It’s October, and my birthday is in October. I like to think it should be more than just a birth-day; I like the idea of a birth-month. What’s better than a whole month of cake? Well, nothing really, but a month full of Opals, the birthstone for October, comes a close second.
In so many parts of the country, we have had so much rain. (I’ve got this incredible urge to build an ark and collect two of everything..LOL). In all seriousness, my heart goes out to those affected by the flooding. But at the end of the rainstorm, we see rainbows.
Now that Summer is gone, gone, gone, and the oranges and reds of October have peaked and we will soon be left with browns and golds to remind us that Autumn is really here. I thought I’d visit with the browns and golds in gemstones and metals. I think it’s fun to find out the backstory for some of my favorite materials…come join me. [Read more…]
The red oak leaves are starting to land on my porch, which reminds me that autumn is on its way and leaves will soon be turning colors. Before we know it, we’ll be surrounded by hues of greens, golds, oranges, and reds. Jasper, the stone I’m featuring this month, comes in the colors of autumn and then some. [Read more…]
April showers bring May flowers, and this is the theme of May! We have been blogging about the color trends for each month, and for May we are a bit more specific. This month, it is all about pretty pink petals!
In celebration of spring, the colors of April reflect the blue of robins’ eggs, the petals of lavender, the swirled patterns of yellow and white like the daisy centers and pink cherry blossoms. Like a garden of colors bursting with life, these stones are inspired by the the colors of spring!
Marsala is the color of rich red wine and rosy cheeks. It’s the hue of dusty dessert sunsets and deep, earthy gemstones. It’s the color of the year and the color of February!