the rich colors
of natural gem stones.
A part of me wants to keep this source of naturally
heavenly bling all to myself…but you…well, YOU are too lovely.
From Collection XIV, “Merron”: pyrite druzies
set into sterling silver bezels brushed for softness.
These Nixin lovelies
knocked me out.
and intricate sophistication
characterize the designs of
Can we talk accessorizing for a moment?
No worries, next post it’s back to quantum physics!
What could be more naturally lovely
than precious and semi-precious stones
collected from the heart of a beautiful planet
and incorporated into artful pieces to wear?
Diamond seed rings – gently hammered matte bands
L.A. based designer Nicki Gluckman
created two collections:
Many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind.
Is it just me, or is the mass of hammered rings above
not mesmerizing and working out something very
spiritual in the soul?
crater from meteor in Algerian Sahara
While browsing Nixin’s collections,
my thoughts keep turning toward
the magnificence of the earth
and the idea that the simplicity
of a delicate band of metal,
the sparkle of a smoky quartz,
volcanoes – Chilean/Argentinian border
or even the fiery blaze of opal
Belladonna in blush – rose-cut sapphires
wields a power
to re-orient our attention
to so much overlooked beauty
all around us.
I need such reminders…do you?
From the thirsty corners of the globe…
Reflections – in grey starlight
to icy ones,
Ruby diamond coins
there is evidence everywhere
from a distance
and up close
Malaspina Glacier – Alaska
It’s a simple thing, yes.
But when we view
gemstones with new eyes…
Great Sandy Desert – Australia
their earthly splendor
You will LOVE visiting
whether your bling cupboard
is overflowing with sparkle
These are pieces I truly want to collect!
Nicki has an incredible “friends event” sale
right now and is also offering my blog readers
a special, non-advertised discount
by simply mentioning the blog in
the “note” box on etsy so
please mention Hello Lovely!
(Just convo Nicki
about a piece in which
to inquire about final price.)
Have I lost you at “note” box or “convo?”
Email me if you need help!
Were you aware you were living
on such a magnificent planet?