Fashion Trends – Spring Colors for 2017

    Strong Colors for Spring Niagara is a classic intense denim-like blue shade Primrose Yellow invites you to enjoy the warmth of a sunny day – a bright no holds barred sunflower yellow Lapis Blue is a wonderfully strong … Continue reading

Something New in Gemstone Designs – New Styles for Gemstone Rings and Earrings

Some of my new versatile sterling silver and gemstone designs:   new bypass style rings – this one shown with gorgeous red garnet cabochons, plus a dangling pearl and gemstone earring style that can be created in the gemstones and colors … Continue reading

Healing Stones for Us and for Our Furry Friends

Healing Stones for Us and for Our Furry Friends – I love gemstones and crystals and I’m always interested in learning more ways to have beneficial stones around me to bolster me and also my environment. This interest has inspired me … Continue reading

I’m Trapped Inside!

Inclusions in Gemstones An inclusion is any material that has been trapped inside a gemstone during its formation.  Inclusions can be animal (insects), vegetable (a leaf), or mineral (the needles in tiger eye).     It should be noted that … Continue reading

Some of My Favorite Gemstones Part 2 – Lapis Lazuli

I love the beautiful blue of Lapis and I’m especially fond of lapis with a scattering of pyrite (“Fool’s gold”).   This article is illustrated with photos of necklaces that I have designed using “treasures” I have discovered in my … Continue reading