A Brief History of Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry

Posted on April 07, 2016 by Mary Hood | 1 Comment

The most prominent features of Navajo jewelry include turquoise, semi-precious stone, and sterling silver, a precious metal.

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5 Creative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Posted on February 06, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Whether you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with your friends, family, or significant, other, we've got you covered with creative gift ideas. Each selection comes from an earth-conscious brand with an eye for quality and beauty

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Trend Watch: Mixed Metals

Posted on February 04, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Stylish individuals combine pieces made with different metals for a “collected” look—a look that suggests the wearer has gathered several cool pieces over time.

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DIY Oxidized Silver Jewelry

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Oxidized silver is sterling silver that’s been purposely tarnished using a controlled method. While effective, chemical oxidation solutions like Silver Black, Black Max, Win-Ox, and Liver of Sulfur are hazardous and must be used with caution and appropriate, protective equipment. 
To save your kitchen from toxic fumes, we’ll explore a safer, simpler method of silver oxidation you can do with a hard-boiled egg and a little patience.

Why Oxidized Silver?

Oxidizing sterling silver emphasizes the details of the design and setting. This extra step gives an organic, natural look to a piece, and depending on the style of the jewelry, an oxidized finish can make it look rustic, antique, earthy, or even edgy. 

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