As we head into summer, I wanted to touch on one of my favorite symbols, the dragonfly. I use the dragonfly throughout my jewelry because the dragonfly is more than just a beautiful creature; she embodies the strength of the female spirit. In Asia, the dragonfly is associated with rebirth and summer! The Chinese character for dragonfly includes the character “wind” at its center and the wind is thought to bring about the birth of new life. From this come the Asian associations of prosperity…

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Morganite, a very rare pink form of beryl, is as fresh as a spring rain and it is the perfect alternative exotic gem for an engagement ring. Like a lovely woman, or a newly opened flower, this stone is a mixture of strength and delicate beauty. While I was at the Tucson show, I was able to find morganite that just inspired me to come home and think about all the reasons I love to work with this gemstone and incorporate it into my designs.…

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As I’m getting ready to leave for the Tucson Gem show, I thought I should write a few words to share with you my true feelings about my visits to the Tucson Gem and Minerals Show. Well, it’s my favorite show! This is saying a lot since I absolutely hate to choose a favorite in anything because I believe in always keeping my options open. But, like I said…this is my favorite! Let me share with you why I love this show so much. Tucson…

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Hey guys, First blog! Writing today from sunny San Diego. I have been working for a while on setting up the blog, finding relevant things to post about, and to be honest… figuring out the technical side of things (unlike my children, computers are not necessarily my strong suit!). I am so excited to begin this journey and share little bits of my life, whether it’s my personal life or my professional life, with all of you. Like I said, this blog is a “first”…

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