“The Crown” – Triple Pearl Strand

Netflix's big budget series (rumored to cost $100 million dollar) "The Crown" is a TV program which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth. Season 1 starts in 1947 with a 21-year-old, just-married Elizabeth (Claire Foy). The decade following covers the beginning of her reign, the early years of her marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) and relationship with her younger sister Margaret (Vanessa Kirby),... Continue Reading →

Moonstone: a Favorite Gemstone

Carved Moonstone from the National Gem Collection Moonstones are beautiful gems from the Earth.  During the summer while researching gemstones for a custom design project, I came across some interesting gemstone facts from AGTA, the American Gem Trade Association. The ancient Romans theorized that moonstone, with its unearthly shimmer, was formed from frozen moonlight. Moonstones come in a... Continue Reading →

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