Rose Gold

Golden Rose by Rolf Venema Somehow, over the last several hundred years, the rose has become nearly a universal symbol of love and devotion. Why, is open to interpretation, but as I am an avid gardener, as well as a jeweler, I must admit even the very name of Rose...

Fire in the Sky!

There’s nothing quite like sitting up late one evening, and watching blooms of colors burst across the sky in a jubilant display of metalsmithing… Yes, that right- fireworks owe quite alot to the various branches of study that metalsmiths pursue. Some of...

Indestructible Adamantium

I must start this post with a bit of a confession. I love superheroes. When I was a little girl, I would run around with my hooded coat on my head as an impromptu cape, and dream that I could fly. Now that I’m a grown up I wish for the super-power of never...

5 Warning Signs your Silver isn't Silver

Do you have silver jewelry? Since you’re reading my blog, I’m going to assume that you do. But do you know what kind of silver jewelry it is? Or even if it’s real? If you said “um…no?” that’s okay. I didn’t know for the...

Alluring Gold- Fit for a Princess!

Is there anything lovelier than gold? Gleaming good health imparts a golden glow, the sun is referred to as the “golden orb” in literature, and one can be as good as gold… Of course, the down side are all those pesky wars that were fought for it, and...