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 bachelor’s degree in geology, and I am a GIA Graduate Gemologist. I offer gemstone ID as a freelance consultant, mostly through local rock clubs and rock shows, and offer periodic gem ID clinics at Crater Rock Museum in Central Point, Oregon.
I love making jewelry, especially rings, pendants, and bracelets! Mostly I fabricate gem/stone-set jewelry in sterling silver, but I also work with wire, strung beads, gemstones and crystals, and resin. Occasional lapidary, amateur rockhound.
(This biography was woefully out of date, so I’m deleting the rest, but I’ll get around to writing something soonish.)
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