Gotta Love Those Pearls!

We’ve got some fun news!  Wire-sculpture.com has written up a great Gem Profile blog article about pearls.  (If you’re interested in learning about gemstones, their weekly Gem Profile series is very educational)  Not only are we huge fans of pearls, we love the fact that they included one of our bracelets in their blog!

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First Leaves of Spring, a lovely bracelet strung with freshwater pearls and petite peridot coin beads. Click the photo to see the listing on Etsy!

Pinterest!

That’s right, Drakestail Jewellery now has a Pinterest account. We’ve been searching the web for our favourite things, and have been pinning them all for you to enjoy. Click here to visit our account and see what we’ve been up to!
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New treasury: Monday’s Child


‘Monday's Child’ by Drakestail

This treasury is inspired by my sweet little girl, born on a chilly Monday morning. The title comes from the nursery rhyme: Monday's Child is fair of face…

INSTANT DOWNLOAD Girls Dress Pattern PDF Pattern Dress Sewing Pattern  sizes 6m through to 10 years "Avril Dress" - PaintMyQuilt
INSTANT DOWNLOAD Girls …

$4.95
Personalized Nursery Art, Decor for Baby Nursery, Kids and Children Rooms. 10x10 Custom Photo Canvas - trendypeas
Personalized Nursery Ar…

$59
Yellow petti lace romper- lace petti romper with straps-lace romper-MANY COLORS to choose from in our store - ThinkPinkBows
Yellow petti lace rompe…

$16.95
Raw amber teething necklace. Maximum pain relief - Gumstone
Raw amber teething neck…

$14.99
Baby Barefoot Sandals, Barefoot Sandals, Baby Shoes, Baby Headbands - SecretBlossom
Baby Barefoot Sandals, …

$5.49
Stuning Baby Headband,Newborn Headband, Baby girl Headband,Shabby chic Headband, Christening Headband,Vintage Inspired Headband,Baby Bows. - ThinkPinkBows
Stuning Baby Headband,N…

$9.95
11x14 Custom Kids Portrait Hand Painted Children Art Oil Painting New Born Birthday Gift - AnastassiaArt
11×14 Custom Kids Portr…

$135
Dust me Up Baby Powder - Maplecreeksoap
Dust me Up Baby Powder

$9.5
NEW Sweet Boo 5x7 African American art print - MossyRockDesigns
NEW Sweet Boo 5×7 Afric…

$10
baby bird starter kit with our new baby bird bottom powder...natural, organic skin care for baby - flyingbirdbotanicals
baby bird starter kit w…

$29.95
Cloth Doll eco-friendly rag doll, she has bamboo yarn hair and is stuffed with corn fiber - RagDollsRising
Cloth Doll eco-friendly…

$50
Cream with Pink Trim All Around Ruffle Sassy Pants Diaper Cover Panty Skirt Fabric Tutu - SherbetBaby
Cream with Pink Trim Al…

$45
Baby Headband, Baby Tiara, Crystal & Pearl Tiara Headband, Princess Tiara, Baptism, Christening, Newborn Toddler Child Girls Headband - TheFairyFactoryShop
Baby Headband, Baby Tia…

$8.95
Custom Portrait Sketch Art- 8x10-Original Drawing Painting From Photo- Children, Event Gift,Mixed Media - lauraprill
Custom Portrait Sketch …

$100
Pouf Ball Blanket Newborn Photography Prop BabyBirdz / Cricket Creations Poufy Children Photography Poufball Baby Blanket - BabyBirdz
Pouf Ball Blanket Newbo…

$65
SQUEAKY SQUIRT Baby Soap - HeartJCreations
SQUEAKY SQUIRT Baby Soa…

$3.25

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

A sapphire in every girl’s handbag?

According to this article from CNN, the next generation of smartphone screens may be made of manufactured sapphire.  Rating a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, sapphires are second only in hardness to diamonds.  Significantly tougher than the glass currently used, the major stumbling block seems to be price.

I don’t know about you, but I’d pay the extra $30 to make my phone’s screen nearly indestructible!

Blue diamonds are a girl’s best friend

A diamond mine in South Africa as unearthed a spectacular beauty: a blue diamond reported to be worth more than $10 million dollars.

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The stunning new blue diamond from the Cullinan mine, South Africa. Photo courtesy BBC News.

Renowned for other stunning blue diamonds such as the Star of Africa blue diamond, I think the Cullinan mine is a place I’d love to visit if I ever made it to that part of the world. I’d bet that would be an exciting place to be able to sift around in the dirt.

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Can’t afford that South African beauty? Check out these gorgeous rough blue diamonds on Etsy!
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