From Norway to L.A., via Toronto

Gemstones, Jewelry, Rings

A few days ago, I thought something had gone wrong on the Etsy site because the number of “favorites” my shop and pieces in my shop were getting all of a sudden was going crazy. I finally figured out that a treasury one of my rings had been included in had made it to Etsy’s front page. Thousands of views and nearly 800 favorites later (my typical number of favorites in a day is more like 10-40), the ring in question had sold and the rest was history. Views and favorites continue to be high, which is great, and I wait in anticipation of my next front page! It was so exciting!!! Here’s the famous ring – an aqua blue, rose-cut square chalcedony from wonderful Fabbydabby Stones in Norway. It’s headed to L.A. Bon voyage!

A chalcedony day

Gemstones, Jewelry, Rings

I’ve shifted from fall colored stones to the palest ones today, for some reason. Maybe it’s this incredibly sunny day! Anyway, here are two rings I’ve finished with chalcedony – one a pale pink smooth, square cabochon, the other a square aqua faceted one. Both lovely in different ways. I love rose-cut stones, like the aqua one. Which do you prefer, smooth or faceted?