Friday, December 24, 2010

Bohemian Chic Jewelry

Smokey Quartz & Peridot Tassel Earrings
Fashion this season is embracing all aspects of the bohemian look, from hippie to boho chic. I know little bit about the origins of this look being raised in California in the 70’s. Now it is back for the coming spring 2011& it is all about creativity. The look gives you the freedom to fearlessly accessorize & my collections have just the right bit of nouveau for all you aspiring hippie chicks. Be a muse to this fabulous fashion movement with these dramatic yet subtle earrings & long gemstone necklaces uniquely handmade by myself…
Double Chandelier Gypsy Hoops

44" Long Peridot, Aquamarine, Topaz & Kyanite Lariot

To see my entire collections of gemstone jewelry please visit my website
As always,
Merci Beaucoup
Erica Koesler
Fancy Citrine Drop Earrings

Gold Fill Hammered Hoop Earring

Golden Gate Amber & Toumaline Necklace

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

January's Birthstone is Garnet

By her who in January was born
No gem save garnets shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.

A birthstone is a gift of a precious material that symbolizes the month of birth in the Gregorian calendar.
 I love these old Gregorian calendar poems. May be they sound a bit old fashion for today’s society, but sometimes in our complicated lives a bit more old fashion might be just what we need. I don’t think that January’s poem, which is right around the corner, is saying that if women wears Garnet she will not be a constant person. Rather I like to read these poems as protection against harm. If wearing a pretty spot of sparkle around your neck will make you feel fluffy, why not?

Here is some more some fun things to read about Garnet.
Healing Properties:
Health, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, regeneration, order, insight.

I am very fussy about the quality of gemstones I choose for my collections. I spend many hours going through isles at gem shows & driving all my sources nuts in shops looking through my Mr. Magoo glasses so that I can see all the imperfections in the stones. There is a lot of Garnet below my standards out there so when I found these beautiful gems with the beauty of a Claret wine, I snatched them up. I am on the hunt for more Garnet for January’s coming birthstone so stay tuned.
Perfectly Imperfect Garnet Pendant

Perfectly Imperfect Garnet Earrings

To veiw my complete collections of Birthstone & gemstone jewelry, please visit my website
Erica Elizabeth Koesler