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Born in wartime Beirut, grew up in south Detroit, and learned life lessons in Chicago... now I live between quartz and the stars in an 1890's farmhouse nestled in the cornfields of Indiana with husband Nathan and daughter Lulu Pearl. I have always admired beauty in various forms and spent many years documenting it through photography. It was five years ago that I started my journey into creating it in the form of gemstone jewelry. My jewelry is primarily one of a kind or produced in limited quantities. Each element is hand selected for its luster and interest, then handcrafted with love and care. I mainly work with various forms of quartz such as jade, amethyst, turquoise, pyrite, onyx, drusy and chalcedony. I hand forge many of my components and set stones using silver-smithing techniques. I love to showcase each stone's organic beauty through my art and I feel great joy to know that my jewelry helps women feel more beautiful on a…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 30
  • Joined May 21, 2009

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quartz in all forms, agate, turquoise, onyx, amethyst, quartz, jade, drusy, pyrite, chalcedony, vintage chain, sterling silver, brass

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About

Born in wartime Beirut, grew up in south Detroit, and learned life lessons in Chicago... now I live between quartz and the stars in an 1890's farmhouse nestled in the cornfields of Indiana with husband Nathan and daughter Lulu Pearl. I have always admired beauty in various forms and spent many years documenting it through photography. It was five years ago that I started my journey into creating it in the form of gemstone jewelry. My jewelry is primarily one of a kind or produced in limited quantities. Each element is hand selected for its luster and interest, then handcrafted with love and care. I mainly work with various forms of quartz such as jade, amethyst, turquoise, pyrite, onyx, drusy and chalcedony. I hand forge many of my components and set stones using silver-smithing techniques. I love to showcase each stone's organic beauty through my art and I feel great joy to know that my jewelry helps women feel more beautiful on a daily basis.

Every gemstone, crystal, finding, trinket or chain I use is hand selected by me. I strive to shop locally and recycle or repurpose as many items as I can. I take all of my photographs in natural light so the colors of my pieces hold true. Every piece has its own unique photographs as every piece is one of a kind.

Facebook: facebook.com/ranasalamejewelry
Blog: ranasalame.blogspot.com
Photography Website: ranasalame.com
Twitter: @ranasalame

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