Birthstone Jewelry Feature: March Aquamarine

Janice Stiles
March's featured birthstone is Aquamarine. This is an amazing stone and its name is perfectly descriptive. It is such a beachy, watery pale blue, similar to seawater. Although it can have inclusions, most stones have excellent clarity and transparency. Color ranges from the pale to deep blue that is often seen in the ocean.

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Fine Art Behind-the-Scenes: Mined vs. Lab Created Stones

Janice Stiles
The jewelry industry is erupting with necklaces, rings, earrings, and other unique items created using a rainbow of gorgeous gemstones. Some are created with natural stones, while others use man-made alternatives—some of which are superior in brilliance and appearance. It’s important to keep in mind that high-quality, man-made stones are not intended to deceive, and just because they are lab-created, they are not necessarily low-quality.

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Birthstone Jewelry Feature: February Amethyst

Janice Stiles
Amethyst colors can range from pale lilac to a deep almost reddish purple. Amethyst is sometimes heat treated to enhance the color. It’s mined all over the world, but Brazil is best known for its amethyst mines.

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Fine Art Technique Spotlight: Reticulation

Janice Stiles

In metalwork, reticulation refers to a surface-finishing technique that involves the application of localized heat to the surface of a metal. The technique produces an incredibly beautiful texture pattern of peaks and valleys.

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Birthstone Jewelry Feature: January Garnet

Janice Stiles
Learn more about January's birthstone, garnet, and special order your favorite style today!

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"Is It Real?"

Janice Stiles

One of the most frequent questions I get, either at the gallery or art show, is: “Is it real?”

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You Are Flawless - Be Seen, Recognized, and Taken Seriously!

Janice Stiles
Handcrafted statement jewelry for the individual who wants to be seen, recognized and taken seriously.

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Tres Elegante Designs: Distinctive Jewelry for Men

Janice Stiles
Read a testimony from Dr. Bill, who attended the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in the Cave Creek area when he came across Tres Elegante Designs and Jan’s wonderful and inspired work.

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About Me: My Tres Elegante Designs Story

Janice Stiles
My name is Jan Stiles, and I am the artist behind Tres Elegante Designs jewelry. My husband of 46 years and I run this company together. Family is everything to us! Not only are they the greatest joys of our lives, but I also feel deep gratitude for the artistic influences my family has given me, which have resulted in the opportunity to grow my jewelry design business.

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