Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Aah Spring!

Spring is my favorite time of year. After a long winter of browns greys and whites , I love seeing color come back to my surrounds. Seeing the trees and flowers come back to life always renews a feeling of child like wonder and joy.
Here are some spring quotes:

 O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away."- Shakespeare

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" ~Robin Williams

"An optimist is the human personification of spring." ~Susan Bissonnette

"All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar." ~Helen Hayes

I spent most of the day celebrating spring in my own garden planting newly purchased annuals to put wondrous colors on my deck.Whether you garden or not bring some spring into you life and visit this wonderful shop.
Here are some favorite items to put some spring into your life:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Birthstone- Aquamarine

Aquamarine gemstones have always been a favorite of mine. The cerulean blue color of this stone, so reminiscent of the Mediterranean sea is the attraction. Take a quick look at my profile and you'll understand why. I am an April baby and don't get me wrong , I do admire my birthstone but aquamarines are up high on my list of favorites. In honor of March and this favorite birthstone , I am featuring some items created by myself and a dear friend which I believe capture the essence of this amazing gemstone.
The Romans believed that the aquamarine was sacred to the god Neptune. Early sailors wore the stone to protect them from the dangers at sea. A gift of aquamarine is said to provide safety and security especially in long term relationships. Giving a gift of aquamarine can help reaffirm a loving relationship.

This piece is one of many beautiful treasures you will find in this shop.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

I have been away from my blog for ages and thought it was time to post a video that all jewelers and jewelry, mineral lovers might appreciate. I will be attending the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show for a few days and needless to say, I am really excited. I found this video on a friend's blog that gives a good overview on the show. This will be my second trip to this amazing event and I hope to be better prepared this time. I am in the process of making lists of exactly what I hope to see as this show is overwhelming to say the least. Hopefully being somewhat organized will help me make the most of my limited time there. I would greatly appreciate any tips or comments that can help me try to navigate this show in a timely manner.