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All About Diamonds

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But not The diamonds.  I’m referring to my current obsession with Herkimer diamonds.

Herkimer diamonds is the generic term for double terminated crystal quartz that were first discovered among the exposed outcrops of clolostone located in Herkimer, New York.  The stone’s diamond-shaped appearance are natural faces.  This means that the facets appear to have been cut but in reality, the facets were made by nature itself.  This becomes possible with a high percentage of the stone’s unimpeded growth.

In the next post, I will show you photos of what these diamonds look like and how I have interpreted them and incorporated them in my designs.

Stay tuned!


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On my desk….

….are some of the gemstones and pearls I will be using for my Christmas collection 🙂

South Sea Shell Pearls

Rock crystal quartz free form nuggets, faceted crystal rondelles, German crystals,

 

Herkimer diamonds!

Carved Blueberry quartz

Alexandrite, Denim quartz, Opalite (Tiffany Stone), Acqua quartz,

Kyanite, Yellow Opal, Black German crystal

And what I am currently working on:

Peridot crystal quartz and south sea shell pearls wire wrapped in 10k solid gold