Rubies

The shining red birthstone of July is one of the most popular gemstones in the world. Rubies are counted among the original cardinal gemstones, the most highly valued gemstones in history. They’re joined by amethyst, diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. Ruby is part of the Corundum family, along with Sapphires. The difference between the two is … Continue Reading

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoying your independence!?!? We hope so! Independence Day is celebrated across the nation every July 4th with fireworks, food, family, and fun. The first place in the USA to hold any kind of celebration for the holiday was Philadelphia, PA in 1777. Tensions were high and tempers short in the decade leading up to the … Continue Reading

Shimmering Sunstone for Summertime

Lighten your load and amplify your smile with Sunstone 🙂 The Summer Solstice this year was June 21. We began the season filled with the sun shining brightly, so it’s fitting that we discuss one of the brightest gemstones, Sunstone. It is said to uplift and amplify the spirit, opening the heart to the Universal … Continue Reading

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!

The brokers of Beadworks are the best in the business of bringing breathtaking beads to you. To prove we are the paramount purveyors you know us to be, we’re giving you a brilliant bargain. Just for June, all of our pulchritudinous Pearl strands are on sale! Buy any 1 strand of Pearls and get 30% off, … Continue Reading

Marvelous Malachite: Green never looked so good

Malachite, the other beautiful green gemstone, has been linked to emeralds for almost as long as it’s been known. People have been mining it for about as long as emeralds, though malachite was originally found in Israel instead of Egypt. In ancient Egyptian mythology, green had a strong association with death and resurrection, and life … Continue Reading

Introducing the brand new Shamballa Workshop!

Shamballa bracelets, much like their close cousin the mala, are used to help the wearer with focus and meditation. They use basic macrame techniques to create beautiful, intricate pieces of jewelry that suit any occasion. A shamballa can be made with leather or silk or cord in just about any color. They use color theory … Continue Reading