The Hair of Venus – Rutilated Quartz

A gemstone that has also been called the “Hair of Venus” can’t help but capture the imagination.  I am captivated by the needles within rutilated quartz that look like a goddess’s hair captured within a gemstone.  Just like hair, rutile needles can be golden, black, or red in color.   When I look at rutilated […]

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A New Year Filled with Sumptuous Gowns and Sparkling Gems

The moment before each model walked the stage I double checked the list I had carefully made of the model, the dress, and of course the jewelry.  Watching as each woman was gently nudged out when it was her time. To help celebrate the Chinese New Year at a gala in Seattle, the incredibly talented […]

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Locale of Inspiration – The Cascades

The Cascades are my happy place; an old friend that always helps ground me.  Growing up in the Northwest the mountains are a constant presence.  Skiing in the fresh air, amongst the snow covered, but still green trees, or hiking to a pristine alpine lake, I leave able to breathe a bit more deeply. The […]

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