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Strands of opal beads at gem show

25 Gem Show Survival Tips from a Jeweler & Gemologist

Since we are heading to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show this week, I'm sharing 25 tips from a trained jeweler and graduate gemologist on how to survive (and enjoy) shopping at a Gem Show.
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18 for 2018

I am absolutely relishing the start of 2018. New Years is one of my favorite holidays! I am a passionate list maker and New Years is the one specia...
Collaged image of Sea and Stone Jewelry founder collecting seashells in three locations

Seashells: How we collect & create with them!

Today was our second ever Jewelry Trivia Tuesday! Each Tuesday, we will ask a question relevant to our jewelry, materials, processes, etc. The firs...
Completed Sea and Stone Jewelry design with silk tassel pearls gemstones and seashell design

Behind-the-scenes of a Silver Seashell

One of the first, most basic skills a jeweler learns is how to use a jeweler's saw. In fact, my first metalsmithing project as a SCAD student was t...
Sea and Stone founder Megan Connelley examining stone through her microscope

Graduate Gemologist!

This week was huge for me! I've been working on my gemology degree from GIA since 2012. Over the past two years, I've learned all about colored gem...
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

It has been four months since I took the plunge out of my desk job and into the world of entrepreneurship, and finally this week I will have someth...