Tucson Wrap-Up

Well, here we all are back at home, back at work, & back to designing new pieces with all the gorgeous materials I got at all the Tucson shows I attended. I think that I counted attending at least 9 different shows, but it tends to get a bit blurry after the...

True Colors

We all know how important light is to how we view the world. From bad fluorescent lighting your bathroom to the sublime sunlight of a Tuscan afternoon, our moods & perceptions are all based on the light around us. Without getting too involved with the physics, it...

Fabulous Flaws: Demantoid Garnets

When is an imperfection desirable? From the “beauty spots” of vintage Hollywood starlets (think Elizabeth Taylor’s tiny mole) to Barbra Streisand’s famously crooked nose, sometimes a flaw can be memorable. And so it is with gemstones. In...