This month, I am featuring Topaz and Citrine, the two birthstones traditionally recognized for November! These birthstones are known for their warm, calming energies: Topaz and Citrine are the perfect answer to the mid-autumn blues!
Sapphire, the September birthstone, and one of the “big four” gems has been prized since 800BC! Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. I have created a small sapphire pendant for September, and I especially encourage those of you with loved ones who have September birthdays to consider ordering one!
Historically, pearls have been thought to promote faith, charity and integrity. Pearls have been worn for thousands of years and are one of the most sought-after gems. Pearls are the only gems that are created by a living being: freshwater and saltwater mollusks.
Peridot is the modern August birthstone. It’s always green in color but varies depending on its source. A peridot has never been created in a lab and a real peridot will never change color regardless of lighting.
There are so many beautiful shiny objects called “pearls” these day, but it's easy to tell the real ones from the fake ones. To do so, gently rub the pearl against the front of your tooth; if it feels gritty, then it’s a real pearl, whether cultured or natural. If it feels smooth, then it’s not a real pearl regardless of the description. Be careful to not use the edge of your tooth, as you could scratch the pearl!
Giving back to the community is important to me, and 10% of all sales go to the Diabetes Education Camp. They sponsor and create educational events and content for people with diabetes who are trying to improve their blood sugar.
Tres Elegante Designs was awarded a Second Place ribbon at Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock 2019 and again in 2021.
Tres Elegante Designs is an honored Juried Member of the Sonoran Arts League, awarded October 2020.
Tres Elegante Designs was awarded Best in Show for Jewelry at the 2021 Pinetop-Lakeside 46th Annual Fall Artisans Festival