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Scouting the Sparkles: How I Buy Gems for My Jewelry Designs

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Scouting the Sparkles: How I Buy Gems for My Jewelry Designs

Sometimes I’m surprised that the more technical aspects of my design process are interesting to … well, anyone! But I really shouldn’t be; I absolutely adore peeking behind the curtain at the creative practices of other designers and artisans. Learning about their techniques feels intimate and compelling, and makes their finished products feel even more meaningful. So with that in mind, I’m launching a blog series on my OWN processes! We’ll kick things off with something super important to me as a designer who uses fair trade materials: Gem buying. Gems in Vegas Hello, Las Vegas! I started at JCK...

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August birthstone is Peridot!

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August birthstone is Peridot!

Happy August birthdays! Use this discount code (PERIDOTS4AUGUST) to get 10% off of all sterling silver jewelry with synthetic peridot!

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June birthstone is Alexandrite

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June birthstone is Alexandrite

Happy June birthdays!  Use this discount code (ALEXANDRITES4JUNE) to get 10% off of all sterling silver jewelry with synthetic alexandrite!  (And don't forget - Alexandrite is a color change stone...it changes from a reddish purple to greenish purple depending on the light!)

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May birthstone is emerald!

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May birthstone is emerald!

Happy May birthdays!  Use this discount code (EMERALDS4MAY) to get 10% off of all sterling silver jewelry with synthetic emerald!   Save

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April birthstone is Diamond!

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April birthstone is Diamond!

Happy April birthdays! Use this discount code (DIAMONDS4APRIL) to get 10% off of all sterling silver jewelry with clear quartz, white topaz or clear cubic zirconia!

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