Featured Gemstone For December. Chlorite In Quartz
Chlorite is a rich rust color argile that can be found within clear quartz in certain countries such as Nepal and Brazil. Gazing into a chlorite quartz often reveals scenes of natural landscapes such as rolling hill sides, soft foliage and flourishing bushes. In this ring I have bezel set a fantastic Chlorite Quartz cabochon into oxidized sterling. This piece was completely hand fabricated. The triangular shank was hand carved to insure a comfortable fit. The entire ring wa
This month's featured gem. The Spiny Oyster.
The spiny oyster, otherwise known as spondylus, is a large family of mollusks. They are sometimes also known as thorny oysters or spondylids. Despite its name, these creatures are not true oysters and are more closely related to scallops. Of all the many varieties that are found in the seas of the world, two significant variations are found off the Pacific coast. Both are harvested for their shells for use in jewelry and lapidary purposes and are typically used in Native Amer