Monday, January 12, 2015

JET of the Day: GemstonesOnMyMind

GemstonesOnMyMind is our JET of the Day! Let's check out her shop and see what kind of goodies Wanda has hiding there ...

I just have a love for blue sapphire. It is one of my favorite stones, and I don't have a September birthday ... I love the color! So when I saw the earrings on the right, I knew right away that I wanted to feature them ...

The faceted sapphire beads look amazing with the gold filled components Wanda paired them with. Gold gives blue sapphire a truly luxurious, rich tone. This artisan made the ear wires too, so these dangles are unique!

Another very well loved combination is turquoise and sterling silver. On the left side is a turquoise necklace made by Wanda.

This is a great example of a necklace that is made to showcase these colorful gemstone beads; all the emphasis and attention is on the turquoise here.

A turquoise necklace like this is usually a very well worn, everyday piece. The type of necklace that is spectacular enough to accent a fabulous blue dress, but just as effective and pretty worn with casual clothing, like jeans and a nice blue sweater, or even on a black tee!
If your birthday is in August you're probably familiar with your birthstone, bright green peridot. This stone has been used as a gemstone for several thousand years.

Peridot is gemstone grade olivine. The color can range from a bright spring green to a deep earthy olive color; bright and lively stones the color of the necklace on the right are more popular and can be moderately expensive in larger sized faceted gems.

Browsing through GemstonesOnMyMind will turn up other Peridot items as well! There are several nice pair of peridot earrings offered by this artisan; I really like this pair.

And of course if you love red, nothing comes close to ruby. This is a gemstone that can only be called that name if it is truly red. If the shade is too light, the correct name is pink sapphire. If it runs into violet, it is a purple sapphire.

Just look at the rich, saturated red color of the ruby beads in the earrings shown in the picture on the left. They're certainly a vivid, bright red - fabulous ruby earrings. You don't have to be born in July to love ruby!

So take some time today to visit Wanda at GemstonesOnMyMind. You'll love this cool shop!

15 comments :

Jennifer said...

I just adore Wanda's shop. The real gemstones are so gorgeous and she's got a good eye for color!

Jean Sandell said...

Gorgeous work!

Rough Magic Mollie said...

Wonderful feature for a wonderful jewelry designer!

Val Swanson said...

Even the name of Wanda's shop makes me happy "Gemstones on my mind"!

Erin Austin said...

Just gorgeous!

Laura Stamper said...

Love Wanda's work!

Erika Price said...

Just love everything in Wanda's amazing shop!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Thank you Bob for this wonderful article about my shop and Jewelry. You have a way with words!

Lori Taggart said...

Beautiful jewelry!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Wonderful variety of handmade jewelry in many materials and original designs.

Michele said...

Lovely gemstone jewelry!! You get a welcoming feeling when browsing shop!!!

Nancy Russell said...

It's nearly impossible to choose favorites from Wanda's shop, because they are all my favorites. I love the color combinations she uses in her designs and her beautiful choice of gemstones.

SendingLoveGallery said...

such pretty jewelry! and wonderful photos too!

jemsbyjb said...

Gorgeous creations. The jewelry is wonderful.

MadeByTammy said...

Wanda's shop is filled with lovely jewelry and great designs!