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What is Ethiopian Silver?

Is It Actually Silver? Ethiopian silver contains absolutely no silver! The “silver” is actually aluminium. The beads have an imperfect, very obviously handcrafted appearance, which is the core of their beauty and charm. You can see that someone handmade them, they are not machine-made, mass-produced items. As you can see, …

The Rock Star – Black Tourmaline and Pyrite Necklace

It is no secret that I have a penchant for chunky gemstone jewelry, especially necklaces – I do love me a great chunky gemstone necklace! One of the latest additions to the Big Skies Jewellery Collection is this pyrite and black tourmaline statement necklace, which I think has to contain …

A Fascination with Facets

Facets are flat faces on geometric shapes.  Gemstones commonly have facets cut into them in order to improve their appearance by allowing …


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