Each design is One of a kind
Each necklace, ring, bracelet or earrings I make is the only one like it in the world! Due to the unique nature of the crystals and gemstone beads, and my ever evolving creative curiosity, I never mass produce or outsource manufacturing. I create every single unique design in my studio in Marietta, Georgia.
Handmade with Natural Gemstones
Every piece of jewelry I create features the finest natural gemstones that I've hand selected for their
beauty and quality. I have been fascinated with gems since childhood, and have devoted the last 20 years to studying them and creating jewelry that showcases their natural splendor. I am a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and a passionate fanatic of all of nature's glittering jewels.
What is a Gemologist?
Gemology is a science dealing specifically with the gemstones and minerals used in jewelry. Employing a variety of specialized equipment and tests, measurements can be taken which definitively identify the material in question. Instruments such as a microscope, refractometer, spectrometer and polariscope can be used to prove what a gemstone is, and rule out stimulants and synthetics. Becoming a Gemologist requires going to school at an internationally recognized institution like GIA. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is an independent, nonprofit organization that conducts research, educates gem professionals and sets the standards for determining quality standards.
Being able to correctly identify natural gemstones is crucial in the jewelry business today, which is sadly awash with incorrectly labeled items and innumerable misleading enhancements. Imitation stones are things like glass, plastic or other dyed substitutions that attempt to achieve the same desired look of a more valuable gemstone.
You can shop with me knowing that bead, gem and crystal I incorporate in my jewelry designs are genuine, and that my descriptions are accurate. There is just something extra special about natural gemstones which cannot be duplicated!
REASONS TO FEEL GREAT SHOPPING WITH US
Carbon-Offset Shipping and Recycled Packaging: Delivering a world of good
I believe that there are many ways, both large and small, to make our impact on the planet less harmful. When you buy one of my pieces the befits are many- including the fact that i use entirely recycled shipping supplies & boxes. Additionally, all sales through Etsy contribute proportional funds to verified emissions reduction projects through partners such as 3Degrees. These investments support environmental projects, such as protecting forests that improve air quality and absorb carbon, sponsoring wind and solar farms that generate clean energy and replace fossil fuels. See Etsy for more details on the program.
Etsy is the first major online shopping destination to offset 100% of carbon emissions from shipping and packaging.
Shop small, Support the community
Supporting small businesses are a vital way to keep commerce unique and communities flourishing. Entrepreneurship & creativity rely on customers who recognize all the added value of "shopping small"- and all the love and personal touches of handmade jewelry.