Serpent Jewelry

Serpent Jewelry

You may love serpents or hate them and find them downright scary but decorated forms of this creature were commonplace in antiquity and continue to play a reoccurring role in art today. So what is our fascination with the slithery snake?

Serpents (or snakes) are one of the oldest celebrated symbols, widely seen in sculptures, architectural features and my personal favorite, jewelry motifs. Perhaps its movement lends itself well to jewelry, allowing bracelets, rings and necklaces to be wrapped or coiled in an organic flowing design.

Roman …

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Montana Sapphires Part Two

Montana Sapphires Part Two

After six months of anticipation, I am now the proud of owner of 11 stunning Montana Sapphires. You may have read the first part of this story back in April. Since it’s been many months, let me catch you up.

At the end of March I ordered a “Mega Jug” of sapphire gravel from Gem Mountain in Montana. I sifted through the 9 lbs of gravel using a homemade sieve and make-shift water trough, eventually uncovering over 160 carats of rough sapphire gemstones. I returned the …

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Women’s Jewelry Association

Women’s Jewelry Association

Born from a small group of women with the idea that women networking with each other could change the world. How amazing does this sound?

I have been a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), off and on during my tenure in the jewelry industry. Previously as a member of the WJA – Los Angeles chapter while living in southern California and most recently on the board of directors for the WJA – Seattle Chapter.

“The founders of the Women’s Jewelry Association also believed women could act as …

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