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Zircon – A December Lovely

In the Middle ages, thought to bring sleep, and drive away evil. In Victorian times, used in English estate jewelry. Zircon – GORGEOUS Zircon, is the birthstone for December . . . and never to be confused with cubic zirconium … Continue reading

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Imperial Topaz

A little known fact. Imperial Topaz is the birthstone for November – not Citrine.  Because of the rarity of the color variation of Topaz, many commercial jewelers have convinced people that their birthstone is Citrine or that Citrine is the … Continue reading

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SAPPHIRE . . . awesome sapphire – September’s Birthstone

I swear to ZEUS, that I created this post on Friday . . . I forgot to hit “Publish” 🙂 And it’s just as well. I had some additions. Sapphire has been identified in about 450 color variations. Experts in … Continue reading

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. . . more of my authentic self. Why I’ve Been “Missing” For Two Weeks

There’s been a convergence of *things* that have created my overall silence on social media platforms. I don’t talk about it a lot. I once thought it would be so “anti-business” to say out loud. The older I get, the … Continue reading

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July & August Birthstones

Ruby is the birthstone for July. It is also a corundum, like Sapphire, so it is a hard stone and durable – a 9 on the hardness scale. Highly prized for it’s color and rarity it is also a pricey … Continue reading

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Just a Bit on Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June. I have a couple of links for you to check out on this marvelous stone. To summarize: Alexandrite is the color change variety of Chrysoberyl. Legend has it that the man who discovered Alexandrite, … Continue reading

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New Adventures Await . . .

Hello Lovers of Lovelies and those that love making them 🙂 I have decided to move out of my store space at Crafted. Right off the bat, I want you all to know that this does not mean that I … Continue reading

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Is It Them? Or is It You?

It seems to be THAT time of year, where I stand on a soap box and share the following ideals. *cough, cough* I’ve spent the last three weekends not selling much in my store and, not having sign-ups for classes. … Continue reading

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Creativity Saves Lives

The belief that I have, that creativity saves lives, is so firm in my core. It is a HUGE part of why I teach and why I create Lovelies for Lovers of. Grab a cuppa something . . . How … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Emeralds

The Luxurious May Birthstone In March I talked about Aquamarine, which is a beryl.  Did you know that Emerald is also a Beryl and included in the top 4 list of precious stones? Emeralds are the green variety of beryl, … Continue reading

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