MY BLOG: Jewels & Gemstones
on the history of jewelry and gemstones
Clare Thanhauser has over fifteen years experience with gemstones and the jewelry industry, including a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). She entered the field in 2003 while pursuing her BFA at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Clare’s passion for gemstones and jewelry has only increased through the years, leading her to open her own store in Santa Fe: The MoonTree Boutique, which operated for many years.
Now a resident of Marietta GA, Clare continues to design and make gemstone jewelry, provide repair services, and deal in antique jewelry. Clare offers her skills as a Jeweler and Gemologist with a fully mobile gemological laboratory, which enables definitive identification of diamonds and colored gemstones.
Available services include:
* Custom Jewelry Design and Fabrication
* Jewelry Repair and Pearl Stringing
* Diamond Grading & Gemstone identification
for insurance and estate appraisal, as well as
general research and conservation of Antique Jewelry.
"Antique Jewelry and Natural Gemstones are my passion.
I have always been enchanted by the glittering stones, from deep within the earth, that we adorn ourselves with- and have throughout time. My love of the craftsmanship and history behind each piece led my into a career as both a jeweler and dealer in antique jewelry and accessories. I hope to share my knowledge, keen design eye and enthusiasm with you!"