Category Archives: jewelry/accessories general
Beautiful new rings that just arrived and are ready for the shop! Here are two I’d like to share:
This features faceted peridot briolette on hammered/textured band. Peridot is the birthstone for August.
This one is sapphire quartz in a square form! Sapphire is the birthstone for September.
How did your day go?
The hubs and I spent it at home. Yes, it was just another day at work for us and school day for the little one but we went home early and spent more time together. The little one gave us a card they did at school while the hubs gave me this:
The people at work wore something red but I didn’t and wore my usual blackoffice suit. I didn’t even think of wearing any red accessory. My boss noticed this and I realized, maybe I should have worn something to commemorate the event?
For those in the same situation, here are a few things available in my shop:
24k vermeil filigree ear studs, handmade discs, Swarovski crystals
Garnet ear studs, carnelian, 14k gold
Carnelian, orange jade, 14k gold
red turquoise, 14k gold
Rubellite, red tuquoise, 14k gold
Red coral, sterling silver
Red turquoise, garnets, sterling silver
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!!!
February’s birthstone is Amethyst. It’s rich purple color exudes a mysterious energy that evokes calmness. Most people say that amethyst is spiritually protective of the wearer and can provide contentment.
Amethyst is closely related to Bacchus (godl of wine), Dionysus (god of libation) and Diana (moon goddess and goddess of nature). Known by psychics to cure sleep disorders and nightmares, this month’s birthstone is believed to also help overcome alcohol addiction.
For those born on this month, here are a few amethyst jewelry available now at my store:
Amethyst is not my birthstone color but its my favorite 🙂
The dilemma: None.
The process: The client wanted a pair of garnet earrings. I suggested that we add more than just garnet because this gemstone has a rich wine red color.
Combining it with other gemstones in the same color family will give the piece life and vibrance. So I scoured my suppliers to see what they had and I found these:
Gorgeous gorgeous Tundra sapphires in red-orange, orange, and olive!
With this project, I needed to take my time. Remember, I do not sketch. I knew that I could only work on it during my good creative mood (read: when I feel
like it inspired) to achieve the best results.
Fast-forward to 1.4 months, this is how it came out:
As you can see I’ve attached it to peridot cubic zirconia in 14k gold bezel set ear studs.
All other gold is 14k rolled yellow gold.
If you’d like to own something as intricate as this, do leave a message in the comments below or send me a message at my shop.
Stayed up ’til 4am this morning. If the husband did not convince (read: force) me to go to bed, I’d be probably wake up until now.
Nevertheless, I surprisingly woke up after 5 hours without feeling any grogginess and finally completed the new set of orders 🙂
Here they are for your viewing pleasure:
A few posts ago, I talked about this mysterious gemstone: its history, properties, characteristics. I also wondered how I could incorporate it in my designs.
I love working with Alexandrite and so far, these are what I came up with:
Alexandrite is hard to get by so once my suppliers have them available, I stock up on them right away. I have made a recent purchase:
Stay tuned to this blog to see what I’ve made these into 🙂