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Everything in my shop is designed and made by me. I'm a mother of 2 grown daughters and grandmother 2 adorable grandsons. I was born and raised on the East Coast on Long Island Sound and migrated 10 years ago to the Southern comfort of Atlanta , Ga.

I have had a love affair with colored gemstones all my life and have found that down through-out history I am in good company. Since the dawn of civilization humans have been drawn to the mystical properties of these colored stones and have wanted them close to their bodies.......that is how the creation of jewelry came into being.

The creation of adorning ones-self with the power that was attributed to gemstones and the precious metals that bind them together. Whatever your road of belief in these things, their beauty is undeniable…

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  • Born on July 8
  • Joined August 9, 2010

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People, Life and rocks

About

Welcome!

Everything in my shop is designed and made by me. I'm a mother of 2 grown daughters and grandmother 2 adorable grandsons. I was born and raised on the East Coast on Long Island Sound and migrated 10 years ago to the Southern comfort of Atlanta , Ga.

I have had a love affair with colored gemstones all my life and have found that down through-out history I am in good company. Since the dawn of civilization humans have been drawn to the mystical properties of these colored stones and have wanted them close to their bodies.......that is how the creation of jewelry came into being.

The creation of adorning ones-self with the power that was attributed to gemstones and the precious metals that bind them together. Whatever your road of belief in these things, their beauty is undeniable.

.As a little girl I would quite occupy my time "on the rock pile" taking a larger stone to pound and split apart smaller ones, finding the treasures hiding inside. I was mesmerized by the difference between the inside and outside of these rocks and had a special box in my room where I would slowly turn them over contemplating their inner glittering beauty. I was always fascinated with that beauty hiding inside rather ordinary and dull looking rocks.

I hadn't realized until I was a bit older that the saying "beauty is only skin deep" was a perfect visualization of my cherished rock pile. As a child, inherently I knew that rocks and people were the same....that the outside and inside can be quite different.

So I started out young by collecting the different rocks from all over the world, and learned about their histories, uses, mythology and geological formations. As I grew older I found out that these beauties were made into jewelry and happily indulged in a rather splendid collection of "the insides"......and was happier still that I was able to learn the skills to create my own gemstone jewelry.

The culmination of my creations offered to you has taken many, many years of education, design work and being able to find and afford everything it takes to put together the selection of gemstones in my shop that I am able to offer to you.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and taking an interest in my little part of the world. I truly LOVE what I do and making people happy, and at 60 I am able to to this full time.......yes, I finally grew up to what I wanted to be:)

My other Etsy Shops are:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CollegeProSports
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bffgifts






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