Ready or not, like it or not…Labor Day Weekend is just about here. The summer pace of the Outer Banks is about to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n, and with it…if you’re paying attention…our surroundings will change as well. Instead of a slow fade, Mother Nature seems to become a bit bolder. It starts by noticing shortening days…and often standing in awe of angrier seas (like today!). The sea oats bloom, washing the dunes in gold…and it’s not uncommon to spot purple skies during our breathtaking sunsets or sunrises.
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. The wide-open beauty of the Outer Banks allows for a wide-lens view of the nightly show. And when the day begins to wind down, there are only a few places better to watch than right outside our door, here on the boardwalk in Duck.
When the colors are rich and bold, I can’t help but think about Russian Charoite -- one of the most distinct gemstones available on the market today. It’s not uncommon to hear it described as being 'unnaturally beautiful,' primarily because it boasts such distinct characteristics. For starters, its colors are unmistakable — ranging from pale lilac to deep purple. Most charoite gemstones exhibit several shades in unique patterns…swirling, streaking, and sometimes even feathery.
The array of pieces we have to showcase here at Beach Treasures in Duck almost always display varying swirling mixes in a range of colors – all seen in a single stone. A multiple stone bracelet is a variable feast for the eyes…and a single stone pendant indeed makes a statement. Always perfect for an added pop of color…purple seems to know no boundaries of occasion or season…and come to think of it, neither does the nighttime sky.
Love what you see? Browse our entire collection of Russian Charoite. We are proud to showcase several renowned jewelry designers in addition to Native American artists here at Beach Treasures in Duck...found exclusively on the Town of Duck Boardwalk.