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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