Monday, November 18, 2013

Beautiful Gemstone Earrings - The Jaipur Collection

I just received these earrings in today.  These are just gorgeous.  
The Jaipur Collection is a more exclusive collection of jewellery in which I collaborate with a goldsmith in India.  The colored stones used in this collection are a bit more "chunky" then in my Passion Fruit Jewellery collection.  These are available in limited quantity as it is hard to source some of these gems, especially in regard to their size.  

Prasolite and mabe pearl 4-drop earrings. 

African amethyst 4-drop earrings

Citrine triple drop earrings. 

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Colorful Wishes

I have to admit, I am lucky to work with colored gemstones -- something I have always been fascinated with.  Combining colors such as green chalcedony and amethyst in the fall and the upcoming holiday season puts a smile on my face. What are your favorite gemstones ?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Green Chalcedony

Green Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz.  
It is a beautiful stone and personally, I love the stone mixed with gold.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chanel Fine Jewelry Commercial

Behind the scenes Chanel fine jewellery commercial - love Chanel's collection of fine jewellery

Thursday, October 03, 2013


Tourmaline's name comes from the Sinhalese word "turmali," which means "mixed." Tourmaline, occurring in more colors and combinations of colors than any other gemstone variety, lives up to its name. Because of the many colors of tourmaline, this means that this stone can easily be mistaken for just about any other gemstone. Many stones in the Russian Crown jewels from the 17th Century once thought to be rubies  are actually Tourmalines.

Tourmaline first gained popularity when the Dutch began to import it in the early 17th century from Sri Lanka . They gave the gem a Sinhalese name, Turamali, which is believed to mean stone with mixed colors.
Tourmaline is actually the name of a group of related mineral species. In gemological practice, individual species names are not used. Instead, all are simply termed tourmaline. Tourmaline commonly comes from Tanzania, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia, Sri Lanka, the U.S., and Russia, plus other countries.

Most tourmaline is untreated.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Vermeil Rings

I love these gemstone rings made with gorgeous colored stones.  
Vermeil is 18kt carat gold plating over sterling silver (925s).  
To be called vermeil it must be a minimum of 2.5 microns of gold plating.  
Anything else cannot be called Vermeil, but should be described as gold plated sterling silver.  
These rings are 3 micron 18kt gold plating, which is heavily plated.  
Gemstones below are:
Aqua Chalcedony
Pink Chalcedony
Green Chalcedony 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

You Know When You Know

Today I had to get some work done- weekend full of orders and I decided to go into work today so things aren't piled up next week.  I made this bracelet for a customer, and put it out in my Epla store. Can be purchased here.  I love these quote bracelets- something to gently remind you of a personal story, mantra or a gift from a friend who you hold dear.  Hope everyone has had a great weekend!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Gemstone Necklaces

I just received these pendants last week- Pendants which you can purchase separately or with the chain, in colored stones - Green Chalcedony, Aqua Chalcedony, Amethyst and Labradorite.

Can be purchased here on

Friday, April 19, 2013

Nest - small gift store in Oslo

Kristine is the owner of Nest which is located on Jacob Aallsgt 13 in Majorstua. 
She carries a bit of everything from various designers as well as Clipper Tea. 
Her blog address is:

She also carries Hancock cupcakes in various flavors - A bit of America in Norway !

Hong Kong: Pacific Coffee

Pacific Coffee in Hong Kong is my favorite place to get a cup of latte, sit down, people watch and read magazines.  This is the local version of Starbucks - and I loved these coffee covers they had with different quotes - how fun are these!

this is probably my favorite :-)

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