Topaz

November’s Birthstone

Natural Blue Topaz via TheWhimsicalOffshoot
November birthdays are often associated with topaz–a mystifying gemstone that represents love, affection and good energy. Topaz’s many positive qualities along with its undeniable beauty as a polished stone or in a raw state make it a coveted gem for many jewelry makers and crystal collectors. Ready to dive deeper into the world of topaz? Keep scrolling for more! Continue reading “November’s Birthstone”

Opal

October’s Birthstone

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The month of October gives us many reasons to celebrate–Bead Fest Tacoma, Halloween, pumpkin spice everything and the arrival of sweater weather–making us savor every second of this month! And as if we didn’t have enough reasons to love October, we just found another one. We’re obsessing over this month’s birthstone–the elusive, mysterious opal! Continue reading “October’s Birthstone”

Sapphire

September’s Birthstone

Sapphire-inspired lampwork headpin by Tacoma 2017 exhibitor Lara Lutrick
After a fun-filled long weekend, and with Fall just around the corner (and Bead Fest Tacoma!), we’re ready to talk about our appreciation and love for September’s gorgeous birthstone–sapphire! Continue reading “September’s Birthstone”

Read up on Peridot

August’s Birthstone

Peridot chip gemstones | Dakota Stones, exhibiting at Bead Fest Tacoma
Before we jump into August’s birthstone post (which we’re so excited to chat about!), let’s all take a moment to reflect on the FUN we had last week at Bead Fest Philadelphia! We made so many new friends, and our inspiration wheels are tuned up and turning better than ever. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and a huge thanks to our friends cheering us on from home! Continue reading “August’s Birthstone”