Bead Day

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cheyenne Beaded Saddle & Sash w Beaded Saddle Cover
A superb example of American Indian horse regalia. Circa 1960s.

#jewelleryfacts365 181/365 Gem fact

Ancient references to topaz actually seem to be referring to a greenish stone, most likely peridot, or chrysolite. Conversely, topaz was known as chrysolite, which literally means “golden stone.”

Green topaz

Jewellery photography. Rings

Friday, July 29, 2016

#jewelleryfacts365 180/365 Sapphire facts

Sapphire was first created synthetically in 1902 and is hard to distinguish from natural sapphires except by gemologists. Lab grown sapphires range in price and smaller stones are frequently used in less expensive jewelry.

Lab grown sapphire crystals (this is easy to tell while they are uncut!)

Jewellery masterpieces

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mikimoto pearl necklace

#jewelleryfacts365 179/365 Sapphire facts

Star sapphires usually have six ray stars, but twelve ray stars are also known.

12-Ray Star Sapphire

Throwback Thursday

Great Ocean Road, Australia, 2011


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Four naturally occuring mineral crystals together. Rhodochrosite, Quartz, Pyrite, Galena from Colorado by John Betts. (From the famous, now gone, Sweet Home Mine)

#jewelleryfacts365 178/365 Pearl fact

In China, pearls were thought to be raindrops swallowed by oysters. The Chinese associated dragons and pearls together, since they believed dragons fighting in the clouds caused pearls to drop from the sky in the form of rain.

Silver maple leaf necklace with a pink pearl drop

Beautiful nature

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