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”


Pearl

June’s Birthstone

Keishi Fresh Water Pearls | PK Accessories
Happy birthday June babies! July may be just around the corner, but we can’t send June off until we give some love to this month’s birthstone. While June technically has three birthstones–pearl, moonstone, and Alexandrite–the pearl is mostly recognized as June’s true birthstone. Continue reading “June’s Birthstone”

The world’s favorite rock star!

The History of Diamonds

Image Source: GIA
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but did you know these sparkling treasures have a rich, complicated and fascinating history? And let’s not forget that the diamond is the birthstone of those born in the month of April. (So here’s a happy belated birthday to all you April babes out there!) Continue reading “The History of Diamonds”