The Athlete / The Fashionista

Are you an athlete? Do you run marathons? Swim? Lift weights? Play tennis? AND are you a Fashionista? Exercise is so important to our bodies in our sedentary society; but looking good is also important.  And looking good while working out… Well, need I say more? Wearing jewelry while working …

April’s Birthstone…The Diamond!

Strength, Clarity and Truth   Ah! The Diamond. The official modern birthstone for April and the official 60 year Wedding Anniversary gift. Diamonds go through so much before they are set in that beautiful ring or pendent.  The Diamond is the transparent, gemstone-quality crystalline form of carbon which is indeed …

March’s Birthstone – Aquamarine

The Aquamarine The birthstone of March has a long history shrouded in legend and sea lore of the past. The Aquamarine, the beautiful sea-blue, crystal clear stone has more regal roots in gemology sharing a branch on the Beryl family tree along side the precious Emerald. The Beryl species of …

February’s Birthstone – The Amethyst

February / The Amethyst   The Amethyst is the official modern and traditional birthstone of February, the gemstone for the 6th year of marriage, as well as being my birthstone!!  With a Mohs hardness of 7, it is usually a cut gemstone, faceted to let through the light and enhance …

January’s Birthstone…The Garnet

The Garnet: The Garnet, the modern birthstone of January, is found in a variety of colors including reds, greens, oranges, purples, and even some blue. It is a durable gemstone with a Mohs hardness of 6.5 – 7.5 (10.0 being the hardest: Diamonds) The Garnet group is a common and widespread …

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New Workshop!!

I am proud to announce a milestone in the life of Precious Metalz Jewelry. We have just completed and moved into a new workshop.  It is awesome to have a separate place to go when I need to work.  The dining room table was just not cutting it anymore.  The …

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New Look!

Hello, I know it has been awhile, and I’m sure you can guess why. A new look for Precious Metalz! A new website design and as soon as we finish uploading all the photos, an online store right here! Thank you to Amanda at AMP Designs for all her hard …

Modern Mercantile…

Precious Metalz Jewelry is now available at Modern Mercantile in Berryville, VA.  Come by this sweet little store to find my designs and a variety of other cute stuff. The door says “Gifts for people, pets and home.” Elizabeth Mock started Modern Mercantile in November of 2014.  On her website …

Demo Video…

Here is my first Demo Video of me making a sterling silver pounded ring. Enjoy!