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Wedding/Engagement -

It's kind of crazy how rough and "ugly" a piece can look when it's in the process of being made and how quickly it can come together. So much of what we do literally when making jewelry is beautifully metaphorical about our lives.

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Custom -

Jewelry has a remarkable ability to be a constant reminder to us. Perhaps this is why it is so frequently given as a gift or used to commemorate a milestone. When you give someone jewelry, they remember why every time they put it on, every time someone asks about it, and every time they see themselves wearing it. All of these instances are magnified and more frequent when that piece of jewelry is a one of a kind or custom piece. When a piece has a story to tell, people want to tell it. When someone asks you about that...

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Life -

Honesty is at the top of my list and these ladies will give you what they call "the good, the bad, and the bless your heart truth."

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Custom -

If you're into running, I don't have to tell you what the UTMB is, you already know it is the most difficult race in the world. 106 MILES in 46 hours or less and elevation changes that are intense (not to mention the weather can be rough!) But the race isn't just the most difficult race in the world, it's also hard to even just get the chance to go! You have to spend years earning points from running other races and then be entered into a lottery! So you can understand how proud and excited I am for my...

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October is such a fantastic month! (And I'm not just saying that because my birthday is on the 2nd!) The weather starts cooling down, people get campfire fever, and a whole new smorgasbord of delicious seasonal foods are rolled out! As far as birthstones are concerned, if you're born in October, or shopping for someone that is, than you have every color of the rainbow available to you, or even a stone with every color in it! There is SO MUCH to learn and discover about opal (and its history- Queen Victoria!), but this is your QUICK GUIDE!   Quick opal tidbits:...

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