July's Birthstone and a Giveaway!

I nearly missed the birthstone for July for my giveaway today ... It's the Ruby! 

A little bit about the Ruby gemstone - A ruby technically is a sapphire, but its prized color has always separated it from similar gems.  Rubies have been found all over the world, including in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Africa, Australia and the USA. Rubies are extremely strong, registering 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. They are as resilient as sapphires and only slightly softer than diamonds.  Diamonds are a 10, which is one of the reasons the ruby is so highly valued, along with the deep color and gorgeous shine.

About the Necklace - I love to make hollow forms out of sterling silver (and on occasion, copper). I have never made a square shape before,so I am pleased with the final design.  It features a GORGEOUS faceted Ruby on the top - which trust me, looks so much better in person! My pictures just do not capture the sparkle and deep red color of this beautiful gem.  The pendant includes a patterned 18" sterling silver oval chain, which fastens securely with a lobster clasp. (I procured the Ruby from Rosy on the Rocks - link here - their faceted gemstones are the best!)



How to Enter to Win this Necklace!

Just leave a comment on this blog post OR my Facebook post that advertises this Giveaway.  One entry is all you need - duplicates will not be "counted".

I will pick a winner in a few days!

Once again - thank you so much for stopping by!




July birthstone

The necklace is beautiful as is everything that I have purchased in the past.

My moms birthday was 7/11 and she turned 85. She has been the recipient of much of the jewelry I have purchased.

Stunning as always!

A stunning piece as all your pieces are!! I love rubies, and not just because it is my birthstone! The reds are so rich!

I absolutely love all your

I absolutely love all your work. I’ve been following you for quite a while and you are my inspiration. I gave up metalsmithing when my grandson was born so I could turn the room into a nursery/playroom. Watching your work has me wanting to get back into it. Beautiful work and ruby is my birthstone! I can’t wait to see what you make next.

It is absolutely beautiful!

It is absolutely beautiful!

July Birthstone

Gorgeous work! I love rubies, it is not my birthstone, but it is my Mom’s, Aunt’s, 2 Uncles’ cousin’s, and nephew’s birthstone, so many birthdays in July in my family. I love your work it never disappoints.

Beautiful work..I admire your

Beautiful work..I admire your artistry and craft..
My only talent is to amire your skill.

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