Entries by Amy

Show Off Your Studio Space

This week’s studio space post comes from Kate Amarelo of Kamarelo Designs, Colorful Jewelry for Colorful People. Kate’s Colorful Designs While Kate and I both live in the DC Metro area, we didn’t get to meet in person until a recent Spark & Hustle event with Tory Johnston.    Kate has a love for color, similar […]

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A Trio of Gemstones in December

Turquoise is the birthstone for those born in December, and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn (December 22-January 19) – the alternative gemstone for December is Zircon. Did you know there are also flowers associated with birth months?  December’s flower is Holly. Turquoise The word Turquoise comes from the […]

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Topaz and Citrine – Inner Radiance

Topaz is the birthstone for those born in November, and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius (November 21 – December 21) – the alternative gemstone for November is Citrine. Did you know there are also flowers associated with birth months? The flower for November is the Chrysanthemum – love […]

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The Midnight Hour

It’s a quarter to midnight. You stand between the wide-open french doors of your beachfront villa. You inhale the sea breeze and listen to the crashing waves below as they dance in the moonlight. Where is he taking me to dinner this late at night? You wonder… your long, cream-colored, chiffon dress moves with the […]

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Opals & October

October birthdays unite – this is your post!  Opal is the birthstone for those born in August, and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. (Tourmaline is an alternative natal stone). The Curious Lore of Precious Gemstones by George Frederick Kunz, mentions the gemstone beryl (fyi – emerald is a […]

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Sapphires & September

Happy Birthday to all the September babies out there! Sapphire is the traditional birthstone for those born in September, and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Libra.   Chrysolite (aka peridot) is an alternative natal stone for September, and you can read more about that gemstone in last month’s blog post. […]

Gem Shopping Anyone?

Ever been to the gem show?? Several times a year Intergem holds their multi-vendor shows at different convention center locations across the US – if you love gems and jewelry – this needs to go on your to-do list right now! These shows have a variety of vendors – mainly jewelry and watches, and jewelry […]

August Birthstones

Hello – the August birthstone post is here!   Peridot is the birthstone for those born in August (Carnelian is an alternative natal stone), and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Virgo. And, there are also flowers associated with birth months.  The flowers for August birthdays are poppies and gladilous. Let’s […]

The Folklore of Ruby

Happy birthday to all those born in July – off to the rubies!!!!! Composed of aluminum oxide, rubies come from the corundum family of minerals. We all know diamonds are the hardest stone, but did you know rubies also carry that hardness factor – second only to diamonds. Ruby is the birthstone for those born […]