Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More Exciting Summertime Pieces from the Jetteam on Etsy

I've posted several blogs with lovely jewelry pieces from the very talented group of jewelry artisans on Etsy known as the Jewelry on Etsy team.  Here's yet another collection, this one featuring bright, colorful summer pieces from the team members.  Browse to your heart's content, and don't forget to visit their shops for many more exciting goodies.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Perky Peridot - August's Olivine Birthstone

Peridot and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Since I have an August birthday, I have a particular fondness for the lovely olivine green shade of the peridot gemstone, which is the primary birthstone for August. The vivid green touched with a shade of gold makes it perfect for a summer gemstone to coordinate with the lighter shades of clothing typically worn during those hot months.
The history of the peridot dates back as far as Egyptian jewelery from the early 2nd millennium B.C. The stones used at that time came from a deposit on a small volcanic island in the Red Sea, about 45 miles off the Egyptian coast at Aswan. The peridot is also a thoroughly modern gemstone, for it was not until a few years ago that peridot deposits were located in the Kashmir region; and the stones from those deposits, being of an incomparably beautiful color and transparency, have succeeded in giving a good polish to the image of this beautiful gemstone, which had lost its popularity in previous times. The ancient Romans were fond of this gemstone, largely because of its radiant green shine which does not change even in artificial light. For that reason they nicknamed it the "emerald of the evening". Peridot is also found in Europe in medieval churches, where it adorns many a treasure, for example one of the shrines in Cologne Cathedral. During the baroque period, the rich green gemstone once again enjoyed a brief heyday, and then it somehow faded into oblivion. The peridot is mentioned throughout the Bible, and early Christians considered it sacred. Today still, Catholic Bishops traditionally wear a ring of peridot and amethyst as a symbol of purity and morality. This gemstone has three names: "peridot", "chrysolite", from the Greek "gold stone", and "olivine", for the peridot is the gemstone form of the mineral olivine. In the gemstone trade it is called "peridot", from the Greek word "peridona", which means something like "to give richness". The peridot is one of the few gemstones which come in one color only. The rich, green color with the slight tinge of gold is caused by very fine traces of iron. From a chemical point of view, peridot is an iron magnesium silicate. The intensity of the color depends on the amount of iron actually present. The color itself can vary from shades of yellowish green and olive to a brownish green. Peridot is not particularly hard - only 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale - but it is easy to look after and fairly robust. Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should wear peridot. The person with too many earthly problems will not be able to understand the beauty of the peridot. The very spiritual can wear peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions. Peridot has been known to have healing effects on the gall bladder and liver.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The JETs (Jewelry on Etsy Team) Have Been Busy

The members of the Jewelry on Etsy Team are such a talented groups of jewelry designers and creators. Here is a page full of representative selections from their shops. Hope you'll visit and look around.

Monday, May 26, 2014

More SRAJD Member Beautiful Jewelry Selections from Etsy Shops

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Jetteam Goes Boho

The Jetteam is a team on Etsy whose team members design and create a wide variety of artfully crafted jewelry styles.  A hot trend for 2014 is the Bohemian style, which is well represented by this team of artisans. Here is a collection of some of those designs.  Click on any of the pictures and you will be taken to the entire group where you can see many more selections as well as visit individual Jetteam member shops.  Happy browsing!

Monday, May 12, 2014

SRAJD Jewelry Designs at Their Finest

I am proud to be a SRAJD member.  SRAJD stands for Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design, an International organization composed of jewelry designers who create and sell their own jewelry.  Purchasing from a SRAJD member means that you are buying directly from and supporting the artist.

The SRAJD members who sell on Etsy are featured in treasury entries of jewelry designs that have been included in treasuries by other Etsians.  Here are a few of the designs.  I hope you will browse through the entries and enjoy them.  Then visit the shops represented here and see what else the artists have to offer in their jewelry selections.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

I created a slide show of some of my summer jewelry pieces.  I invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show, then visit my shop on Etsy to see these and many, many more lovely jewelry selections.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Destination: Beach

As May draws near and thoughts began to turn toward summer and its fun activities, one activity that almost everyone enjoys is a trip to the beach. So to help swing your thoughts and mood in that direction, I have curated a treasury full of wonderful "beachy" items from many talented artisans and sellers on Etsy. Please take the time to visit this treasury, leave a comment or two, and look over some of the featured items.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jetteam Members Have Necklaces, Too!

Necklaces curated by Jewelry on Etsy Team on Etsy
Different lengths, different textures, different colors, different styles. That's what makes the Jetteam so amazing. We have diversity and we can help you find just the right necklace for the right occasion. Here's a link to even more:

Jetteam Members Have Bracelets Galore!

Bracelets curated by Jewelry on Etsy Team on Etsy

Like bracelets?  The Jetteam has 'em.  Plenty of bracelets in all designs, styles, colors, and sizes to choose from.  You can see a nice collection of bracelets here:

Mother's Day Gift Ideas from the Jetteam

Mothers Day curated by Jewelry on Etsy Team on Etsy
No matter what lady in your life you are shopping for this Mother's Day, the Jetteam has a wide variety of gift ideas that will give you plenty of ideas to choose from in all price ranges. You can see all the Mother's Day gift suggestions here:

Jetteam Team Page is Live With Plenty of Goodies

The Jewelry on Etsy Team (Jetteam) has a wonderful collection of pieces from its members curated into fabulous sections that highlight various colors, styles, special occasions, and types of jewelry all created by the amazing Jets.  This first collection showcases pieces in beautiful blues.  It can be seen in its entirety at this link: