Ever see a photo of jewelry and fall in love... until you scroll down far enough to find the price? We've all been there. But why is some jewelry expensive while some is cheap? Let's dive in.
September is a special month for our family. It is childhood cancer awareness month, blood cancer awareness month, and holds the anniversary of Geralyn's daughter's last day of treatment for leukemia. Brianne's cancer diagnosis at age 15 changed her life and our family forever, as any cancer diagnosis does. So a few months ago, we resolved to do something that would both help the childhood cancer community and give customers a special piece.
Let’s talk about gold! Jewelry that looks gold, is not always gold. In fact, even fine jewelry that actually is gold, is not pure.
Gemology is a pretty well-known term to the general public, but crystallography is one that very few people are familiar with. “I never use that word; I think it’s a weird word,” said Geralyn Sheridan, our artisan jeweler, GIA Graduate Gemologist, and company namesake. Even so, crystallography is a huge piece of gemology. We picked her brain to gain a better understanding.
An artisan is someone who creates art, specifically by coming up with the idea and then actually creating the physical art piece themselves. Artisan jewelry is created by artisans, and there are some important distinctions to remember.