As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift for a loved one. And now you have more choices than ever. Get creative and give the ultimate gift of beauty: a fancy-color diamond. Fancy-color diamonds are natural, rare and truly exotic gem of the earth. Diamonds in hues of yellow, red, pink, blue, and green range in intensity from faint to vivid and generally the more saturated the color, the higher the value. In fact, diamonds sparkling with intense color are rare and may be priced higher than a colorless diamond of equal size. Because fancy-color diamonds are very desirable, color is sometimes introduced in a laboratory. These are correctly called color-treated diamonds. When purchasing a fancy-color diamond, the shopper should ask if any enhancements or treatments were used to improve its color and/or clarity.
As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. The availability of high-quality emerald is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly.
I hope you all had a Beautiful Mothers Day! Don't forget to take the photos and make a scrap book page! Mother's Day is a great day to start making Memories! Especially if you are a new Mother!
Mothers Day reminds me of quilts, tea, picnics, yummy homemade food, roses and all the things I shared with my Mother and Grandmother as I grew up. There's nothing like putting together a party and if it's a beautiful day take it outdoors and throw down some quilts to sit on.
Tea at Tiffany's has everything beautiful for tea: (Tea at Tiffanys)
I remember the smell of tea boiling on the stove entering my Grandmothers home. Chicken & dumplings in a huge pot at Moms and taking naps on patchwork quilts made from scraps of all our clothes. As a child I loved snuggling with patchwork buddies like this patchwork teddy with vintage rhinestone buttons for eyes! (A Rose Without a Thorn) Sachets filled with lavender and adorned with vintage jewelry, Maybe Grandma's favorite brooch. Waking up to the yummy smell of cookies hot out of the oven and that beautiful smile on Moms face as she served them to us. Mom always had a special serving plat to make things extra pretty too! Kimberly at Shabby Rose Studio knows all about adding special touches! She paints roses, little blue birds & sweet cherubs on her beautiful wares. ( Shabby Rose Studio)
Mom always had a special touch at decorating too! Putting whimsical artsy things together to make my room extra special like this shabby french chandelier made with teacups & dripping in crystals from The Whimsical World: ( Whimsical World )
One of my favorite things as a little girl was going into Mom's closet! Trying on her clothes and playing with her pretty handbags like these at Anna V Jewelry's shop! ( Anna V Jewelry )
or these awesome purses from Wendy Costa. Vintage or Retro is all in style!
Wendy's original art work is on handmade purses & they are on SALE right now, I LOVE mine & everywhere I go, someone stops me to compliment me on my handbag! (WendyCosta)
I'll always remember my Grand Mother teaching me how to make things! Crafts, once necessary for pure survival are now a work of "Heart" & art! The Country Craft Show Online is the ultimate Craft Mall online! You'll find primitive to whimsy, cut to elegant and everything in between! Have fun shopping there! Have a Craft Shop? Join them! ( Country Craft Show Online
These are just a few of their Shops! You'll have so much fun visiting them! Don't forget to say your Blessing! Feed on the word reminds you with scripture ware to eat on! What a wonderful gift for any occasion. Simple & Elegant to fit every dinner table and remind us all we have so much to be thankful for! ( Feed on the Word )
It's the little things that mean the most and that we will always remember, those little treasures of life. Beautiful Shops wishes all the Mother's & Grand Mother's out there a Beautiful very special day with your loved ones! Remember it's "Family" that truly matters the most and that starts with "Mom".. Speaking of memories in time, Becky is well known for her one of a kind handmade vintage plate clocks! She's has cute butter pat hanging plates too: ( Beckys Rose Cottage)
Check out this fabulous China plate collage! Vintage china, old silverware, broken china would be perfect for this! Camp Divas will take your broken china to make something memorable for you if you don't see exactly waht you want on their site! ( Camp Divas )