The Enthusiast

Throughout history pearls denoted authority and political power. Chinese historians first wrote about pearls about 2206 BC. Around 500 BC Chinese royalty embellished themselves with both whole gems and crushed pearl powder (for makeup).  Pearls festooned wardrobes, such as clothing...
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Let’s start with a little quiz to clarify your considerations when you consider buying jewelry. There are no right or wrong answers. Do you consider buying a piece of jewelry when it: tickles your emotions? Does your heart pound? Does...
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Before October ends and in time for Halloween, here is a riff on the gem: opal. Opal is one of two birthstones for October (tourmaline being the other). Memorializing your birth month with a gem is rooted in many cultures....
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Are Necklaces Possessed? Yes! A few beautiful rebels beg for a toast with at least two martinis, and I’m the one on the team who drinks. If you peek into our workshop while creation happens, the conversations might surprise you. ...
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