Diamond Of the First Water

Diamond Of the First Water

Diamonds, diamonds every where and not a drop to drink… Dreaming of diamonds by Swamibu Recently, I had cause to thoroughly research diamonds for an upcoming custom order. A gentleman approached me on his wife’s behalf, and requested assistance with a...
Birthstones that Rock

Birthstones that Rock

Birthstones are just totally rockin’.  Rock.  Birth-Stone.  *ahem* Bad puns aside- I’m getting really excited for November.  It’s my favorite month of the year, in my favorite season, with a completely beautiful patron birth-gemstone: Citrine.  Wait....
Chrome Diopside

Chrome Diopside

Today I’m writing about Chrome Diopside, which is one of my all time favorite green gemstones. Why, you ask, when there are so many fabulously famous green gemstones like Emerald and Tourmaline? The answer is simple. I love deep flawless gorgeous green, and my...
Marvelous Malachite

Marvelous Malachite

Is there anything more life affirming than glowing, saturated, natural green? Green fields, green mountains, bright green new grass or green Malachite. Now while all those plant type things are green due to the chlorophyll inside their structures, Malachite is green...
Ancient Amber

Ancient Amber

Faceted Amber by Sea Moon We humans have held some fascinating beliefs in our history upon this earth.  We’ve believed that the earth was flat, that the moon was made of cheese, and that divine magic known as electricity came from Amber.   Ancient Greeks also...
The Magical Topaz of… Invisibility?

The Magical Topaz of… Invisibility?

Fabulous Friday Gemstones I come across more lapidary artists than I can shake a stick at (or afford), but one of my major down falls are unusually cut gemstones, like this stunning blue Topaz from Dr. Barbara Smigel’s course on Gemology shown here from her website:...