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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

A Poem I wrote

Beyond Semi-precious

Lapidolite, Dumorterite, Iolite

even the sedimentary syllables shine


nutured by nature

colored by the earth

flecked
mottled
dappled

fossilized blooms

petrified sunsets

envelop me

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sapphire, September's Birthstone

Sapphire is September’s birthstone and is the stone for the Taurus. If a Taurus wears a sapphire, it is said to protect one from and cure one's mental disorders.
Throughout history, the sapphire symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness in relationships, and to bring peace, joy and wisdom to the wearer and owner. Sapphire was also believed to protect against evil.
Blue is by far the most popular color for sapphires, but they can be almost any color, including yellow, green, white, colorless, pink, orange, brown, and purple. Padparadscha is the name for a rare orange-pink variety of sapphire and has a higher value than blue sapphires.
Abbes Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) wrote that the gemstones are formed through the powerful combination of water and fire, therefore holds powers corresponding to these phenomena. She also believed that each stone had a certain, divine blessing from God. She also suggested that licking the stone could make a person smarter.
Here are some beautiful sapphire creations by the Jewelry on Etsy Team members .
These Earrings, blue sapphire, wire wrapped briolettes, sterling silver, free shipping, handmade in Australia by Angelene.



These Tiny Key and Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silverby Dashery .



These Sapphire 14K gold filled earrings - DEWBERRY by
mcrdesigns .


This Bold sterling and blue sapphire knuckle ring, size 7.5 by Metalicious .



This Silver Green Sapphire Edelweiss Reversible Pendant by WearablebyDesign.


This Wedding band silver ring - engraved hearts, sapphires by
PeacesofIndigo.



This Large Genuine Sapphire Pearl Kyanite Woven Herringbone Wire Wrapped Silver Necklace by SilverSmack.