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From the Studio: Gold-Capped Earrings

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Barbara Polinsky | 0 Comments

Many of my designs are inspired by the natural world. While I’ve created several pieces using elements directly cast from flowers, buds, twigs, and branches, I decided to go a different direction with these two pairs of earrings. Rather than directly casting budding flowers, these earrings feature stones that recall the delicate beginnings of a flower.

Pearl and Rhodite Garnet Earrings

From the Studio: Gold-Capped Earrings

These earrings were created with cultured pearls, rhodite garnets 18-karat ear wire, and 22-karat hand formed gold blossom caps.

Rose Quartz Earrings

These earrings feature rose quartz with 18-karat ear wires and 22-karat gold caps.

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Gold Legends and Fables: El Dorado and the Sweat of the Sun

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Many ancient cultures in present-day South America associated gold with the sun. The Incas, for example, described gold as “the sweat of the sun,” the sun being the most revered deity in their culture.

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Posted in gold, gold fables, gold legends, gold myths, incan gold

24 Karat Gold Facials—Are They Really Worth It?

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Pure gold foil is applied directly to freshly cleansed skin and is promised to improve skin's texture, tone, appearance, redness, dark spots, and hydration.......

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Posted in beauty treatments, gold, gold facials, gold masks, precious metals

How to Find the Best Metal for Your Skin Tone

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Mary Hood | 1 Comment

When it comes time to invest in an important piece of jewelry, you may want to consider which metal is the most flattering for your skin tone. Although types and colors of metal go in and out of fashion (rose gold is currently having a moment), for a lasting piece, you’ll appreciate having something that brings out the best in your skin—whatever the current trends are.

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Posted in gold, jewelry shopping, jewelry tips, rose gold, silver, skin tone, style tips

Holiday Cocktail Recipes: Edible Gold Leaf Champagne

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Looking for that special cocktail to wow your holiday party guests? Try the Golden Barbotage—a perfect choice for New Years Eve festivities. The Golden Barbotage is an adaptation of the classic Barbotage cocktail. Our version is simply dressed up with edible gold leaf

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Goldsmith Fables in Buddhism

Posted on November 05, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Of the precious metals, gold is accompanied by arguably the richest collection of fables and legends that span eras and world cultures.

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7 Ideas for Treasure Hunting and Mining Adventures

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Looking to try your hand at metal and gem mining? While gems and precious metals are mined across the world, the U.S. alone offers a plethora of gorgeous stones. See our destination picks for some of the most sought-after treasures. 

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