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The Meaning Of Color

The Meaning Of Color
I have to mention I bought two beautiful orchids to put in my studio. Talk about the meaning of color. Such joy these orchids bring to me every tim...

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...

Lapis Heart Pendant

Lapis Heart Pendant
Lapis lazuli, an ornamental gem is composed mostly of lazurite, sodalite & other sodium silicates. Take a look. Sometimes accented by pyrite. I...

Amethyst

Amethyst
Legends led to beliefs that amethyst gems kept their wearers clear-headed and quick witted in battle. The birthstone of February. A myth of Amethys...

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...

Rescues

Rescues
  This is a picture of a rescue. All they want is to be loved. She was adopted & returned four times before she was four months old. She's an A...

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...

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...