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The Color Of Jewels

The Color Of Jewels
Lets talk red or pink. let me name a few choices. Rose Quartz, Kunzite, Morganite, Thulite, Pink Grossular, Tugtupite, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Re...

Decorative Crosses It's A Thing

Decorative Crosses It's A Thing
I have always loved decorative crosses. Every which way  -Maltese, Celtic, Egyptian, Cross Anchor, Botonee, Greek and the list goes on. As a fashio...

How Heart & Soul Designs Began

How Heart & Soul Designs Began
  I studied graphic design because of my love of color, pattern and texture. I worked in advertising for some time but wanted to find a livelihood ...

What determines the value of a pearl?

What determines the value of a pearl?
There are seven factors-size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality and matching. Color strongly influences the value of Tahitian pe...

Crescent Moon Necklace

Crescent Moon Necklace
The beautiful moon. How I enjoy seeing it at night. The waxing crescent moon occurs when the moon is nearly on a line with the earth and the sun. L...

Carnelian

Carnelian
Carnelian is known as the stone of motivation, endurance, leadership and courage. Carnelian is a brownish red colored variety of Chalcedony. A mine...

Senior Dogs

Senior Dogs
November is adopt a senior pet month. Remember older dogs and cats need love too! Senior years for dogs start between 6 and 8 and for cats between ...

Black Spinel

Black Spinel
Spinel has been used in jewelry for a long time.  Spinel was not recognized as a separate gem until the 1800's. Spinel comes from Sri Lanka, Afghan...

Iolite

Iolite is a violet colored gemstone. It's name is derived from the greek ios (violet) and lithos (stone). It was sometimes called the "water sapphi...

Pearls

Pearls vary in color from white, or white with a hint of color to brown or black. Fresh water pearls are known for their dramatic beauty, timeless...

Mohs Scale

Mohs Scale
A scale of hardness used in classifying a series of reference minerals and position on the scale depends on ability and scratch minerals rated lower.

Amethyst

Amethyst is purple quartz. The birthstone of February. A myth of Amethyst is that because of its grape color it has the power to ward off drunkenne...