Chinese Zodiac Aniaml Signs

Posted by Debbie Barlow on 16th Jul 2017

The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each year is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to that year.Many Chinese believe that the year of a person's birth is … read more

Semi-Precious Stones vs. Precious Stones

Posted by on 10th Jul 2016

What is the difference between precious stones and semi-precious stones? The dictionary describes semi-precious stones as being less valuable than precious stones. But, of course, that isn’t al … read more

Jaspers of the Oregon Idaho Area

Posted by on 22nd Apr 2016

Oregon and Idaho have produced some of the most well-known and lovely patterned porcelain jaspers and picture jaspers in the world.Jasper is a member of the chalcedony family.Chalcedony, pronounced … read more