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Valentine's Day Gift Guide Quiz

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Our artistic and expressive jewelry transpires into gorgeous gifts made to target your loved one’s personality- whatever that may be!

Is your special someone bold and daring or does she tend to be more minimalistic? Lucky for you, we have something for everyone!

Take our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Quiz to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry to give to your girl! No time to waste, the day that celebrates love and affection is quickly approaching!

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Significance Series: Brittany Torres

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The first is a simple bar that I had engraved using a font that seemed familiar and had engraved "Que Sera Sera ..." which means "whatever will be, will be."  It is the title of a song my mom used to sing to me when I was little and a concept that has now undoubtably become my mantra.  

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What is Oxidized Silver?

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Oxidized Silver. What is it?

Oxidized silver isn’t exactly what it sounds like. Oxidizing silver is a process where an ordinary piece of sterling silver is mixed together with a liquid called liver of sulfur. The silver’s reaction to the liver of sulfur transforms the outer layer into a dark, charcoal color with little to no luster. This process is actually just an accelerated result of silver’s natural tarnishing process.

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Significance Series: Ashley Brown

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My newest favorite pieces of jewelry are from Skip Basil’s in Albuquerque. It’s a huge turquoise and Native American wholesaler warehouse filled to the brim with indigenous jewelry. While there I purchased a matching necklace, ring and earring set. The jewelry is simple in it’s design. Just small flat pieces of turquoise inlaid in sterling silver, however, like most jewelry, it’s the memory that I associate with the jewelry that makes it so precious. I purchased the turquoise pieces at a time in my life when I felt extreme doubt regarding my life path. I was very ill at the...

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Significance Series: Paula Rallis

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There is something of great significance to hold a piece of art that is locally made.  It is an even greater feeling to know the one that created it.  That is one of the reasons I love reaching into my top drawer for my Leandra Hill jewelry.  I have seen her.  I have watched her in the workshop.  And now I get to wear a piece of her intricately creative mind and passionate heart.  My Leandra Hill earrings stand the test of time as an understated yet grand addition to my wardrobe.  And inside of that top drawer, in the...

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