Posted on April 28, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 CommentsAlthough the nature of gifts has evolved since women were presented with silver and gold garlands, the sentiments underlying these celebrations remain.
Posted on November 12, 2015 by Mary Hood | 1 CommentFrom ancient days to the present, both topaz and citrine have been credited with long lists of healing properties. Not to mention, their glowing colors serve as a perfect accent to any fall color palette!
Posted on July 16, 2015 by Mary Hood | 1 CommentWho doesn’t want to show off their favorite necklace or ring while traveling? The following tips will show you how to keep your jewelry safe and organized whether you’re jet setting to Paris or road tripping to Grandma’s.
Posted on July 09, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 CommentsWhen cut correctly, the heart-shaped diamond is almost as brilliant as a round-cut diamond (the most brilliant shape for a diamond).
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.
Posted on June 25, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 CommentsHand-carved cameos are guaranteed to be unique since no shell or piece of agate is alike. The artist determines the best place to feature the carving by studying the layers and threads of color in the raw material. The design is outlined in pencil, carefully carved, and then polished. Since the process requires immense control and skill, cameos artists who follow traditional techniques are few and far between.
Posted on May 28, 2015 by Mary Hood | 1 CommentIt’s true—some DIY projects look phenomenal, but many of them can instill fear in even the craftiest among us. So many steps! We promise that you don’t need a master's of fine arts to nail this one-minute project. (Yes, you can accomplish this in about a minute!)