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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 and our daughter. 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 beauty, 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…

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

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quartz, agate, turquoise, onyx, amethyst, 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 and our daughter. 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 beauty, 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 people feel more beautiful on a daily basis.

I strive to shop locally and recycle or repurpose as many items as I can. I am currently the head of all departments for my business. I love what I do and I hope you love it too.

Follow my story on Instagram: @ranasalame

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