Posts Tagged ‘opals’

Around The World In An Hour

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

After developing my photos from our recent trip to Tucson, I realized how many countries we had visited in a single afternoon! The South American tent took us to Peru.

The Madagascar tent showed us interesting fossils and the most beautiful LabradoriteĀ 

And yes, we went to Africa and Australia as well.

Not only do we have the opportunity to see the latest cuts or colors of beautiful gemstones, like these faceted opals from one of our favorite suppliers to Jewelry Television,

but we come to appreciate the laborious process of searching for these treasures.

You may tune in to a shopping channel and feel like you see an abundance of beautiful baubles. But from this perspective, we’re reminded that it takes many months (in some cases, years) to mine and sort them; cut and polish them; design and set themĀ 

into magnificent pieces of wearable art.

The annual Tucson Show is not the end of the journey… it’s just the beginning. But, it IS the culmination of a lot of hard work!

Styling Your Full Potential ~

Judy

OPALicious!

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Not just ANY opal… Ethiopian Opal. From a mine dating back over 4000 years, the Ethiopian opal is FINALLY coming into its own. Thought to be unsuitable for jewelry up until a mere 2 1/2 years ago, the Ethiopian opal is proving, instead, to be the stone of choice for more than just October babies.

Its ‘play of color’ and stabilization have made it the go-to stone for designers, and the recent increase in price is a testament to its new-found popularity. Here are 3 good (affordable) examples from my new “Stratify” line on JTV. Opal with Pink Tourmaline, Opal with Chrome Diopside and Opal with Tanzanite. Click on any of the images for greater detail. Happy Shopping!

Styling Your Full Potential

~ Judy