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Phenomenal Moonstone

Allow me to geek out for a moment.  I love that moonstone is a “phenomenal gem” and I mean that in both the technical and the descriptive sense.  Moonstone seems to almost glow with an effect called adularescence (how’s that for a word?!).  As moonstone moves, light rolls across the stone in an ethereal way. […]

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The Sound of Bangles

I always said, ‘Whenever Chaitu gets married, I’m going!’ When else would I have the chance to attend a spectacular wedding in India? So when I received that invitation for my friend from gemological school’s wedding, I booked my trip. The call of the colorful celebrations was just too strong, I couldn’t resist! The first wedding […]

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Who Shall I Be Today?

Who shall I be today? That’s the question a friend of my mom’s asks herself each morning as she gets dressed.  What an empowering thought, that I get to choose how the world sees me and what persona I want to have. Making that choice can be done with clothing but also with jewelry.  Do […]

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