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​The exhibition Polychrome: Color in Studio Jewelry at Aaron Faber Gallery

Posted by Keiko Mita and John Speaks on

Sweet Briar Pendant by K.MitaThe exhibition Polychrome: Color in Studio Jewelry at Aaron Faber Gallery opened May 9. The gallery was full of interesting people. Thank you Aaron Faber for asking me to participate and for all of my friends who support me. The exhibition runs from May 9-June 17. Please stop by when you are in New York City.

Amethyst Gem Lock Ring by K.Mita

The exhibition focuses on colorful jewelry in honor of the Spring season. I have several rings and other pieces of jewelry in the exhibition, but there is a wide selection from some wonderful jewelry artists. So get on down to Midtown Manhattan for some beautiful art jewelry.

Opening Night at Aaron Faber Gallery

Trunk Show April 28-29 at Alchemy 9.2.5 in Belmont, MA

We are having a trunk show at  ALCHEMY 9.2.5 in Belmont, MA just outside of Boston. Please visit us the evening of April 28 and/or all day April 29.  ALCHEMY 9.2.5 is a wonderful contemporary jewelry and fine craft gallery that features beautiful handmade works, including gold and silver studio jewelry, ceramics, wearables, sculpture and glass. We are so happy [...]

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Tanzanite is December's Birthstone

Yes, it’s true. There are three birthstones for December: Zircon, Turquoise, and Tanzanite! All of them come in various shades of blue -- fitting for the beginning of winter. I would like to focus on Tanzanite, which was discovered  in 1967 by a Masai tribesman in northeastern Tanzania. Tanzanite is actually a blue to violet to bluish purple variety of zoisite. Usually Tanzanite [...]

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The Making of Thanksgiving as a Holiday

Thanksgiving is around the corner! Until recently it was very warm in New York City, so we didn’t realize how close it is to the holiday season. We were watching the cooking channel the other day and learned that President Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday of every November as Thanksgiving day. That was in 1863, and it remained that [...]

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If Its November it Must be Citrine

I love Fall colors: turning leaves and pumpkins – orange and brown hues. It also reminds me of the deep Citrine color that is November’s birthstone! Citrine is a type of quartz, pale yellow to brownish orange.  Rare in nature, its color comes from iron and is created by treating amethyst (or in some places smoky quartz) with heat. Most [...]

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Trunk Show Nov 17-20 at Tenth Muse in Maplewood NJ

We are having a trunk show at The Tenth Muse Gallery in Maplewood, NJ from November 17-20. The gallery is in the heart of the village on 170 Maplewood Avenue, a short walk from the train station or an easy drive if you live in northern New Jersey. We are going to be there in [...]

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Tourmaline, October's Other Birthstone

Another birthstone for October is Tourmaline. This is one of my favorite stones in my collection. Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of colors. The reasons for the colors are many, but iron helps to create greens and blues while manganese produces reds and pinks. Radiation, natural or otherwise, often creates pinks and yellows. Rubellite is pink or various [...]

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The Colorful Opal: October Birthstone

October, it is my birth month too! October has two beautiful birth stones: Opal and Tourmaline. I will write about tourmaline later this month, so let’s talk a little about opal. Opal, which is actually hydrated silica, is a very soft and delicate stone. On the hardness scale it is only 5.0-6.5. I normally don’t work with it [...]

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Honored Again: JA Fine Jewelry Editor Preview!

It is Fall. It is one of my favorite times of the year! I am so honored to be selected as part of the JA Annual Fine Jewelry Editor Preview this year -- again! There were so many beautiful and creative jewelry submissions that I was surprised but very happy to get in. Mine is the Crown Ring [...]

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Now Available at Mia Gemma

Happy labor day! I believe we are not suppose to work today and instead relax and enjoy life. Well, too bad; we are working this holiday weekend… We couldn’t get away trip from NYC, so we went to Dovetail, a fine dining restaurant, last night and treated ourselves. I had very strange ice cream for [...]

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