Monthly Archives: April 2011

“What Gemstone Is That?” Series: Labradorite

The gemstone this week is: Labradorite

photo courtesy of crystal-cure.com

Labradorite, [ˈla-brə-ˌdȯr-ˌīt], has a beautiful red, blue, or green iridescence with faint white streaks and darker hues that make this mineral so attractive.  The play of color with this gemstone is enchanting.  Labradorite has been found in many places all over the world like Canada.

Labradorite makes a beautiful presentation in these LunaTeal Jewelry designs:

Quiet Storm

Jewel Rush

 Folklore says labradorite brings strong imagination and gets your creative juices flowing.

References: Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and Emily Gems, joyful crystals and gemstones

Vote LunaTeal Jewelry-‘2011 The Best of Big D: Readers’ Choice Poll’

I received a wonderful email this morning advising that LunaTeal Jewelry has been nominated by D Magazine editors for the 2011 The Best of Big D: Readers’ Choice Poll, Shopping category for Best Jewelry Designer!!!

I am overjoyed!!!  It is truly a huge honor to be nominated and we are in great company but we need your help to rise to the top.

Vote for LunaTeal Jewelry

Starting Monday, April 25th thru Sunday, May 8th, please click the above link or log on to dmagazine.com/bestofbigd2011, go to question 25 and vote for LunaTeal Jewelry. 

Not near a computer?  Want to vote from your smartphone?  Use the D Magazine mobile site at dmagazine.com to cast your vote for LunaTeal Jewelry! 

You can vote once an hour every day so please vote for us often.

Every vote counts!!!  Thank you for your support.

 

 

LunaTeal Jewelry at The Pink Hanger

It is with great pleasure that I announce a wonderful new retail location for LunaTeal Jewelry!

The Pink Hanger-Colleyville, TX

The Pink Hanger, a super chic clothing & home furnishings boutique in Colleyville, TX.

If you are in the North Texas area, take the quick ride out to Colleyville to visit the great staff at The Pink Hanger. While you’re there, ask to see the LunaTeal Jewelry! 

“What Gemstone Is That?” Series: Kyanite

The gemstone this week is: Kyanite

photo courtesy of crystal-cure.com

Kyanite, [ˈkī-ə-ˌnīt], is a very fragile mineral that comes in colors that range from colorless to gray, yellow, orange, blue and blue-green.  Most commonly found colors of kyanite are blue and blue-green.  Kyanite has been found in many places all over the world like the United States and Brazil.

Kyanite makes a beautiful presentation in these LunaTeal Jewelry designs:

Calypso Breeze

Countess

Jewel Rush

 Folklore says kyanite brings balance and tranquility.

References: Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and Emily Gems, joyful crystals and gemstones

Spring Has Sprung Custom Design Event

“I love those earrings; do they come in other gemstone options?” “I really like blue.” “Do you have any citrine?” “I would like to use rubies in this piece.”

Everyone loves an opportunity to customize a piece of jewelry.  After the huge success of our December Custom Design Event, we are doing it again! We are having a Spring Has Sprung Custom Design Event.

Starting April 17th thru May 1st save 10% on custom design purchases plus we are waiving the custom design fee.

Let your imagination run wild as you contemplate how to put your spin on the styles below or dream up your signature piece and let us execute your vision. Here at LunaTeal, we like to call it U Jewelry.

Many pieces from our line can be customized but here are some of the most popular options:

 

This spring we are welcoming hand wire wrapped rings back to the line. These rings are delicate, eye-catchers and can be customized with your favorite gemstones. Rings are offered in 14k gold-filled starting at $15 or sterling silver starting at $10.

The much-anticipated necklace Jewel Rush is finally here! Featuring 7 dangling gemstones, this stunning necklace can be customized with your favorite gemstones. The necklace is offered in 14k gold-filled starting at $90 or sterling silver starting at $85.

Our popular 2 Jewels & A Charm is a delicate, uncomplicated necklace. You select the jewels & the charm…it’s that simple! The necklace is offered in 14k gold-filled starting at $45 or sterling silver starting at $40.

For details on gemstone & charm availability or other U Jewelry custom design services, email me at Leslie@lunateal.com.

“What Gemstone Is That?” Series: Apatite

The gemstone of the week is: Apatite

Apatite, of the rich blue-green shade, makes a beautiful presentation paired with Blue Topaz and Snow Quartz in our Wet My Apatite earrings.

Apatite, [ˈa-pə-ˌtīt], is a very fragile mineral that comes in colors that range from colorless to blue, blue-green, pink or brown.  Most seen colors of apatite are blue and blue-green.  Apatite has been found in many places all over the world like Mexico, South Africa and the United States. 

Folklore says blue apatite increases awareness, inspiration and enlightens the mind. 

References: Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and Emily Gems, joyful crystals and gemstones

“What Gemstone Is That?” Series: Prehnite

Often times I am asked “What gemstone is that?” or “Is that gemstone real?”  LunaTeal Jewelry uses only natural, from the earth gemstones in all of our pieces.  Gemstones may be color enhanced via an industry standard process however the materials themselves are genuine.

“We’ll why have I not heard of some of the gemstones you use?”  I’m glad you asked! 

Sourcing gemstones to create our beautiful jewelry is one of the highlights of the creative process for me.  Being that I have collected natural faceted gemstones for over 10 years, I have come in contact with many gemstones the general consumer public has little knowledge of.  I choose to use some of these lesser known gemstones in the LunaTeal line more frequently to give customers a chance to have something unique.

Each Thursday during the month of April, I will highlight one gemstone found in the LunaTeal line.  The purpose is to help educate consumers on the gemstones many probably will never see in mass quantity in the everyday fine jewelry stores.

The gemstone of the week is:  Prehnite

Prehnite (in the middle) makes a beautiful presentation in our Pet Rock necklace.

 Prehnite, [prey-nahyt, pren-ahyt], is a mineral named after Dutch Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785).  Colors can range from colorless to yellow to yellow green.  Prehnite has been found in many places all over the world like Italy, France, and New Jersey. 

Folklore says prehnite represent unconditional love, relaxes the mind and increases awareness. 

I’m going to start meditating with prehnite!! 

“Ommmmmmmm, ommmmmmmm”.

 

References: Random House Dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and Emily Gems, joyful crystals and gemstones