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The Deep Green of Puget Sound

Jul
28

I’ve always fancied the various colors and shades of green, whether emerald, chartreuse, or the sea green of the Puget Sound.  I suppose its coincidence that I came to live in the Pacific Northwest where the sea is green all the time.  I can recall mornings looking out onto the Puget Sound, seeing the dawn peek over the islands on the horizon, and reflect against the green sheen of the water.  It’s a wonderful feeling, because of all the other places I’ve visited where the ocean met the land, the Puget Sound is the only place where the water isn’t just a different shade of blue.

Despite persistent comments from friends and family about my green obsession, I drive a forest green car, live in a light green house, and I just adore my Emerald Isle beaded necklace.  I can’t help it, I just love the color green!  Even though the Pacific Northwest is now my home, when I lived in the Midwest where there were no oceans for a thousand miles, I often thought of swimming in a green sea

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The Many Uses And Forms Of Quartz

Jul
28

If you’re interested in all things jewelry, there is a huge selection of books that put jewelry at the forefront. Of particular interest to the jewelry aficionado would be “Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry.” This book details Taylor’s extensive and impressive jewelry collection. This ideal coffee table book contains beautifully shot images of Taylor wearing her jewelry as well as standalone shots of some of the more stunning pieces.

Taylor, an avid collector of some of the world’s most famous gems and jewelry pieces, also recounts exactly how she obtained these well known pieces. While the book focuses on these exotic and expensive pieces, Taylor was noted for her ability to transform everyday items into something extraordinary. Just like her character in “Gone with the Wind,” who was able to pull off a dress made of drapes, Taylor could wear any number of handmade necklaces and transform them into something greater than themselves. This skill was made evident throughout the pictorial exploration of her jewelry collection.

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