Profile cover photo
Profile photo
David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry
11 followers -
Welcome to the store where women get into trouble and men get out of it.
Welcome to the store where women get into trouble and men get out of it.

11 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
What Makes David Douglas So Different
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Joseph & I had a blast when we visited Chris Ploof.Thanks Chris!
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
This is so cool. Just got back from the Tucson Gem Show and got to see it up close and personal. Cant wait to have them in the store.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
We went and visited Chris Ploof to see how these rings are made and what it was that inspired him to make them
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
18 Cool Things about Opals . . . . 

1. Opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. Of these hues, the reds against black are the rarest, whereas white and greens are the most common. The reds & greens are my favorite.
2. Opals can express every color in the visible spectrum. I love the different color flashes
3. Archaeologist Louis Leakey found six-thousand year old opal adornments in a cave in Kenya. How cool is that
4. In th fall of 2008, NASA announced that it had discovered opal deposits on Mars. How did they get there? 
5. Precious opal consists of spheres of silica of fairly regular size, packed into close-packed planes which are stacked together with characteristic dimensions of several hundred Nano-Meter. This is too much techie talk for me.
6. Fire opals are transparent to translucent opals with warm body colors yellow, orange, orange-yellow or red and they do not usually show any play-of-color, although occasionally a stone will exhibit bright green flashes. That’s what I like about opal so much is how it plays with the light.
7. The most famous source of fire opals is the state of Querétaro in Mexico and these opals are commonly called Mexican fire opals. I know they are opals but they just look funny.
8. Harlequin Opal is classified in three primary types according to its body color supporting the play of colors. These types are black, white and transparent.
9. DownUnder or also known as Australia produces about 97% of the world's opal. Sure would love to go there and see that.
10. Two notable producers of synthetic opals are the companies Kyocera and Inamori of Japan. Most synthetics should be called "imitation opal", as they contain substances not found in natural opals like plastic stabilizers. I love them; they are tough and very colorful.
11. Some types of opal do not display play of color. Among those there is the bulk of orange “fire”, a green variety resembling chrysoprase called prase opal, and a blue green variety found in Peru.
12. Opal is considered the birthstone for people born in October. I think all birthstones should be diamond. Then a mother’s ring would be beautiful. 
13. In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal
14. Eastern people regarded it as the symbol of truth. The Ancient Arabs believed it came from heaven, and that it acquired the play of color from flashes of lightning.
15. The ancient Greeks believed opal could give the person wearing opals the power of foresight. Hmmm?
16. The name Opal comes from the Latin "opalus", which in turn is coming from the Greek "opallios", itself coming from the Sanskrit "upala" meaning precious stone. It’s all Greek to me.
17. The Romans revered opal as the symbol of hope and purity, and believed it could protect from disease.
18. In the Middle Ages, opal was thought to be beneficial for eyesight, some people even believed it could render the wearer invisible. Reminds me of the Incredibles, one of my many favorite movies.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Hello! 
 I'm Abigail Fincannon and I make and design jewelry. Currently, I am working on a line called Mettle for David Douglas Diamonds and Jewelry in Marietta, Georgia. As a 2010 Winthrop University graduate with a BFA in jewelry and metalsmithing, I love forming, hammering, creating, exploring, assembling, and fabricating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. 
 I enjoy the process of creation and rarely sketch out my work before I make it. I love being able to experiment with the metal and explore all the different options and directions I can take a piece.
 On the other hand, I very enjoy making custom pieces for people. I work with simple suggestions and starting points where someone might say "could you make a snowflake ring"... to specific custom designs. I'd love to make something for you, so don't hesitate to send me a message and suggest a design or subject.
 Thanks for stopping by!
 Enjoy!

 Also, check out my website.
 www.mettlebyabby.com 
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
How to Recycle Old Jewelry
Valerie Hoff stopped by David Douglas Diamonds in Marietta GA and learned "Ways to Save" on diamonds & jewelry. See her "Val ues" episode here. . .

http://archive.11alive.com/money/ways_to_save/story.aspx?storyid=180389&catid=289
How to Recycle Old Jewelry |
How to Recycle Old Jewelry |
archive.11alive.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded