What is the January Birthstone?

I hope you had a happy, safe and healthy holiday season!

As we finally close the doors on 2020, it’s time to celebrate those January babies out there!

The birthstone for January is garnet, a gemstone that has enjoyed a rich history in jewelry. 

Before we get into the details of this popular gemstone, let’s get to know a little more about our friends born in January. 

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December Zodiac Signs

December Birthstones: Your Official (and Unofficial!) Guide

It’s been such a crazy year, can you believe we finally made it to the end?

 

As the insanity of 2020 comes to a close and various holidays are on the horizon, there’s also quite a few birthdays to celebrate! 

 

I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a little bit about my favorite December birthstones,  Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, and Zircon.

 

Before diving in, let’s take quick look at the zodiac signs for December, shall we?

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What is demi-fine jewelry graphic

What is Demi-Fine Jewelry?

You’ve likely heard of fine jewelry before, and I’d be willing to bet that you’ve heard of costume jewelry – but what about demi-fine jewelry?

It’s a term that’s popped up in the last few years and has gained popularity only recently, so now seemed like the perfect time to demystify the subject. 

To understand what demi-fine jewelry is, it’s helpful to understand the difference between fine jewelry and costume jewelry. Let’s take a look!

 

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Work in Progress | Coral Necklace

ZKD Upcycling Spotlight: Annika’s Coral Necklace

Did you know that I’ve been upcycling since I started my business over fifteen years ago? 

Back then, I would have referred to it as customization, or making alterations, but the underlying goal is still the same – reusing old materials and creating something new!

The process has stayed the same over the years, and I’d love to tell you all about a recent project for Annika, a sustainable fashion designer here in Berlin. Let’s take a look!

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Zurina Ketola Designs Howlite Necklace and Alta Gracia Berlin Sparkle T-shirt.

ZKD Updates: Live, Learn + Save 20% in Store!

During the early stages of lock down in March, I moved back to my home studio to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

It was a practical decision, but it worked out so well, I’m moving out of my shop space next Monday.

It was a great experience and I learned a lot about my creative process. It only makes sense to let you enjoy some perks too, right? Starting Wednesday, all of my jewelry at Studio Hertzberg will be 20% off!

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ZKD Moss Aquamarine Infinity Necklace / Bracelet

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is coming on Sunday, May 10th, and this year those little things are going to be more meaningful than ever. Showing your gratitude during these times will bring a smile to her face. Whether you’re under the same roof or sending your gift from afar, a sparkling gift to remind her how much you care is sure to brighten her day.

I’ve listed the top picks from the online shop to make your mom feel special this year. Even better? You can save 10% on your purchase with code: MOTHERSDAY2020

 

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