"There are so many crevices and secrets...it's interesting to go and find little remnants of the past."....but I hadn't figured out how to do it elegantly.
When preparing to design a... Continue reading
Five questions with artist Ashley Crowe, probably better known as your instagram nail obsession, @Astrowifey. Beloved by Chicagoans and beyond, she's as talented as she is kind. We sat down with her in her Jefferson Park studio.
Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Some believed that it protected its owner from “terrors of the night,” especially when it was set in gold. Others strung the gems on donkey hair and tied them around... Continue reading
Calling all July babes!
This month's birthstone? The ever-enchanting ruby. A 9.0 on the Mohs scale, rubies are just shy of a diamond in hardness, and are the most valuable per carat of all the colored gemstones. They can be semi-transparent to opaque, and range in hue from anywhere from light pink to a... Continue reading