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I Just Love a Good Gemstone

When I was in my twenties, I worked at a high end jewelry store and while I already had an interest in jewelry, I truly came to appreciate precious and semi-precious stones while working there. Learning about how they are created and all of the...

My Journey

Where to begin.. I began where everyone does I guess… an interest in all sorts of crafts at an early age. One night while watching late night TV I spied a show selling gemstones, that truly captured my fascination. I began thinking I’d just...

Jewelers.Community Interview: Brandswife Creations

This interview with Brandswife Creations is from May 2015. 1. Tell us a little about yourself I am a mum of three grown up children and one grandchild, with another due any time now. I work full time for the NHS as an administrator. I spend...

My Journey

Here we go…I have always loved jewelry. But it started seriously when I started working at a high end jewelry store called Granat Bros. in the bay area. I learned about how all of the precious and semi-precious gemstones are formed and I found...

Which of these 3 mistakes do you make while buying jewelry?

Here are some wrong assumptions people make and end up buying overrated expensive jewelry. 1_. “A shop has 70% sale, I better hurry_ Remember that during any sale, shops still must make profits. If there is 70% off, think how expensive they...

How to Calculate Gemstone Weight ?

When it comes to buying online gem stones, one thing that should always be considered is its weight. However, one should never assume the weight of a gemstone by its size but take careful observations by following a complete method to calculate...

Bridal Evening Hair Pin Featured in Bride Wars

This particular Tacori bridal hair pin is a handmade delicate blue flower with a white center. The stone flower is created using faceted jade and looks a little like a “forget-me-not” flower. The five petals are blue jade surrounding a central...

Natural vs synthetic

Today we want to share with you some facts and info to help you understand the difference between natural and synthetic gemstones. Many people don’t realize that majority of the natural gemstones are treated in the lab after they are mined. If...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #8: Super Excited!

Super excited to share this with you guys! Raziela Designs to Participate in Luxury Pre-Event Celebrity Gift Lounge in Honor of the 2015 Primetime Emmy Nominees and Presenters We are pleased to announce Raziela Designs, in association with...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #10: It Keeps Getting Better

Received this email today, and I am over the moon! “Hi there, My name is Laura, and I am the editor of AllFreeJewelryMaking.com, a free resource for jewelry tutorials. You have already submitted this wonderful homemade jewelry project to our...