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Golden Hand Stamped Earrings

Written July 16, 2014

I've recently begun making my popular stamped earrings in 14K Yellow Gold. They are warm and luxurious. Each pair is different since I individually stamp each marking with handmade steel stamps.

Commercial to Custom

Written April 17, 2014

Sometimes a customer comes to me with a piece of jewelry she doesn't wear or has outgrown and wants a new and improved piece. I love to transform a ring from commercial to custom and she loves that she gets a one of a kind piece of jewelry. Here are two recent examples:

Commercial diamond ring to custom diamond ring:

Commercial diamond ring to custom diamond anniversary pendant:

Gems Gems and More Gems

Written February 13, 2014

I just returned from Tucson, Arizona where I was taking gemology courses and visiting some of the gem shows. There are about 40 gem, rock, fossil and mineral shows going on during a two-week period each February and the offerings go from $1 pebbles to super high dollar gemstones, not to mention a T-Rex skeleton!

(sea dinos!)

Happy Holidays!

Written December 11, 2013

The jewelry store is packed with jewelry and artwork. Each year this time I like to have a large amount of jewelry for people to choose from. I tend to experiment with colors and shapes and gemstones so I find that there is a good variety of thoughts going on.

I just hung up 18 calligraphy paintings by a local artist Charmian McLellan on Monday. We'll be having a reception for her on Saturday 5-8, Dec. 14, 2013.

Hope everyone has a wonderful season and good winter and happy new year!

Gemology

Written September 13, 2013

I have begun to work towards becoming a certified gemologist through the GIA, Gemological Institute of America. It will take a couple of years, especially since I will continue to work full time. So far it is very interesting for me, I just passed the final exam for my first intro course to colored stones. Besides colored stones, I will study diamonds and pearls.

Mother's Jewelry

Written April 30, 2013

I've had a lot of women request mother's jewelry over the years and I've been happy to oblige. One of the most popular are these silver medallions that I add their children's names and make each one different with various dots, lines, stars, etc.

 

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