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

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

A Few of My Favorite Gemstones

Gems are described by chemical composition, crystal structure, and where they are found.  Gems are further classified based on properties like refractive index (how they bend light), luster, hardness, etc.  Perfection in appearance is of primary importance in the finished … Continue reading

My Favorite Gems

I love gems, so picking favorites is difficult.   It’s a long list, but here are some of my favorites and some information about them.   Gems are described by chemical composition, crystal structure, and where they are found.  Gems are further classified based … Continue reading