October Birthstones

  People who are born in October get to choose between two luscious gemstones as birthstones – Precious Opal and Tourmaline.   Opal and Tourmaline are two of the most beautiful gemstones. Traditionally represented as pink,  tourmaline comes in many … Continue reading

Pearls are the Birthstone for June

Summer’s Almost Here! I am looking forward to summer and some warm weather! June is generally a typical summer month here.  The traditional June birthstone is the pearl and there’s a wide range of pearl types to choose from.  There … Continue reading

GEMSTONES I LOVE – SOME FACTS ABOUT TOURMALINE

Facts about Tourmaline: Tourmaline is a crystalline boron-silicate mineral with additional elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone occurs in a wide variety of colors. Tourmaline is … Continue reading

IT’S JUNE AT DIANAKIRKPATRICK.COM

  It’s June! It’s June!!  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love June and all it brings – summer flowers, vacation season, and the warm weather that comes with the season. You haven’t heard from … Continue reading

Pantone’s Fall Colors for 2016

These are the Pantone Fall Colors for 2016.   These beautiful colors strike me as somewhat subdued autumn hues that sort of continue the “calm mood” from last Spring/Summer.    Riverside blue (a marine blue) is a sort of neutral shade that … Continue reading

Ear Wire Styles – How to Avoid Losing Another Earring!

We all hate to lose an earring – seems as if I’ve hunted for a million earrings over the years.  I carry a variety of  ear wires and posts for pierced earrings, both commercial and handmade, and hypoallergenic shepherds hooks … Continue reading