Native Copper Nuggets
Native copper nuggets is simply a term to describe raw copper--just nuggets of the metal. These haven't been processed, melted, or used--at least to my own knowledge. Copper, which was...Read more
Morganite, A Gemstone Of Love and Compassion.
Morganite, pictured above with a black spinel gemstone, is a fascinating gemstone that is the sister gem to emerald, aquamarine, heliodor, and bixbite. Morganite is a transparent peachy-pinkish variety of...Read more
Rose Quartz Is The Love Stone--Here's Why.
Rose quartz is known as the stone of love and has its history rooted deep in the matters of the heart. GIA notes that beads made from this gem dating...Read more
Giveaway: Hyalite Opal Pendant.
I am having a special Valentine's Day Giveaway! I'm giving away this lovely Hyalite opal pendant that I wrapped in copper. Hyalite is a rare opal that has very small...Read more
Opals and Opal Doublets
I follow a gemologist on TikTok and his video is the inspiration behind this post. In the video, he explains the difference between an opal and an opal doublet. I've...Read more
This is a roundup of some of my jewelry pieces that are fluorescent. They glow under a UV light. In the photos and videos, I am using the Gemtek Nitecore...Read more
Video: Looking at Fluorite under UV light.
Fluorite is a popular mineral made from calcium and fluorine and comes in many pretty colors--often banded like agates. The gems in this video are a green fluorite mushroom and...Read more