Private collection

Private collection

My Love for Stones and Jewelry


I think, that worldwide there are few women who are not interested in some kind of jewelry. Through the ages, women have tried to make themselves prettier by adding some colorful stones to their looks.

From the time I was a small girl, I have always loved stones and started collecting them. I think it enhances any outfit if one takes care of the color combination of your clothes and your accessories.


Jewelry can improve your mood.

It will definitely improve your mood when you feel you look nice and one should not forget the positive influence stones can have on your health.


my turquoise ring

My turquoise ring

My first ring

I certainly belong to this group because from a young age on I have been fascinated with all kinds of jewelry. The day my parents gave me my first ring with a small round coral, I must have been some 6 years old, made me happy and I had to show off at school. Once a good friend of my parents (he lived in the US) came to visit. He had 2 big unset Turquoise stones from Mexico and gave them to my mother as a present. In the town, lived a goldsmith who created 2 beautiful rings from these stones, one for my mother and one for me.  I still have this ring.


I discover an auction channel for jewelry

some of my earrings

some of my earrings

Since 2000 I have had satellite TV and one day I discovered a jewelry auction channel. The curious thing is that as in a normal auction the prices go up, here they go down. The auction continues until all pieces are sold and everybody pays the lowest price.  As this company manufactures their own designs and then sells directly to the public the prices are more than competitive. By calling a free telephone number one can participate or one can go shopping online.

Here you see a collection of my earrings with different stones to suit all occasions.


some of my rings

Some of my rings

I went shopping

I found it fascinating to watch, as they have over 500 different stones for sale, also one learns a lot about the history and the mining process. There are pieces in all price categories’ starting at 19 Euros.  Often silver is used and also different grades of gold. I must confess I went a bit extravagant, as it was so cheap, with sometimes a third or less of the current shop price, and bought quite a bit for myself and as gifts for my friends.


Ruby ring and earrings, pearl earrings

Ruby ring and earrings, pearl earrings

Shopping online

Now if you do not like to watch tv for a longer period there are different company’s where you can go shopping for colored stone jewelry online.
With modern technology, you can see the pieces from different angles to get a good idea of how it will look in real life.

I have found an online store where you can purchase crystals, jewelry, polished stones and a whole lot more.  Exquisite Crystals offers all those beautiful gifts Mother Earth has for us, from loose tumbled stones to necklaces and pendants.  The variety of stones goes from, turquoise, jade, quartz, lapis- lazuli, amethyst and much more.




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I grew up doing placer mining for gold and we got lots of copper nuggets too. (Actually more copper than gold). That was ok with me though, I liked the copper better. It comes out of the sand in the creek bottoms a beautiful blue green. If you hammer it or squeeze it in a vice it is the color we think of as copper inside. The largest copper nugget in Alaska came from that very creek where I grew up mining. It weighs 3 tons and was discovered in 1903. It is now in a museum in Fairbanks.

I preferred to be home gardening when I was younger, but now I realize how amazing this opportunity was and wish I could go mining!
I have found the jewelry channels and online bidding sites as well. I went a bit crazy when I found the online bidding site! It was so much fun!

Sep 01.2017 | 09:20 pm


    Good Morning Jessica,

    I envy you a bit for having had this experience of mining. Stones are one of my passions and making this 3 week trip in the US from Denver over Idaho and ending in Seattle, visiting 5 states, in 2016, rock hunting was included. If you should come back to my site take a look at an old post Trip to Portugal,
    where you can see me on the beach fossil hunting. I made a great discovery there of an intact fossil, photos illustrate the whole.

    These jewelry channels are quite addictive, I often have it on while working on the computer so I can have a peep now and then. As I have Astra Satelite TV I get all these German channels, this one is called Juwelo. You call a free number from wherever you are in Europe, hang for hours in the line and when you see something you like you buy it. They also do on the Internet and have gone to the US, quite tempting.

    Thank you for your visit.

    Regards, Taetske

    Sep 02.2017 | 07:46 am


You are right Taetske,
women have been wearing jewelry and natural stones and beautiful gems since as long as history books have been written. Who doesn’t love a bright and shinny object right? Personally I prefer natural materials where possible. I know people who prefer metal jewelry though. We are all special and unique right? That’s one of our greatest gift after all isn’t it? Thank you for sharing.

Sep 10.2018 | 11:50 pm


    Good Morning Glenys,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. All my life I have loved stones and jewelry and by now I have quite a collection. Actually, I sometimes give things away as it is getting a bit too much. I also inherited some nice things from my Mother and grandmother and wearing these pieces bring back some lovely memories. Wishing you all the best.

    Regards, Taetske

    Sep 11.2018 | 07:08 am

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