just got back from Tuscon

What words can I use to describe the gem, bead and mineral show in Tuscon, Arizona. Overwhelming comes to mind first, exciting, ouch (spent a lot on beads) and beautiful. Set amid the mountains there are actually hundreds of tents in rec centres, convention centres, hotels, hotel parking lots and of course along the streets. [...]

Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are defined as a single gems or group of gems, set in a mounting that fits close to the earlobe. Stud earrings appear to ”float” on the earlobe without a visible point of connection. The adornment is secured on the end of a post, which penetrates straight through the ear. The post is [...]

A bit of info re earrings

Earrings have enjoyed a long history of being used as adornment, cultural identification and a sign of wealth and prosperity for thousands of years, dating back to 2500 B.C. According to legend, evil spirits were thought to be able to enter the body through any of its openings and take control. The first earrings were [...]

A Little History of the Leverback Earwire

Leverback Earring Components
History
The leverback or hinged earwire has been seen on earrings dating from the 1880s. The leverback is designed to snap tightly over the wire without causing discomfort to the wearer, yet remaining comfortable to use. This earring style is immensely popular for fine jewelry in gold and silver as the leverback [...]