Herkimer Diamond quartzThe last few days in Herkimer County felt like a long time coming. Though the winter was mild (for New England), it was a long one for us...


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What Do Tofu and Jewelry Have in Common?

tofu makingWhen I visited where Bridge tofu is made in CT, I was surprised to find see that my favorite tofu had a lot in common with the eco-friendly jewelry I make. Read on to find out more!


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January 12, 2016


A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Ordering a Custom Engagement Ring

Crescent Lake Montana sapphire ring by BeryllinaOne of my favorite parts of being a jeweler is that I have the honor of creating engagement and wedding rings for special, thoughtful people who appreciate handcrafted ethical jewelry. Read on for the 10 Steps for Ordering a Custom Engagement Ring from Beryllina!


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Herkimer Diamond Mining at its Best

Another beautiful, invigorating, peaceful, and successful trip to Herkimer! We had a wonderful trip, with gorgeous weather, and lots of amazing finds! Check out my photos from this past weekend's adventures, and a video of Shakedown finding a crystal!

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Mining for Smoky Quartz in New Hampshire

This past weekend we visited a new mining location, a beautiful spot in the woods in New Hampshire where Smoky Quartz can be found. We didn't know what to expect but had high hopes...

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