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Tucson's Gem Wonderland

Tucson's Gem Wonderland

Astonishing new finds at Tucson gem shows this year.
Di Sua Mano: By his hand: Michelangelo and his early works

Di Sua Mano: By his hand: Michelangelo and his early works

  The Italians call him "Il Divino" for good reason. A recent show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City offered an astounding look i...
The Glory of Fire Opals

The Glory of Fire Opals

Seeing Red    Many of you already love colored gems but for those who are unfamiliar with Nature's gem bounty,  I introduce the Fire Opal. This ...
A Swoosh of Natural, Colored Diamonds

A Swoosh of Natural, Colored Diamonds

This pendant is what happens when four carats of natural, colored diamonds tell you they want to spend forever in the same place. This palette incl...
Native American Jewelry Masters: Jessie Monongye

Native American Jewelry Masters: Jessie Monongye

Another Native American jewelry maker and  stone master is Jessie Monongye, a Navajo-Hopi artist whose name means "green lizard." He is clearly th...
Native American Jewelry Masters: Charles Loloma

Native American Jewelry Masters: Charles Loloma

When I come across a master in any art form, I like to share it with you. One of my ultimate goals is to explore the concept of creativity and dif...
Tura Mali: Stone of Mixed Colors

Tura Mali: Stone of Mixed Colors

Tura Mali: Stone of Mixed Colors Near and Far: Where we find it Many areas in the world have tourmaline deposits including the United States, Rus...
Rough to Refined

Rough to Refined

  By now you know  of my love affair with gemstones of all hues. For your consideration here, I present a crystal landscape (shown at right,) taken...
Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

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Ferris Wheel: Designer Life

Ferris Wheel: Designer Life

Finding the elegant patterns in the course of daily life nourishes my psyche and translates into my work.