Even though Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are here, we are still giving thanks through New Years. Today, we are thankful for big happy smiles.
“When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” ~Louis Armstrong
Larimar has become a favorite for many with it’s Caribbean blue water color that reminds one of the place there it comes from. Discovered on the beach where the Bahoruco river meets the sea, this blue gem that tumbled along the stream beds to a natural polish stood out against the dark gravels of the river bed and beach. Only since the 1970′s has this stone been mined and enjoyed in jewelry.
THE GLASS FORGE
The Glass Forge has its studio in Grants Pass, Oregon and is the work of three artists: Lee Wassink, Maurice Kreuzer and Nathan Sheafor. They met while working in the San Francisco Bay Area when each worked for different glass studios. They specialize in Venetian Style art glass and combined exceeds over 30 years of hot glass experience.
ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS JEWELRY
This collection includes over two thousand year old Roman glass that has been excavated in Israel. These fragments of glass are witness to the ingenuity and revolutionary glass blowing techniques of the Romans. Romans used glass primarily for vessels and was made by cast which took a lot if time. But during the 1st century AD glass was being made by blowing in a blow pipe an inflating molten glass into a bubble. Glass production became faster and more vessels were being made. In excavated Roman glass you find the element of nature and the centuries of chemical processes has bestowed a rainbow of patina on the surface of each piece of glass. Some pieces in our collection the patina has been washed to leave the pale aqua colored glass. This collection is handmade with sterling silver in Israel and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
AMERICAN ART GLASS JEWERLY
This collection features dichroic glass that has been fired in a kiln to over 1400 degrees several times while adding multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides. The result is a reflective element causing a array of colors to be displayed depending on the angle of view. Made in North Carolina.
MORE UNIQUE GEMSTONE JEWELRY
Find great new pearl, blue topaz, opal, shell and druzy pieces and much more. Take a peak on our Facebook page where we feature new items as they are coming into the shop.