About Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry

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Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry personally creates unique and stylish jewelry, which enhances the natural beauty in all women using high quality Gemstones and Swarovski Crystal beads, together with 14K Gold Filled and Sterling Silver.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thank you

Thank you to Studio Nails at Redmond Town Center, Green Apple Catering, Tracy Cromwell with NuSkin, and Mindy Spicer with Lucy Loves Ethel, and all the friends and customers who came to our event Tuesday night. I had so much fun.
Green Apples food was fantastic and presentation was lovely; The brushetta was the best I've tasted.  Thank you so much

Please visit;
Lucy Loves Ethel at lucylovesethel.com
Green Apple Catering at greenappleec.com

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Studio Nails Redmond Towne Center- near Spazzos

We are excited to have Green Apple Events & Catering providing our Hors d'Oeuvres Platters for the evening!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Trunk Show-Studio Nail, Redmond, WA

I'm really looking forward to our trunk show next Tuesday night at STUDIO NAILS in Redmond Town Center!
 
I've been busy creating new earrings and I have come up with a new design I am excited to showcase. 
 
Please stop by and check out the hottest in beauty treatments & products while shopping Lucy Loves Ethel, a local clothing designer and
Lauren’s Gemstone Jewelry, a local jewelry designer.

Bring a friend; enjoy light appetizers and a glass of wine. 

Win some great prizes. 
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2011                  
TIME: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

VENUE: Studio Nails, Redmond Towne Center

ADDRESS: 7525 166th Ave. NE, Suite 2C, Redmond, WA 98052

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vote for your favorite acronym for the word *B*E*A*D*S*

I’m looking to come up with the best acronym for the word *B*E*A*D*S*
Vote here AND then go to my Facebook page -Facebook.com/LaurensGemstoneJewelry  - "Like"my page and vote for your favorite phrase and a pair of earring will be given to a random winner.  A $30 value.
Voting ends March 29th.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Beauty and Fashion Trunk Show


Enjoy a pleasurable evening at STUDIO NAILS in Redmond Town Center!
Come celebrate spring at a Fashion & Beauty Trunk Show. 
Check out the hottest in beauty treatments & products.
Shop Lucy Loves Ethel, a local clothing designer and
Lauren’s Gemstone Jewelry, a local jewelry designer.

Bring a friend; enjoy light appetizers and a glass of wine. 

Win some great prizes. 


DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2011                  
TIME: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

VENUE: Studio Nails, Redmond Towne Center

ADDRESS: 7525 166th Ave. NE, Suite 2C, Redmond, WA 98052
       
See you there!


 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Have you ever heard the one about the guy who dreamed about laying naked on a bed of money?......................... BEADS are my money!

Sunday I had the pleasure of going to the Seattle Gem and Jewelry show.  One of my favorite things is being in the company of beads, especially A LOT of beads. 

I’ve personally found that there are two very specific shoppers you can spot a mile away - Your “buyer” and your “I’m here looking for a deal” shoppers.  The buyers are dressed to the hilt in professionalism dragging a rolling cart behind them.  Then there are the I’m looking for the deal” people, which are there with their friends, mothers etc.  They are the ones shopping for the best deal for their own- new watch, diamond necklace, gold bracelet etc.

Next, there is a third type of shopper- the small business owners/designer, like myself. I believe we are the shopper these shows are designed to attract.  We love this opportunity to peruse the endless isles of Swarovski crystals and gemstone beads looking for the next creative inspiration to design that unique and fashionable piece of art, affordably, for our personal customers.

Unfortunately, yesterday when I walked the isles I felt NO inspiration.  I don’t know, I suppose I could blame it on being hungry or the fact that my gal pal was sick. 
My wonderful husband did fill in for her (but I suspected he would probably prefer to get a root canal) or it could be that I went looking for only two specific things only to find out they would be cheaper through my usual source (then to top it off, finding out one booth over charged me by $22.)

Although, one unexpected pleasure of my afternoon was, I did thoroughly enjoy the one on one time I had with my hubby, we had some time to check in with each other, and those moments are invaluable.

With all that said, I do LOVE being around my husband AND all these strands of beautiful baubles.  Inspiration comes at varied times….bring it on!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquake

¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸PRAYER WAVE¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸
Going out to all those affected in Japan and everywhere else affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Blog

Let me know if there is anything specific you might like me to blog about. I am open to ideas.
thanks for visiting

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Aquamarine- March Birthstone

Since it is March, I thought I would start by giving some fun facts and lore about the Aquamarine – the birthstone for March

The name Aquamarine came from the Latin word “Aqua Marina” which means "water of the sea"

FACTS-

Aquamarines are a member of the beryl family (the same family as Emeralds) and ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue-to-blue-green or teal.

The deeper the blue aqua color is the more desirable and expensive.

Aqua's rate a 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness
Mohs Scale-

What is the Mohs scale?  A method that relates minerals on the scale of “scratchability”.  Meaning one mineral is “harder” than another is.
The hardness is measured against the scale by finding the hardest or softest mineral each can scratch.  For example if the Aqua is an 8 on the scale it can scratch (is harder than) Quartz which is a 7, but is not as hard as Corundum (Ruby and Sapphire) which are a 9 on the scale.
A Diamond rates the highest, a 10 on this scale. 

LORE-

Many Greek and Roman sailors would wear “sailor’s gems” or aquas as charms because they believed it would ensure protection for them on the high seas and the calming blue color would help to prevent seasickness.