Hello and welcome! My name is Danielle, I’m passionate about gemstones, and I’m very excited to share my passion on this blog. I have a degree in geology, and as of February 2014, I am a Graduate Gemologist!
I’m a web designer and social media specialist, with over fifteen years’ experience. (I also do print design, if you’re interested.) I maintain over 100 websites, with a focus on small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the tourism industry, particularly Chambers of Commerce.
I love making jewelry, especially earrings, pendants and bracelets! I work with wire, strung beads, gemstones and crystals, and resin. I’m keen to learn metal-working and jewelry design, and I’d like to try lapidary at least once. (I also want to go gold-panning this year. There’s gold in them thar hills!)
I love spaceflight and astronomy; find my (other) blog at silver-rockets.com, and on Twitter at @silverrockets. I saw two of the last three space shuttle launches; one as a STS-133 #NASATweetup participant. It was fantastic! I also like architecture, art history, science fiction and fantasy, and poetry.
At Many Faceted, I’ll be writing about gemstones, their history and lore, and random interesting things I learn as I step into “the industry” and work toward my Graduate Gemologist diploma. Any gem adventures I have will be chronicled. I will periodically talk about gem books I like, online resources as I find them, and new additions to my modest gem collection. I’m very fond of photos!
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If I review a book, usually I own it, read it and love it. If I’m given one for purposes of review, or I’m benefiting in some way by posting, I’ll let you know. Even if you offer me wads of cash, I won’t feature a book here that I don’t actually like, love or use regularly.