GREETINGS and WELCOME TO ARTLOOK GEM GARDEN!
PLEASE PICK THE FLOWERS!
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Hello and Welcome to my Gemflower™ Garden! Here you will find the entirely new and exclusive Gemflower™ Earrings, created with a multitude of wonderful hand-faceted gemstones, artfully fashioned into blooming flowers as stud earrings. Gold-filled flatbacks pierce earring studs with a generous stem, combined with the largest earring nuts (3/8″), complete these powerful jewels. My experience in wearing them has been truly interesting in that…people just keep standing there looking at them, even when we’ve finished talking about whatever we need to say. I’m always surprised at the respect I get wearing them into any store where previously, none was forthcoming. The Gemflowers™ are a slight throwback to the ’50s Italian style, but the liveliness of the real faceted gemstones keeps them fascinating.
About the maker: I am a gardener, Gemologist and Jeweler. I use all my experience in the jewelry trades, combined with a love of stones and flowers, to produce them. To my knowledge, the extremely complicated method I use to invisibly put together as many as 15 beads on each earring is completely original and new. Most of the Gemflowers™ earrings are one-of-a- kind pairs. The Gemflowers™ range in diameter from the size of a dime to a bit over the size of a quarter. Please read the sizes given carefully before ordering.
Enjoy browsing through the the Gemflower™ Garden, picking your favorite flowers and/or gemstones! To make these all varied, I have collected every type of hand-cut specialty gemstone available. I even had some gem shapes especially cut for the Gemflowers. New pairs are added daily, so please return often to find your own special ones. Do you need a different Gemflower™ pair to match a particular outfit? If so, please call me or email, and we’ll create one together totally fresh. I can also meet with you and your garden club, or floral business associates to show the current collection of Gemflowers™ in your home or office in either Sonoma or Marin counties in California. Just give me a call or email. The Gemflowers™ are much more delightful in person. At present, the my photos do not do them justice; I’m working on this daily.
In the Hoops Court you will find beautiful gemstones beads and pearls, in all different combinations, that I carefully select and hand-wire onto the gold-filled hoops with gold-filled wire. I am working on a combination hoop/dangle style and will publish them soon. You can choose your favorites by stone, color, and/or size of hoop. I can also custom-make almost any gemstone hoops for you. My current waiting list is 10 days.
In the Bead Meadow, you can wander among several gemstone necklaces and bracelets that I have designed and made. I have quite an eclectic collection. Most jewelry in Bead Meadow is one-of-a-kind. Please call anytime to discuss your preference of length of any necklace or bracelet. Also, if I can find the same or coordinating beads, I’d be happy to make matching earrings to any of the necklaces for you in sterling or gold-filled, so please ask. I do make new necklaces each week, so come back when you need to find a necklace for any new outfit. The bracelets are on magnetic column closures, and also entirely of gemstones.
At Pearl Pond is Pearl jewelry, including some spectacular, multi-strand pearl necklaces with larger sterling silver clasps. They’d be perfect out to dinner or to anywhere special. They light up the face like theatre footlights. I sometimes do special orders for on Pearl necklaces, depending on pearls on hand. I will be developing a line of Pearl earrings soon. I also want to make more of my mixed Pearl necklaces, which everyone loves.
In the Guest Cottage, I offer my fellow artists the opportunity to show and to sell their work. These pieces are all one-of-a-kind, usually available for a short time. Right now there are none for sale.
Under Our Jewelry Stories in Guest Cottage, you are able to read the personal stories about meaningful jewels and/or flowers send by clients. You can have your own story published here by submitting it by email to me at: . I will type it into the Our Jewelry Stores in the Guest Cottage, and you will be a published author. You can do so using your name or not. Thank you for sharing.
If you would like to receive my Quarterly Newsletter announcing any specials and new products, please send your email address on the same address.
In the HANGING GARDENS you will find all my original flower and nature inspired dangle earrings, using gold-filled, or sterling silver, and inspired by current and future fashion. I’m always experimenting with new designs and adding to this Section, including designs made with my own special-ordered gemstone beads.
Relax and enjoy wandering around my ARTLOOK GEM GARDEN.
This site has been designed for relaxation, as a garden is designed. Stay as long as you like, and please pick some Gemflowers™ or other jewelry you’ll cherish for years to come. You can also consult the gem information on the following pages. Please feel free to call me with any questions at 1-800-ARTLOOK. Or email me at . Have fun!
Please wear my jewelry in Good Health and Enjoy!
Mary Jane St. Amand,
Graduate, British Gemmological Society
Graduate, Deutsches Gemmologishe Gessellschaft
Telephone: 800-278-5665 (8am to 8pm-7 days/week/Pacific Time)
Address: P O Box 2571, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
All items ordered from ARTLOOK GEM GARDEN are packed carefully with some kind of a special flower connected gift, and shipped within a few days, by insured US Post Office. Shipping is free at present. Currently, I ship orders only in all 50 states of the United States and Canada. Please do read and follow all directions on cleaning, handling and care which are sent with your selections.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL SALES OF JEWELRY ON THIS WEBSITE ARE FINAL.
NO RETURNS FOR REFUNDS, EXCHANGES OR CREDITS
All workmanship is guaranteed for ordinary wear for one year. After one year, there is a $20 minimum for jewelry repairs, except for Gemflowers™ ($40 minimum for Gemflower™ repairs, which usually take me 3 to 4 hours to take apart and redo) PLUS materials and shipping charges. Gemstone availability may also be a repair time factor.
If you’ve lost an earring, please let me know and I will try to replace it for you. The cost is one-half of the original cost of the earrings (plus $10 for shipping and insurance), but I cannot always guarantee the exact stones will be available to do so. If you mail the remaining one to me, I can match up materials and techniques as closely as possible. Please always email or call me before sending me anything to change or repair.
Jewelry from this site carries no guarantees or warranties against harm from use of any product of any and all kinds. Wearer shall hold maker and her suppliers harmless from any bodily injury which originates in the products, according to California and United States law. By California law, pierced earrings are absolutely not returnable. IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO GOLD FILLED, DO NOT ORDER EARRINGS FROM THIS SITE FOR YOURSELF. However, no one has ever complained about the quality of my earrings, nor said they caused any allergic reactions. I source the best quality materials available from reputable manufacturers and I’ve been wear testing them on myself for several years.
At least 10% (usually more) of the proceeds from sales on this site contribute to the ongoing support of some elderly women in Santa Rosa, either directly as I discover needs, or through organizations. Certain needy individuals contact me for help with medications, rides to grocery stores and to their doctors, their pet care and vet bills. This is merely a continuance of my work here since 2005. Thank you.
STONES OF THE WEEK Sunday Topaz Monday Pearl Tuesday Ruby Wednesday Amethyst Thursday Sapphire Friday Agate Saturday Turquoise BIRTHSTONES, FLOWERS, AND HOROSCOPE STONES Month Birthstone Flower Horoscope January Garnet Carnation or Snowdrop Capricorn February Amethyst, Onyx Violet or Primrose Aquarius March Aquamarine, Amethyst, Onyx Jonquil or Daffodil Pisces April Diamond or Zircon, Rock Crystal Sweet Pea or Daisy Aries May Emerald, Chrysoprase, Green Tourmaline Lily of the Valley Taurus June Pearl, Moonstone Rose or Honeysuckle Gemini July Ruby Larkspur or Water Lily Leo August Peridot Poppy or Gladiolus Cancer September Sapphire, Lapis, Iolite Aster or Morning Glory Virgo October Opal, Tourmaline Calendula or Cosmos Libra November Citrine, Topaz Chrysanthemum Scorpio December Turquoise, Blue Zircon Narcissus or Holly Saggitarius
STATE GEMSTONES AND FLOWERS State Gemstone Flower Alabama Camellia Star Blue Quartz Alaska Forget-me-not Jade Arizona Saguaro Cactus Blossom Turquoise Arkansas Apple Blossom Diamond California California Poppy Benitoite Colorado Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquamarine Connecticut Mountain Laurel None Delaware Peach Blossom None Florida Orange Blossom Moonstone Georgia Cherokee Rose Quartz Hawaii Pualoalo Black Coral Idaho Mock Orange (Syringa) Star Garnet Illinois Purple Violet Fluorite (Mineral) Indiana Peony None Iowa Wild Prairie Rose Geode Quartz Kansas Sunflower None Kentucky Golden Rod Freshwater Pearl Louisiana Magnolia Agate Maine White Pine Cone & Tassel Tourmaline Maryland Black-eyed Susan Agate Massachusetts Trailing Arbutus Rhodonite Michigan Apple Blossom Petrosky Stone Minnesota Pink & White Lady Slipper Agate Mississippi Magnolia Petrified Wood Missouri Hawthorn Galena (Mineral) Montana Bitteroot Sapphire & Agate Nebraska Golden Rod Blue Agate Nevada Sagebrush Turquoise & Fire Opal New Hampshire Purple Lilac Smoky Quartz New Jersey Violet None New Mexico Yucca Flower Turquoise New York Rose Almandine Garnet North Carolina American Dogwood Emerald North Dakota Wild Prairie Rose Flint Ohio Scarlet Carnation Flint Oklahoma Mistletoe None Oregon Oregon Grape Sunstone Pennsylvania Mountain Laurel (Pending) Rhode Island Violet Bowenite (Mineral) South Carolina Yellow Jessamine Amethyst South Dakota Pasque Flower Agate Tennessee Iris Freshwater Pearls Texas Blue Bonnet Topaz Utah Sego Lily Topaz Vermont Red Clover Grossular Garnet Virginia American Dogwood (Pending) Washington Coast Rhododendron Petrified Wood West Virginia Rhododendron Fossilized Coral Wisconsin Wood Violet (Pending) Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Wyoming Jade
Some people believe that crystals have these properties.
Crystal Properties Crystal Property Amber Healer Amethyst Stimulates the intellect Bloodstone Gives courage Chalcedony Powerful cleanser, esp. for mothers Citrine Carries power of the sun; regenerator Hematite Aids circulation Jade Aids integration of mind and body; helpful dreams Jasper Imparts determination Labradorite Mystical; protective; raises consciousness Lapis Lazuli Opens third eye; thought amplifier Malachite Enhances intuition; deep emotional healing Moonstone Feminine energy; enhance psychic ability Onyx Strength giving; balances yin and yang energies Opal Strengthens will to live; brings lightness Peridot Releases negative patterns; enhances confidence Quartz Raises energy; aids concentration Rutilated Quartz Antidepressant; relieves fears; stimulates growth Smoky Quartz Brings emotional calmness; relieves pain Tourmalinated Quartz Harmonizes opposites Rhodochrosite Helps confront fears; improves self-worth Sapphire Wisdom stone; focuses the mind Serpentine Spinel Insight into material problems; gives stamina Sunstone Instills good nature; heightens intuition Tiger’s Eye Talisman against curses; grounding; helps manifest will Topaz Vibrant energy brings joy and abundance Tourmaline Mental healer; cleanses and transforms energy Turquoise Efficient healer; dispels negative energy