When the warm afternoons of fall approach, our sunsets become even more amazing. Less dust and less pollution mean more intense colors…and all of those beautiful striations wash across the sky at day’s end. Rich and bold, and reminiscent of Russian Charoite -- one of the most distinct gemstones available on the market today.
Kyanite – a unique gemstone -- gets its name from the Greek word kuanos, meaning deep blue. Mined from sedimentary rocks or other formations, kyanite is believed to hold positive energy and is probably best known for its balancing properties. And while its colors include indigo, green and black – the blue – an icy, glacial, deep blue, streaked with white -- is arguably its most beautiful version of itself.
While it can be said for so many pieces here at Beach Treasures in Duck, I do enjoy having an opportunity to highlight the unusual pieces that come our way. Whether it’s a distinctive gem or an extraordinary piece by one of admired jewelry designers, Our Special Finds is a collection of pendants, earrings, and bracelets that you won’t find anywhere else.
Chris Bales eye and affinity for working with gemstones sets her work apart from others. Having a keen eye for stones -- envisioning one with another and creating unexpected combinations -- is a hallmark for her bracelets and necklaces. Beyond statement pieces, Chris’ works capture the essence of the beach…a seahorse, a mermaid…perhaps a collection of stones shimmering like the ocean blue.
I’ve seen a lot of boulder turquoise at gem shows and here at Beach Treasures in Duck. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, another unique piece catches my eye…leading me to believe that the combinations of sterling and stone are nearly countless…which in my mind is why boulder turquoise jewelry always makes a statement!