Friday, August 24, 2012

Dreaming of the Fall

I know it's still summer, but I am longing for autumn.  Cozy sweaters, scarves and coats. I recently created a treasury list on Etsy and I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you.  This lovely Camel Sweater caught my eye, and you can find it HERE.

 This bezel set Carnelian necklace has a beautiful fall color, like the autumn leaves that will be covering the ground in a month or so.  You can find it HERE.

A nice cashmere and wool coat would look gorgeous with a colorful scarf and a pretty lapel brooch.
You can find it HERE.

No outfit would be complete without an elegant Black onyx ring.   I think black onyx can be very mysterious and perfect for fall.  You can find it HERE.  It must be the heat wave we've been having here. When it gets up 100 F I start to melt and dream of the autumn season.  Am I the only one?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Peridot - Birthstone for August

Peridot is such a gorgeous gemstone.  That lovely green color seems to bring jewelry designs to life.

Those of you born in August are lucky to have such a beautiful birthstone.  Peridot was called Chrysolite in ancient times and frequently mentioned in the Bible. It was thought to foster prosperity and alleviate depression and jealousy.

I love using it  in my jewelry designs.  One of the reasons I named my shop Olivine Jewels is that Peridot comes from the olivine mineral group.  Is anyone else a fan of Peridot?