My Love for Stones and Jewelry


Private collection

Private collection

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 the group of women who love jewelry. From a young age, 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.

When your collection of jewelry grows over time, it is a good idea to get a beautiful jewelry chest. You have your things organized. The pieces cannot scratch each other, and you will find the piece you want to wear on that day immediately.

Now that I am older, I have made a list of the pieces I want to give my family members or girlfriends. I will be happy knowing other people will enjoy wearing these pieces.



I discover an auction channel for jewelry

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.


some of my earrings

Some of my earrings


As this company manufactures its own designs and then sells directly to the public, the prices are more than competitive. By calling a free telephone number, one can take part or one can go shopping online. Here you see a collection of my earrings with original 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 companies 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 they 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.





If you spent money on jewelry, buy genuine stuff. Custom jewelry can be nice, but a real stone set in silver or gold will last many generations.

I have made a special page for you. It holds a collection of things you might find interesting. Before you leave, take a look at Recommendations.


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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


This was such a detailed and well written article on jewelries that I actually read it twice to be sure that I completely understood all of the reasons why you decided to write on the topic. I’m a fan of lovely and attractive jewelry especially when it is gold.  Well, that review of yours was 100% justified.

Mar 01.2019 | 01:43 pm


    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for your comment. Nice to see you again.

    Yes, I can get carried away with jewelry. I like to collect it and of course, wear it. Over the many years I have obtained many pieces and to tell you the truth I like it all. Many pieces hold special sentimental value.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 01.2019 | 02:33 pm


The jewellery looks nice and I can see why having it and wearing it can make someone feel more happier. So what is it that makes this jewellery unique though? As I am looking something for my wife, and I think she would appreciate something unique.   

I also think that different stone’s can help create a different mood in a person – do you agree?

Mar 01.2019 | 01:47 pm


    Good afternoon Kash,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    I am sure your wife will appreciate a nice and unique piece of jewelry. Stones can influence your mood and I would suggest you have a look at the link below the post. You might find a nice stone there.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 01.2019 | 02:41 pm


This is really interesting about this article review. It reminded me of my childhood days, I love picking ruby stones, now I have been searching for where to get the original stuff. Am so happy I come across this useful piece of information about this topic. What I would like to ask is that is there any form of guarantee on these products. Thank you.

Mar 01.2019 | 01:48 pm


    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Nowadays it is something normal to buy on the Internet. Normally you have the option to return something if you do not like it. The link I have at the bottom of my post is a trusted company so personally, I would not hesitate to go shopping there.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 01.2019 | 02:49 pm


I am a lover of precious metals. Though I like jewelrries but for the sake of my religion I don’t put it on but atimes the urge to do so surface but I still suppress it coz am in charge. Jewelry makes some people to look more attractive though it actually depends on the kind of jewelry and the dress you putting on. 

Mar 01.2019 | 01:50 pm


    Good afternoon Kenechi,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    Jewelry has existed throughout the ages. You tell me that because of your religion you do not wear jewelry. I wonder if the women of your religion neither wear jewelry?

    Whatever happens, it is important that your outfit looks harmonious with the jewelry you wear so there I agree with you. 

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 01.2019 | 03:00 pm


Hi Taetske,

I have just read your article on unique jewelry and I appreciate your thoughts on that. You said the truth about the jewelry. Women are very addictive about jewelry but men also have an interest in jewelry. I have also a weakness for stones. I would like to buy one soon, so I wonder if the company you talk about is a trusted one? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Mar 01.2019 | 01:52 pm


    Good afternoon Tawhid,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Nowadays it is very normal to buy on the internet. You normally have a guaranty and can send it back if you are not happy with the product. The company I mention at the bottom of my post is a well known and trusted company.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 01.2019 | 03:07 pm


Even now, men are incorporating jewelry into their dressing, it’s not just a woman thing. I have my little boy begging to wear earrings or necklace because they too love the look of it and are attracted to it. I must confess I haven’t always been a jewelry person but in the last 10years, maybe due to the influence of my sisters, I have become a fan too, collecting jades(which are my absolute favorites). 

I too am a fan of those online jewelry auction site, I found one 10years ago and have been taken since then. By the way, your pieces of jewelry are so beautiful!!!! 

Mar 01.2019 | 02:48 pm


    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Those jewelry auction sites can be a real temptation as it is so easy to buy be it online or over the telephone. I still look now and then but not as often as in the past. At my age, I should start thinking of giving some jewelry away instead of collecting more of it.

    Nice to hear you like to collect jade, I remember seeing some stunning antique pieces.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 01.2019 | 03:36 pm


Great website, Taetske! Never knew much about these places but I like how you tie it in with the beauty of stones, beauty products and also YT videos about these fascinating sites. Your ads relate to your site which makes it more appealing vs. distracting.

Mar 23.2019 | 08:06 pm


    Good evening Sharon,

    Thank you for your comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?
    Nice to hear you like the different things you found on here. I have loved stones since I was a small girl and have quite a nice collection. Soon I will go on a little trip to a National Park some 3 hours away from home. Hope to find some nice stones and or fossils.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 23.2019 | 09:07 pm


Hi Taetske, I am intrigued by your website! I never have had much jewelry. I had some jewelry stolen from our home many years ago, and have relied more on costume jewelry since then. The jewelry I now have would probably be called costume jewelry. You have quite a fine lot of jewelry. I am glad I came across your website, and may soon return again.

May 17.2021 | 04:08 pm


    Good Morning Carolyn,

    Thank you for your visit and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Stones are one of my hobbies. Some years ago, I got a rock tumbler for my birthday. Whenever we go on a trip, I look for stones. In the 1970s I worked a lot with my metal detector. I might not find treasures but I would find interesting stones.

    I started this website having stones in mind but over time it changed into an environmental site. Well, it is all related to Mother Earth.

    Regards, Taetske

    May 18.2021 | 06:26 am

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