One of my Favorites Gemstones – Opal

Pink opal and moonstone necklace

One of my favorite gemstones is opal. People recognize opals by their characteristic play of rainbow like colors.  You need to be careful with opals because opal is a relatively soft (5.5-6.5) stone and they are sensitive to pressure, hard … Continue reading

New Beginnings for a New Year

Gold fill hoops 20mm with carved turquoise flowers

New beginnings for a new year: Every new year seems to emphasize new beginnings, revitalization, a fresh start.  You don’t really have to start from ground zero.  Make this a time to rethink things that you’d like to do differently. … Continue reading