Turquoise is the Traditional December Birthstone

Turquoise is the traditional December birthstone and it’s popular for jewelry.  It’s one of my favorite gemstones. The word turquoise comes from the French word for Turkey.  The name for the stone is historical since turquoise was originally brought to … 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

New Gemstone Jewelry for 2015

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and successful year ahead in 2015.  I’m really excited about the newest designs I’m working on and I want to share some of my ideas with you.   I’ve designed a number of gemstone earrings … 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

My Favorite Gemstones – Turquoise

Chemically, turquoise is a hydrated copper aluminum phosphate. Turquoise has been known and used for jewelry and ornamental purposes since ancient times. It is definitely one of the oldest known stones. Turquoise got its name because the stones were originally … Continue reading