Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli earrings

Do you love Lapis Lazuli? Did you know that powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra and that in ancient times, lapis lazuli was known as sapphire?

Lapis lazuli gets its brilliant blue color from its sulfur content. The more evenly the color is distributed throughout the stone, the higher the quality, and the greater the value. Lapis generally occurs with a speckled and strained consistency, with glittering inclusions of iron pyrite. If the pyrite is well distributed, the stones beauty may be enhanced adding to its genuineness.
Read more on Lapis Lazuli

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Top Trends in Handmade Jewelry

Top Trends in Handmade Jewelry

When you need a unique look, try pairing handcrafted jewelry with your little black dress or favorite outfit. Each piece of handmade jewelry is unique; there may only be a few of the same piece, and because they are not mass produced, each will have minor differences. Handcrafted jewelry gives you fantastic accessories, conversation starters and something to cherish. As handmade jewelry has become more popular, trends have started to emerge even among these individualized pieces.

Read more here

I think this article states a good fact that when you buy handmade jewelry you really do get a very unique piece of jewelry that no one else will have. It's so much more meaningful and special to give a gift of handmade jewelry and not one that is mass produced.

You can find my jewelry pieces at Vamps Jewelry, Mystic Rock Boutique & at Vamp's studio on Artfire

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Spring Sale

Happy Spring Sale

Happy Spring Sale - Take 20% OFF all jewelry at Vamp's Artfire Studio - Sale begins on 3-16-12 thru 3-21-12 Use Coupon Code SPRING-20 at checkout!

Just in time for Spring and St Patrick's Day, save a little green :) and buy a few things!

Vamps Jewelry Romantic, elegant, gothic victorian, vintage inspired, jewelry

Friday, March 2, 2012

Zodiac Signs - Gemstones

Zodiac Signs - Gemstones

Here is a list of zodiac signs and their gemstones that are associated with the signs.

Mar 21 - Apr 20 April
Modern - Diamond
Traditional - Diamond
Mystical - Opal

Apr 21 - May 20
Modern - Emerald
Traditional - Emerald
Mystical - Sapphire

May 21 - Jun 20
Modern - Alexandrite
Traditional - Agate
Mystical - Amethyst

Jun 21 - Jul 21
Modern - Ruby
Traditional - Ruby
Mystical - Pearl Moonstone

Jul 22 - Aug 21
Modern - Peridot
Traditional - Sardonyx
Mystical - Diamond

Aug 22 - Sep 21
Modern - Sapphire
Traditional - Zircon
Mystical - Agate

Sep 22 - Oct 22
Modern - Opal
Traditional - Sapphire
Mystical - Jasper

Oct 23 - Nov 21
Modern - Topaz
Traditional - Citrine
Mystical - Pearl

Nov 22 - Dec 20
Modern - Turquoise
Traditional - Lapis Lazuli
Mystical - Onyx

Dec 21 - Jan 19
Modern - Garnet
Traditional - Garnet
Mystical - Emerald

Jan 20 - Feb 18
Modern - Amethyst
Traditional - Amethyst
Mystical - Bloodstone

Feb 19 - Mar 20
Modern - Aquamarine
Traditional - Bloodstone
Mystical - Jade