Beautiful Blondes With The Blues

June 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

June in New Orleans is hot. Damn hot. Hotter than July (!) and you know I ain’t never lied. (Bad grammar I know, but it’s the local lingo and I’m trying to “blend”). The summer solstice is here. I dream about tropical blue water and sand beaches. Like this:

Gorgeous Sand & Surf. Uncredited. If you know the photographer I would love to credit this amazing shot!

Gorgeous Sand & Surf. Uncredited. If you know the photographer I would love to credit this amazing shot!

The next best place to dream is in my vault. It’s full of magnificent¬†glittery rocks and gems, many of which remind me of the beach, or better yet,¬†they would look good in baubles on the beach!¬†I started digging around and pulled out this scapolite crystal I found in Tucson in February.

Raw Scapolite Crystal

Raw Scapolite Crystal

Scapolites are unusual and fascinating crystals, they help with problem solving, bring inspiration and give you determination and chutzpah. This definitely needed to be in a talisman piece.

Raw Scapolite Crystal, Yellow Beryl, Moss Aquamarine & Sapphire Talisman Necklace

Raw Scapolite Crystal, Yellow Beryl, Moss Aquamarine & Sapphire Talisman Necklace

It went into this necklace with a beautiful golden beryl, for personal power and compassion, and one of my ubiquitous “go to” rocks, a beautiful moss aquamarine drop for a little peace and courage, and there are a couple of little blue sapphire briolettes for truth and faithfulness.

Need a little something to “match”?

Rose Cut Champagne Citrine Earrings With Moss Aquamarine Drops

Rose Cut Champagne Citrine Earrings With Moss Aquamarine Drops

How about these babies: Rose cut champagne citrine earrings with moss aquamarine drops. Not TOO matchy matchy, just very very cool.

I took out a pair of rare tourmaines I’ve been hoarding and created these:

Rose Cut Yellow & Blue Tourmaline Earrings With Champagne Citrines, Champage Diamonds

Rose Cut Yellow & Blue Tourmaline Earrings with Rose Cut Champagne Citrines & Champagne Diamonds

I’m in love with these rose cut delicate yellow tourmalines with pale blue centers. They are the most unusual tourmalines I’ve ever seen. Finished with champagne citrine and champagne diamond drops. These would look great on a blonde OR brunette bombshell. Anybody really, bombshell or not.

Golden rutilated quartz was what I picked up next. These rose cut jewels have some serious “needle” action going on inside, and look fabulous with the rose cut turquoise. I can almost hear the surf.

Rose Cut Golden Rutilated Quartz Earrings with Rose Cut Turquoise & Rutile Briolettes

Rose Cut Golden Rutilated Quartz Earrings with Rose Cut Turquoise & Rutile Briolettes

I brought out a couple of flawless Santa Maria aquamarines. Now usually my preference is flawed stuff, but sometimes even I fall for a traditional rock, when it’s paired with something fun like these carved citrines:

Santa Maria Aquamarine Earrings with Carved Citrines

Santa Maria Aquamarine Earrings with Carved Citrines

FYI: These aquas are BIG. Honkin’ big. 8 (eight!) carats EACH big. Not for scaredy cats. Just saying.

For deep sea excursions:

Rose Cut Iolite Earrings with Citrines

Rose Cut Iolite Earrings with Citrines

Inky blue iolite drops (like the deep sea!) and citrines dangle under rose cut iolites.

At the end of the day, this would be the ulitmate “blue” blonde on the beach:

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

You can get all the details/prices for the jewelry by clicking on the photographs. Happy Summer y’all!

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