Pearls and Pearl Jewelry

Pearls for every occasion

I love pearls and pearl jewelry. Pearls can have unusual shapes (baroque pearls) and neat colors – I think they are all wonderful. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a mollusk as the result of an irritant. The pearls we treasure are composed of calcium carbonate deposited over that irritant…

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Birthstones for June

14kt gold ring with white pearls

Birthstones for the month of June: June is another month with multiple birthstone choices.  Pearls, moonstone, and alexandrite are frequently used for June birthstones.  Pearls Pearls made their “debut” in the first century BC.  Many ancient civilizations considered pearls as precious gems.  According to the National Geographic, a bit of pearl jewelry was found in…

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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 are also alternative stones.  Moonstone is the most popular alternative stone, but Chalcedony and…

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Birthstones for April and May

What is a birthstone?  The association of one gem to each month and the idea of wearing your “birthstone,” started long ago – between the 16th and 18th centuries.The National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones” in 1912 in the United States. Wearing your birthstone is supposed to bring you luck.…

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Gemstone Jewelry to Accent your Spring and Summer Fashions

An earlier blog post talked about the Pantone color palette for Spring 2016. I’m going to highlight several of the color choices of jewelry to accent your spring fashion wardrobe. In addition to the jewelry styles already on the website, I have a variety of beautiful stones and beads to create a variety of custom…

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