February 3, 2015


I am Amethyst, handmaiden to the goddess Diana.   Many centuries ago, I was caught in a bitter quarrel between the gods.  Protecting me from the wrath of Bacchus, my goddess transformed me into a transparent crystal.  When the quarrel had ceased, Bacchus, filled wi...

October 22, 2014

Ever since I was a kid visiting Idar-Oberstein, Germany, once the cutting capital of the world, I have been fascinated by fantasy cut gemstones. 


We keep a small collection on hand of blue topaz, amethyst and citrine gemstones, as you can see to the left.  We try...

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