A Buying Guide for Pearls

Cultured pearls offer classic luster and are available in a wide range of colors, sizes and drill types. Read this article to learn about this coveted queen of gems. Types of Pearls Akoya Cultured Saltwater Pearls Cultured in salt water, primarily in the seas off the coasts of Japan and China, Akoya pearls are cultured […]

Caring for your Gold Jewelry

You may not realize it, but many of your everyday activities can damage your gold jewelry. Buildup from soaps and lotions, acid from citrus fruits and other foods, salt and oils from your sweat, and chemicals in everything from pools to cleaning products can all negatively affect gold’s finish and natural beauty. The best way […]

Pearls – June’s Birthstone

Pearl is the birthstone for June and the gem of the third and thirtieth anniversaries. Perhaps the best-loved gems of all time, pearls—natural and cultured—occur in a wide variety of colors. The most familiar are white and cream, but the palette of colors extends to every hue. Natural pearls form around a microscopic irritant in […]

May’s Birthstone – Emeralds

What is Emerald? Before we begin our global travels to find the sources of the May birthstone, it helps to know that emerald is a bluish-green to green variety of the mineral beryl, which ranks 7 ½ to 8 on the Mohs Scale. Traces of the elements chromium or vanadium give rise to emerald’s enviable color. It […]

How to Purchase a Diamond Engagement Ring?

Know what you want to spend. You will be confronted with a dizzying array of choices when it comes to engagement rings. Have a price range in mind. Going in with fairly specific parameters will help your jeweler find the right engagement ring to fit your budget. What kind of jewelry does she already wear? Is she […]

The Many Shapes of a Diamond

  ROUND BRILLIANT DIAMOND The round brilliant diamond is by far the most popular diamond shape. Perhaps this is because the round brilliant diamond has the most sparkle of any of the shapes. The round diamond is often perceived to have a ‘classic’ style that complements almost any style of setting that it accompanies. PRINCESS […]

Farm Life

Goats, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Birds, Horses, Dogs, Tractors..etc.. I love them ALL! It’s so magical and inspirational to have a studio (about half the year) surrounded by neighboring farmland in Hawaii! During my breaks and evenings, you can find me taking a troll to admire my neighbors or playing with one of these critters– They […]

The Colors of Life…

There is always time to take in a sunrise or sunset. It’s amazing how they can rejuvenate the soul. Each unique and special– Never the same and will always amaze. They are my muse..inspiring me with their CRAZY color combinations…or Subtle color combinations…teaching me how to capture a mood. Make the time…for you…enjoy Mother Nature’s […]


Welcome to my blog! I’ll try to let you know what inspires me…How to style your jewelry…The energy put forth in a gem…Life’s Lessons…Anything the moves an artist! …and so here it goes… Tourmaline – I LOVE this gorgeous GEM! It comes in almost all the colors- Yellow, Green, Pink, Red, Blue, Black…Watermelon, my favorite! Black Tourmaline […]