Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bones TV Show Inspired Jewelry

When we began making jewelry, we were inspired by the beauty of the natural gemstones and glass beads we found, by history, but also by the TV show, "Bones."  The three main female characters are strong, independent, professional women who wear a continually changing array of beautiful necklaces and earrings.  Natural gemstones and metals are featured in each piece and the style for each character is strong, and unique. 

We wanted to design jewelry that would follow this trend, rather than trying always to be on the cutting edge of the super high fashion industry.  Our jewelry is designed for those who are self assured, independent, strong.  We use natural minerals, freshwater pearls, and gemstones for our necklaces and earrings, blending different stones into unique designs.

Our second goal was to make this jewelry affordable, versatile, and timeless.  Please visit our store on Etsy.com at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ExoticTreasuresJewel

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lady Justice Necklace 

Amazonite, Black Onyx, Red Jasper & Silver Plate beads accent a beautiful, deep rust Red Jasper Cabochon pendant. The small black matrix within this natural gemstone makes this a unique, one of a kind necklace.

Red Jasper represents fairness, equity, justice, truth - hence the name. Perhaps this would be the perfect piece for an attorney?

I had fun designing this - it almost came together by itself. Maybe there is something in the myth that onyx is for happiness, amazonite enhances creativity, and red jasper balances one. Maybe it is just the beauty of the stones, the almost hidden matrix within the jasper cabochon that I found inspiring, but whatever it was, this turned out to be a really beautiful piece.

We liked the combination of gemstones so much that we made coordinating earrings. You can find them listed in this store.

Necklace measures 23 ½ inches with a 4 inch extender chain & lobster claw clasp. Pendant measures 2 inches by 1 ½ inches. All silver items on this piece are silver plate.
For more jewelry by Exotic Treasures Jewelry, please see our store at:http://www.etsy.com/shop/ExoticTreasuresJewel

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tourmaline - A Different Birthstone for October

Sure, we all know that opal was determined to be the official birthstone for October by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912, but how many know that TOURMALINE was chosen as a co-equal birthstone?  Not many, unfortunately. 

Tourmaline is a fantastic jewel.  The name comes from the Sri Lankan language and means “stone of many colors.”  An ancient legend says that tourmaline got its color by traveling through the rainbow, gathering all the colors found there as it passed through.   How true that is.   This gemstone ranges in color from deep almost opaque deep green to a translucent raspberry red.  

Because of the many colors found in this wonderful gemstone, it is very versatile.  It is the perfect accessory for most colors and styles of clothing, and can easily go from morning to evening, from a formal affair to a sports event.