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When I think of November, the most popular birthstone for the month (Citrine) comes to mind. The yellow-orange to red-orange Quartz is such a happy and warm color for a month that in many areas starts to get cool. Not everyone like orange, though, and if that's you and you're also born in November, I have good news! Topaz is just as equally your birthstone and it comes in MANY colors! Before you decide which is your favorite, let me share some interesting qualities about both gemstones...   Citrine found in a variety of yellows and oranges from a pale...

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Join me, Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:30pm (est) on Instagram LIVE!  I'll sharing and featuring a selection of beautiful one of a kind pieces all with stunning blue gemstones! During the live event, you can comment and claim a piece for yourself and I will send you the link to purchase it. 20% of all sales will go to Jacob's Well, a community group that is currently assembling care packages for homeless people. How many times have you seen a homeless person at an intersection and you wanted to help, but didn't have on hand at that moment what...

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I can't take the credit for these first 10 amazing years of jewelry design with Mettle by Abby.  Yes, I design and make every piece, but it's YOU that have shared my work, inspired what I make, and given me the motivation and joy to keep on creating. At a milestone like a 10 year business anniversary, it's fun and rewarding to go back and look where you came from.  It seems like my four years at Winthrop University was forever ago, but as I look at this picture from my senior year at the Valentine's Day sale my metalsmith guild...

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UPDATE: This collection will be launching Monday, August 3 at NOON!   Every piece is wildly one of a kind, so we recommend signing up for our emails so you know when it launches and you don't miss your chance.  You can sign up here ;)   For many artists, Spring means festival and show time. 2020 gave us a unique opportunity to rest and stay in our studios when all the shows got cancelled, and we took the chance to work together! My husband, Malachi, and I met Yesha at the ICE Holiday Shopping event in 2018. She creates such detailed...

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Jewelry Tips -

Ruby Month: July Birthstone Guide Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! There aren't many objections to Rubies as the July birthstone, and there's only 1 alternative birthstone for this Summer month (and it's very similar in color!) But fear not! I'm here to help you out! Objection 1: I don't like red. Rubies are red and the alternative birthstone for July is Carnelian, also red but with a bit of orange. So, what do you do if you want to wear your July birthstone but want to avoid red? Go with any color Sapphire your heart desires! Did you know that Rubies are...

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