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9 01, 2015

Opal Stone is a Lover of Light

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Fire and water, the perfect mix of natural elements. Together they make a visually stunning stone. Opal isn’t the most popular stone for mineral collections and interior design, but it should start climbing the list. There are many distinctive characteristics and qualities which make opal stand apart from other minerals. The Creation of Opal Known [...]

7 01, 2015

Purple Paradise: Amethyst Stone in the Kitchen

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Figs. Plums. Eggplant. Grapes. Blackberries. Purple is a color that simply belongs in the kitchen, and amethyst stone is the way to do it. Purple rarely occurs in nature, but when it does, the results are exquisite. The color itself is associated with imagination and inspiration and is believed to have calming effects on those [...]

1 01, 2015

Interior Design Ideas: Carnelian in the Kitchen

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From the impurities created in silica comes the lovely little red stone carnelian. For centuries this semi-precious stone has been used by royalty and nobles to adorn clothing and jewelry. Because hot wax doesn’t stick to carnelian, it was used for signet or seal rings in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Polished stones can take on [...]

31 12, 2014

Gems and Minerals for Luxury Home Decor

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Nothing says luxury like brilliant, luminescent gems and minerals, but bracelets and necklaces aren’t the only places to display such opulence. There are endless opportunities in your home for creative interior design, and incorporating these luxurious gems and minerals will give your dwelling an extravagant, inviting look. Everything Amethyst Accent piece, lamp base, and even [...]

22 12, 2014

Man and Nature Collide: The Creation of Arizona Splash Copper

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In the heart of the southwest, miners bring copper forth from the bowels of the earth. The metal is soft and easily manipulated, and when heated and cooled in water, splash copper is created. It’s a captivating work of art  created by man with ingredients from the earth to stun and delight all who encounter [...]

22 12, 2014

Interior Design Ideas with Gems and Minerals

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Whether you’re experienced with design or just starting out, finding fresh interior design ideas for important spaces can be a challenge. There are endless decorating opportunities when you choose natural materials. Gems and minerals such as agate and amethyst stone are ideal for bringing any room a fresh, natural look. Create a Focal Point Living [...]

19 12, 2014

Interior Design Basics – Amethyst!

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Amethyst. This mysterious, semi-precious quartz gemstone with its tantalizing purple color is nearly synonymous with richness and elegance. From royal robes to sparkling gems, the hue is a perennial favorite. Combining the calming properties of blue and the electric energy of red, it’s a color that is easy to love – and a color that [...]

17 12, 2014

Ageless Beauty

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Since the dawn of time crystals, gemstones and minerals have been precious commodities. Used for trade, to bestow or to express wealth and prosperity; the allure of these gifts from the Earth is as ageless as the pieces themselves. Recently, I was privileged to travel to Istanbul. This exotic city is rich in culture, rife [...]

16 12, 2014

Interior Design with Amethyst Cathedrals

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There is something so striking about amethyst geode cathedrals. The exposed layers that lend a fascinating glimpse into their creation, the way the outer layers contrast against the sparkling gems held inside and the sheer size and shapes that they may be found in all work together to create pieces that are infinitely attractive. Used [...]