Thursday, March 29, 2012
One of my favorite stones, nothing tops the color of london blue topaz! I love these rose cut london blue topaz stud earrings. The color of this topaz makes even the smallest earring a standout!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Once upon a time, there was awful, cheap cubic zirconia jewelry that gave cubic zirconia a bad rap. And sadly that stigma has stuck. But I think it is about time we acknowledge that this stone is worth taking a second look at. I am an avid diamond lover, as you will know if you have ever read my blog before. I love them, I do. But when you want the look of a diamond without the hefty price tag, than cubic zirconia is a wonderful alternative. I have used them in my jewelry before and have always been happy with the outcome. But I am sad that using the name cubic zirconia in my work somehow devalues it. Here are 2 great articles in support of CZs. (photo from here.)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I literally own one piece of rose gold jewelry. In fact it is a mixed metal locket with yellow, white and rose gold. But I have been seeing a lot of rose gold rings lately, and they just look so romantic and lovely to me. And, of course, I love the additional color to add into the mix of metal mixing! Above are a few rose gold rings I love (from here, here, here and here).
Monday, March 5, 2012
Feeling a little overwhelmed lately. Between work and preparing for my maternity leave, pressing deadlines with jewelry orders, nursing a sick pet at home, and preparing our house and our lives for our baby girl, I sometimes don't know where to concentrate my thoughts and efforts. I know a lot of these things will be resolved or yield to positive things eventually, but it is a lot to handle right now. I am hoping that once March is over I'll be able to breathe again and focus on our approaching arrival. In the meantime, I am going to chip away at the to do list one line at a time and let go of the things I have no control over. But despite the stress that seems to almost suffocate me at times, I am still appreciative of all the wonderful things in my life right now. I just look forward to that moment, I hope to have soon, when I can breathe a sigh of relief and actually enjoy these wonderful things. (image from here.)