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Amethyst: The Queen of Quartz

The regal amethyst has been associated with royalty for centuries, and as one of my favorite gemstones, it has been a part of my company identity for decades. Many gems lay claim to the title Queen of Gemstones—emerald, opal, pearl—but amethyst is the undisputed Queen of Quartz. Let me share my love of February’s birthstone.

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Pantone Color of the Year: Very Pleased With Very Peri

It’s that time again: time to talk about the Pantone Color of the Year. The announcement of the new Color of the Year is always a fun time for artists and designers of all kinds as we begin thinking about and looking for inspiration for new projects for a new year.

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Year End Reflections on Love, Connections, and Gratitude

Sometimes it felt like 2021 was just a long continuation of 2020 — 2020, the sequel, if you will. But there were good times, too, so we navigated the tough times and continued to grow with the help of you, our clients, family and friends.

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The Winter Blues Have Nothing On December's Birthstones!

Traditionally, each of the twelve months was assigned one birthstone, but some months have multiples. December babies have the fortune of three separate birthstones - Turquoise, Tanzanite, and Blue Zircon - all of which take on a unique shade of blue.

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