Nephrite vs. Jadeite: What’s the difference?

Jade is a popular gemstone with a wide variety of colors, translucency, and uses. People love it as ornaments and jewelry, but not many know that Jade isn’t actually the name of the gemstone. It’s referring to two different minerals; Nephrite and Jadeite. So, what’s the difference between them? Jade Jade has a long history … Continue Reading

Azurite and Malachite: copper based gemstones

Azurite and Malachite are cousins in the mineral world. They’re both copper based minerals, though with slightly different ratios. Azurite Azurite was originally called “kuanos”, the Greek word for deep blue, in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia, and the root for the green blue color cyan. The name Azurite, and its color azure, come from the … Continue Reading

Join us at our Design Your Own Earrings Studio Event!

Have you ever seen something in a store and thought “I can probably do that”? Well, let us show you how! This month, we’re holding a Design Your Own Earrings Studio event where you come in and design your own earrings. Maybe they’re a replica of a pair you saw in a store, but with … Continue Reading

Girls and Their Pearls!

This month we’re celebrating the precious Pearl with our Girls and Their Pearls event! We’ll be showing our entire collection of Pearls, exhibiting just how varied the humble Pearl can be. Our Pearls cover every shape, size, and color we can get our hands on, making them one of the most versatile gemstone we carry. … Continue Reading

The Power of the Full Moon – Charms and Talismans for Completion

The moon is full, so it’s the perfect time to finish all languishing projects and tie up loose ends. Traditionally, the full moon doesn’t refer to just the night of the full moon, but the three days before and after the full moon. Completion and Culmination Leading up to the 4th day of the full moon, … Continue Reading

Pearls: Stunning Jewelry and Strange Terminology

Despite our love of Pearls, not many people who stop by our store are all that interested in them. Is it because they’re not as shiny as other gemstones? Or maybe they’re not perfectly uniform like our strands of round or faceted beads? Or is it they aren’t in that exact shade or size or … Continue Reading