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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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February's Birthstone: Amethyst

Amethyst is February's birthstone. Amethyst is quartz that is purple, and naturally comes in shades from light lilac to dark violet. With a hardness of 7 on Moh's Hardness scale, amethyst makes a wonderful and durable gem for use in jewelry, including rings. 

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Maine Tourmaline

Just yesterday I finished handcrafting another round of jewelry for the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (MMGM), which will be opening in Bethel, Maine later this year. The tourmaline that the MMGM sent me to work with is so beautiful! These were all mined at the same quarry, the Dunton Mine in Newry, Maine.

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Studio Tour, part 1

I thought share some photos with you to show you some of my most essential tools and equipment for hand making jewelry in my studio.This is where I do my soldering. 

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January 21, 2014


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New Website!

I've been working tirelessly on building a new Beryllina website, that really showcases my handcrafted jewelry and its unique qualities.

Please explore my new site and let me know what you think. I've also started this blog, where I will be writing weekly about my design and jewelry-making processes, my studio, new jewelry, and exciting mining adventures, so please stay tuned!

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