Thursday, September 11, 2014

Birthstone of the Month - September


Sapphires have been popular for ages. Part of it's popularity is due to beautiful color. Sapphires are most often found in a deep blue color but can come in other colors, like pink, yellow, or white. 

sapphire earrings necklace ring

It is also a popular stone because of it's strength. It is a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, which is only one below a diamond, so it's a resilient stone that is easy to take care of. 


Lapis is another gemstone that is used as a birthstone for September. Often Lapis have gold veins or flecks in the blue color. Most often they are found in Afghanistan and ancient Greeks and Romans highly valued Lapis stones because of the beautiful color. 
lapis september birthstone jewelry
Either of the stones for September are memorable choices. They bring such beautiful, rich color to whatever they are paired with. I love the pink sapphires and the gold that is in the Lapis. Do you have a preference? 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

You Can Do Hard Things!

hard but do it

Life is hard sometimes. There isn't much too it other than that. Sometimes you are asked to do hard things, other times hard things seem just thrown at you without warning. It's tough and uncomfortable but there is an upside, it is, that you can handle it.

nelson mandela quote
I don't know about you guys but sometimes it seems like the hard won't stop coming, and I've come to the conclusion that it probably won't. It will just keep throwing itself at me. It's the time of year that comes with a lot of change, scary change for some.

If it helps, know that somebody believes in you. I believe in you. This guy believes in you too.

Now what you need is to believe in yourself. Here's a reminder if you need. 
inspirational jewelry

What hard or scary things are you dealing with? 

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