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Stoned on Stones a True Rock Hound

Truthfully I admit I am a rock hound.  I can’t stop myself. Although I am a jewelry designer, it is the stones that inspire me.  I get so motivated by gemstones that its like a drug.  I can get stoned on stones! Thank god I don’t need any actual drugs because I can loose myself in a simple stone.  Whether…

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Diamond of Your Dreams

There are infinite possibilities to consider when it comes to buying that speical diamond.  In the first place you should do a little research. Know what your woman likes and then start your journey. Get some knowledge and understand of some of the standards in the industry and take a look at the GIA diamond guide.  [gview file=”https://bertonijewelry.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/LAB_4cs_brochure_US_English-2.pdf”] Then you…

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The Joy of Teaching Jewelry Making

The Joy of Teaching Jewelry Making

Its a funny thing when you teach.  Even though you have been making jewelry for years, when you teach jewelry making you still learn something almost every time.  I recently had a private lesson with another jewelry designer who wanted some tips and tricks to expand her jewelry collection.  In the process of teaching her, I found that I learned…

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Morning Madness

Let’s see what today will bring?  Getting up, going to the computer, checking email, my day begins.  As I awaken slowly, I start to think of all the things I must accomplish today. I am just getting started! Haven’t had a sip of water yet but here I am writing, thinking, planning my day.  It’s basically my” morning madness”.  At…

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Stone Heaven

I’m getting ready to attend a jewelry and stone trade show next week. Let’s see what stones I will discover. I always find it inspirational to look at all the “candy” meaning the collections of colorful stones that mother nature has given to us! I am constantly amazed by how many different varieties are out there. I’m curious to see…

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Universal Goddess

                                                                          Black, white and shades of gray, Proudly, representing all. They’ve said she’s small, I say she’s tall. Sharing and caring, truly human that’s all! Moments of love, her belly’s a glow, A star is born, with sparkling eyes. A vessel of love, the core of life, Is she your wife? The whole of us, is all of her, fragile…

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Does your jewelry have meaning?

Does your jewelry have meaning?

Jewelry is such a personal item. People wear jewelry day in and day out! It becomes a part of who they are. The meaning behind a piece of jewelry can be so important and often far more valuable than the piece itself. I remember as a child being fascinated with my aunt’s jewelry box that sat right in the middle…

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What wind shall I

What Wind Shall I? Which way thus blow? The way I go. This way, or that? Swaying still. All that you will. This it may, or this it not? Any which way? A simple turn, A fluttering knot! A storm says she? Pounding winds. Sprinkling rain. How dear, does one knowyth the balance within? As eyes swirl, ending not. What…

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Acceptance

Start your day by accepting yourself! Secondly, accept others for who they are! In the end we’d all have such happiness around us! No expectations and no disappointments, because we accepted ourselves and others just as we are! Expectations are funny aren’t they? It seems often people believe that you have to do certain things at certain times, in a…

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lightwaves

I have been working on a number of new mixed media pieces that reflect light as part of the essence within them. I have used light as one of my themes over the years and it reoccurs and always seems to shine. Even when I"m not looking for it, there it is. I recently got on a roll and finished…

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My Love for Stones

My love for stones started when I was a child. My father used to wear various kinds of cuff links. My favorite ones were the tiger’s eye! The chatoyancy or movement in them was fascinating to me. I would stare at them for quite some time. Gazing at the stones movement would almost mesmerize me into a dream like state.…

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