Malachite March

Malachite March

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, my thoughts go to my favorite green stone, malachite. Except for a few occasional ”buys” (I am a bargain hunter when it comes to gemstones, among other things), my go-to dealer is from Namibia. Malachite is named after the mallow...
October ~ Black & Orange of Course

October ~ Black & Orange of Course

I don’t think it’s possible to think of October and not immediately think of Halloween and it’s accompanying traditional black and orange colors. So I’ll just go with the flow and explore some black and orange with you this month. Lest you think black gemstones to be...
Ring Ring Ringing in 2022

Ring Ring Ringing in 2022

Sayonara 2021!   Time to Get Our Bling-On in 2022 If you are the type of person that just loves color, texture, and unusual designs, this is the place to be, because I’m about to show you sparkly, interesting, unique…and you’ll be ringing in the...
The Colors of Quartz

The Colors of Quartz

To coordinate with the Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society’s upcoming HUGE annual Gem Extravaganza on Labor Day weekend, I thought I’d give you a bit of background on this year’s theme. It is the Colors of Quartz. Quartz is found all over the world and is the...
The Colors Of April

The Colors Of April

In celebration of spring,the colors of April reflect the blue of robins’ eggs, the petals of lavender, the swirling 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...