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Tigre Show Reminder – October 28, 2006

October 1, 2006

Join Tigre Sheets, Jody Jackman, Claudia Endler, and Al Sadrpour for wine, hors d’oeuvres, wonderful jewelry, hand blown glass beads and photography. Saturday October 28, 2006, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

September 2006 – What is Turquoise?

September 1, 2006

One of the first gemstones to be mined, turquoise has long been prized for its intense color, which carries from sky blue to green depending on the quantities of copper and iron within it. The best turquoise quality shows a clear, light sky blue.

August 2006 – The Setting of New Traditions II – Wedding Alternatives

August 1, 2006

As a follow up to last month’s article, we want to focus on how you can make your wedding different and possibly set new traditions. More and more, what are considered acceptable wedding practices are giving way to a wider range of creativity and freedom. Here are just a few we have heard from our friends and clients.

July 2006 – The Setting of New Traditions I – Vows

July 1, 2006

‘Tis the wedding season and we are not kidding. We are attending 4 weddings within a 6 week period. The conversation of weddings, wedding planning, invitation lists, where and how much is unending during this “season” AND always interesting. One way to make your wedding personalized to you is the wedding vows. After all, it is all about the commitment and the vows you are making to each other.

June 2006 – Paraiba! What’s That?

June 1, 2006

A neon blue colored stone that literally looks like the turquoise waters of the Bahama’s (even though I have never been there) or “swimming pool blue” (if you have never been there either) is a “paraiba tourmaline”. We had several people coming to our booth at the Contemporary Craft Market inquiring for such a stone. A few years ago no one had even heard of this unusual and rare gem.

Contemporary Craft Market June 2006

June 1, 2006

If you have never been, it is an opportunity to meet artists from across the nation, working in various mediums such as glass work, ceramics, sculpture, clothing and accessories. The artists have all undergone a rigorous screening process to qualify as participants in this show and CCM is proud to showcase them. Contemporary Craft Market (Booth 234) at the Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA.

May 2006 – New Diamond Cut Grades

May 1, 2006

GIA recently announced the introduction of its new Diamond Cut Grading System for round brilliant diamonds. Over the course of a fifteen-year research project, GIA researchers performed extensive computer modeling of round brilliant diamonds and conducted more than 70,000 observations on actual stones to validate the science. This system can now predict the cut grade for more than 38.5 million proportion sets. The result is a comprehensive Cut Grading System that accurately reflects all the critical cut factors of a round brilliant diamond.

The Art of Engagement

May 1, 2006

Sculpture to Wear Gallery
808 11th Street (at Montana Avenue)
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Tel (310) 260-1957
Lisa M. Berman, Proprietor.

The Tahitian Black Pearl

April 1, 2006

The cultured pearl of Tahiti is synonymous with magic and perfection. Commonly known around the world as “black pearls”, the pearls of Tahiti are indigenous to the remote lagoons of French Polynesia in the South Pacific.