Are you wanting to add a burst of color and elegance to your home? If so, you may want to consider exploring beaded home décor. Beads are an ideal option for transforming any room from ordinary to extraordinary. So, whether you are redecorating an entire room or simply looking for that extra special piece to serve […]
Onyx gets its name from the Greek word for fingernail, onux. Legend states Eros mischievously cut the fingernails of Aphrodite while she slept, and since her clippings were heavenly in origin, the gods turned them into onyx.
Green onyx is one of the variations of onyx stone and is often mistaken for jade. Onyx is […]
Twenty years ago autism was a mysterious and relatively unknown disorder. It affected 1 in 5,000 children. Today, people have a much better understanding of autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children, in the United States has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
With the increase […]
Vermeil is 925 sterling silver that has been gold-plated. It is also known as silver gilt. In fact, vermeil is the French term for silver-gilded.
Three factors determine whether something is vermeil. They have the purity and thickness of the gold and the type of base metal. Vermeil jewelry has a sterling silver base, and the […]
If you’re looking for a new bead for your latest jewelry or beading project, then look no further than the Ethiopian opal bead. With its vivid colors and unique pattern formations, there are many reasons why you need to invest in Ethiopian opal beads.
But first, here’s a little bit of history.
How is opal formed?
The opal […]
Fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s time to bring out your fall wardrobe: scarves, boots, bulky sweaters, leggings, jeans, and long sleeves. And, what is fall clothing without a few accessories? Moss aquamarine beads are the perfect addition to your fall fashion […]
The holiday season means there are plenty of opportunities to look fabulous. A head-turning holiday outfit should be glamorous but timeless, sophisticated but unique, classic but with a sparkle. And that means one thing: black spinel beads. From the Greek word for spark, this stone is sure to make you sparkle in a room, and […]
The holidays are almost here, and that means your calendar will soon fill up with seasonal parties and family gatherings. Many of these affairs are formal social events, and you will need to accessorize appropriately. This is the perfect time to pull that fancy dress out of your closet, throw on some heels, and wow […]
Semiprecious gems have enchanted us for years, but there are certain kinds that compel us more than others. Case in point—the ruby.
With its deep, clear color, and passionate hue, the ruby has cast its spell over jewelry lovers the world over for thousands of years. Its color has come to represent many different things, and, […]
Rainbow moonstone, also known as white Labradorite, is a type of stone that is used to connect with the crown chakra, sacral chakra, and third eye chakra. This stone’s most recognizable and defining feature is its color. The color is typically white with a bluish shimmer or, in rare cases, it can also have an […]