Kyanite – a Little Known Treasure of a Gem

By |June 3rd, 2014|

In a recent presentation to the Illinois-Indiana Alumni Chapter of the Gemological Institute of America, author and GIA graduate gemologist, Renee Newman, discussed the increased popularity and use of “exotic” gemstones by many of today’s jewelry designers and artists.

But what makes a gemstone exotic? According to Newman, who surveyed a number of people from […]

Welcome to My New Website

By |April 14th, 2014|

I am excited to launch, my new website, which better showcases my creations. As always, websites are a work in progress. This is only stage one. Stage two will feature a small online shop where you can purchase a small selection of my designs directly from the site. However, since most of my […]