April 6, 2019

As I moved into finishing the third collection in the Extraordinary Women Series: Women of Lost Fame, I came to a revelation about all these women that almost seemed like an awakening to me. Doh-why didn't I make this connection earlier? Epiphanies are not light switche...

January 17, 2019

I search daily for Extraordinary Women, whose stories I share with you through what I know, jewelry design. The 2019 Extraordinary Women collection will debut April 18th and is dedicated to women who did not get the credit they deserve for their life’s work. Women of L...

November 9, 2018

Without intentionally trying, I’ve been collecting stories for 35 years. I never went looking for them, they just seemed to unfold around me and all it took was for me to notice. 

Some of the tales were subtle and ongoing; like watching the children of my long-time clie...

September 28, 2018

Our gem events have been one of the most longstanding and  anticipated events we have at the shop. I want to tell you just a bit about my two favorites and tempt you to join us at one or both!!


Every three months, we host a Gemstone Roundtable that highlights the work...

September 4, 2018

LOST FAME-to not be recognized for ones accomplishments

A woman’s fame is lost so often that its become a ‘thing’ or a syndrome that has a name, its called The Matilda Effect. More on that later....

I won’t name names but one of my ex’s used to call getting bested by a w...

August 3, 2018

On Thursday and Friday, August 9th and 10th, we will host our friend and talented gem designer and cutter, Richard Homer, for another of his popular Gemstone Roundtables. Richard has long been one of my very favorite faceters. I have many of his stones in my personal c...

June 26, 2018

Emma Lazarus is one of 6 women whose extraordinary life stories I tell through what I know, jewelry design. My 2018 collection in the Extraordinary Women Series : Women of Freedom, illustrates their contributions to FREEDOM. Celebrated or controversial, these women mad...

June 1, 2018

Lucky June Birthdays!  Its only one of two months that has THREE birthstones associated with it. If you were born in the 6th month of the year, you get to choose from Alexandrite, Moonstone or Pearl.  And....I see no reason why you should not have all three!

I’ve b...

May 4, 2018

When I chose FREEDOM as the common thread to connect the 6 women who’s stories I would tell through jewelry design for the 2017 Extraordinary Women Series, I had no idea how difficult it would be to actually understand what would be the defining quality. To clarify this-i...

March 30, 2018

I am free to be Authentic and free to be Educated. I am free to be Truthful, Outspoken, Courageous and Equal. I am free to be a Discoverer of New Things and a Leader of People.

My Extraordinary Women Series began in 2016 with Women of the Goldrush. I was totally captiva...

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