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May's Birthstones: Emerald and Agate

May is my favorite month of the year...spring really comes into full bloom, the ground has thawed and we can start mining again, I can break out the kayak, and it just so happens that my birthday is in May too! Emerald is the traditional birthstone of May and can be very beautiful...

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Handmade Upcycled Ring Display

In getting ready for my first show this spring, I realized that I wanted to have a new ring display for my new line of "Elemental" minimalist geometric rings. So I made one! Using all materials that I had on hand, I got to work and came up with this ring display...

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April's Birthstone: Diamond and Quartz

Though April is almost over, I wanted to be sure to write a post about April's traditional birthstone, diamond!  As you may have noticed, I do not use any diamonds in my jewelry, other than heirloom diamonds that a few clients have asked for me to create special homes for. The diamond industry is ugly...

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Every Little Bit Helps...Happy Earth Day!

As you may know, I use ALL 100% certified recycled silver, gold, and platinum, and use ALL natural, untreated gemstones and minerals that are mined in the United States. I strive to have a green business too...

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March 19, 2014

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Ancient Jewelry with a Twist

In the fabulous book 7000 Years of Jewelry, which chronicles the British Museum's collection of ancient jewelry, author Hugh Tait calls attention to this beautiful Egyptian bangle from the First Intermediate Period, 2181-2040 BC...

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March's Birthstone: Aquamarine

Aquamarine is March's birthstone. Aquamarine is a type of beryl that is blue, and naturally comes in shades from pale blue to deep aqua. Other types of beryl include emerald, morganite, and golden beryl.

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March 01, 2014

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Two Year Anniversary!

It was two years ago today that I made the leap to working for myself full time! Actually, it was two years ago on February 29th, on leap day, that I made the leap!

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