Andalusite

Andalusite

I’m in love. Shifting colors, mysterious depths- who wouldn’t love Andalusite? All the warmth of chocolate sable, with hints of gold, olive, and crimson in it’s shadowed depths…. The perfect Autumn gem, actually. In order to rhapsodize over the...
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....
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:...