This month’s member spotlight features someone not immersed in the jewelry and gemstone industry as other featured members have been, but who’s passion for the culture of our industry has brought to life through words the things which have drawn so many of us in.
As a girl, Jordan Clary wrote everything down. She filled journals with observations of the world around her, moving into poetry and the creation of her own stories. Continue reading
This month’s spotlight features MK Designs, and founder Marian Kaye Strickland. After retiring from a successful career in the medical field to Florida’s gulf coast in 2001, Marian sought to follow two of her passions, namely jewelry and gems. Continue reading
This month’s member spotlight features Gem Miracles, and owner Marti Robers. In the midst of troubled economic times, Marti has taken her young company and found a niche in which to thrive.
This month we feature Ken Thompson of Search4Gems. Hailing from the small sea side village of Whitburn in the Northeast of England, Ken lived through three careers before coming to the world of gemology. Continue reading
A young David Fortier cursed the fact that he lived in Ohio. For a boy who loved rocks and minerals, keeping a collection of things found on the driveway and anywhere he could find them, Ohio was not the place to be. Continue reading
Ask anyone who has visited the sunstone mines in south central Oregon of their experience, and they will say that it is singular. To spend time in that arid, open expanse while digging in the hard earth could never be described as easy. Continue reading