ClidastesStones

Bohemian Jewelry - Made with Rare and Unique Gemstones

Loveland, Ohio · 124 Sales

ClidastesStones

Bohemian Jewelry - Made with Rare and Unique Gemstones

Loveland, Ohio 124 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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In the wake of hurricane Harvey, many people were devastated and left homeless. Some, despairingly, had to leave their beloved pets behind when they were rescued. These pets are lost, confused and scared. Rescue organizations around the country are mobilizing to help these pets. Read my blog at http://rubymountain5rocks.blogspot.com for more details. Silver Linings of Ohio (on Facebook) is a rescue organizations who has teamed up with other Ohio rescues to bring pets from shelters and rescues to Ohio in order to open the shelters for lost pets to have a temporary home. Meanwhile Best Friends Animal Society https://bestfriends.org/hurricaneharvey) is housing lost pets and working to find their families. If you can, please consider fostering or donating to an organization to help these pets. I will be donating 15% of my sales from both Clidastes Stones and Ruby Mountain5 Rocks (www.rubymountain5rocks.com) to help Silver Linings of Ohio.

Visit my clearance sale prices. I am making way for all an all new product line!

Return policy: I will gladly take returns or exchanges on stock items, minus shipping costs, for any reason. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs. Items must be returned in original condition. Any loss of value will be deducted from the return. I am a small business and custom orders take time and special materials. Due to the nature of custom items, these will not be accepted for return.

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Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

NOW FREE SHIPPING in the United States. Small additional cost outside the US.

Coming soon! My new Earth Spirit signature line! Be the first to find out about this new product line, and receive an instant coupon code to use NOW!
http://eepurl.com/c2ALE9

In the wake of hurricane Harvey, many people were devastated and left homeless. Some, despairingly, had to leave their beloved pets behind when they were rescued. These pets are lost, confused and scared. Rescue organizations around the country are mobilizing to help these pets. Read my blog at http://rubymountain5rocks.blogspot.com for more details. Silver Linings of Ohio (on Facebook) is a rescue organizations who has teamed up with other Ohio rescues to bring pets from shelters and rescues to Ohio in order to open the shelters for lost pets to have a temporary home. Meanwhile Best Friends Animal Society https://bestfriends.org/hurricaneharvey) is housing lost pets and working to find their families. If you can, please consider fostering or donating to an organization to help these pets. I will be donating 15% of my sales from both Clidastes Stones and Ruby Mountain5 Rocks (www.rubymountain5rocks.com) to help Silver Linings of Ohio.

Visit my clearance sale prices. I am making way for all an all new product line!

Return policy: I will gladly take returns or exchanges on stock items, minus shipping costs, for any reason. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs. Items must be returned in original condition. Any loss of value will be deducted from the return. I am a small business and custom orders take time and special materials. Due to the nature of custom items, these will not be accepted for return.

Follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clidastes_stones/
and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ClidastesStones

Janet Bertog

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Janet Bertog

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I added some new, unique designer cabochons to my collection. This is a rare, new gemstone impactite from Gardnos, Norway. An impactite is a stone created during the impact of a meteorite. This impactite has micro-diamonds in it.
My baby Reddie took a turn for the worse this weekend with his degenerative myelopathy and has become more clumsy, falling down stairs. Reddie is my reason for selling, to support his vet costs in this terrible disease.
Twenty simple but elegant dangle charms were added to my shop today. These charms can be worn as a necklace, on a key chain, a zipper pull, on a pet collar… the possibilities are endless! Only $5 or upgrade to a metal chain necklace.
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About

My obsession with stones - and helping a dog in need

As a geologist, I of course love stones. I often look for stones with unique shape to them and have long wondered what to do with them. When I first began my business, I had recently (re)discovered suiseki and made some for friends and family. I enjoyed making them and just kept making them. I was also given a gift of a wire wrapped stone from one of our field trips by one of my students. At Christmas, we were trying to find gifts for people we didn't know very well and I realized - wire wrapped pendants are a lovely gift. I made the ones for the gifts, and then became obsessed with those as well. I love the opportunity to make and share my stones with others.

More recently, I have become very interested in stone crafting jewelry supplies out of material I have collected or acquired, including cabochons. I have also begun sharing my mineral collections.

I decided to start selling my artwork as a way to raise awareness and money to help pay for my dog's treatments for degenerative myelopathy, a progressive debilitating condition that is very much like ALS in humans. I rescued Reddie almost two years ago as an older "unadoptable" dog. About a month later I learned he had degenerative myelopathy. For now I am working to support my dog, but the time will come when he will succumb to this terrible disease (average life span after diagnosis is 1-3 years). However, a portion of my proceeds also goes to the local SPCA to help other dogs find a home. When the time comes that Reddie is no longer with me I plan to team up with a foundation who is doing research to cure this disease through gene therapy. Did you know that this same research can some day also help people with ALS (Lou Gerig's disease)? I hope to be a part of helping to make that happen.

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  • Janet

    Owner, Creator

    This is a part time hobby that I recently started. I work full time as a professor of geology. Most of the stones I use in my work I have collected during field trips with my classes from around the country.

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