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Where Blavk Jewelry has been: In full transparency

I'd like to apologize to all of you who've been following my work and journey over the years. Some of you have come to appreciate my collective monthly readings and usually I'm updating the webstore at least every other month with new one of a kind product. Its been at least 6 months since I've done either, it's been chaotic over here to say the least. Most times I'm not specific about what things are happening in my world but I think my absence this past year deserves some explanation. The short answer is immense and honestly painful change. The longer answer is below if you choose to hear it.  I started 2022 burnt out and unsure if creating and fabricating jewelry...

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How To: Determine your Ring Size

Not knowing your ring size may cause you to miss out on that special one-of-a-kind ring or keep you from grabbing a gift you know a friend will love. No need to worry if you're unsure of your ring size, it's not hard to figure out. I'm going to go through three different ways to find your ring size from least to most involved. Use a Ring Sizer To keep things really simple you can purchase a ring sizer from our shop to determine your size prior to purchase. Just slide the plastic ring on your finger - it measures up to a size 17 - and adjust the slider until it fits. In the event, you're purchasing a made-to-order...

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Get to Know: Dendritic Crystals

Dendritic crystals and I are new friends, like we just became friendly earlier this year. The more time I spend with it the more my appreciation of this stone grows. Dendrite refers to the sea kelp or fractal shaped inclusions that are the result of iron, manganese, or hematite within the stone. There are two common types of Dendritic crystals both of which are technically quartz. Let me explain; dendritic agate is actually a type of quartz, more specifically its a variety of chalcedony which is identifiable by its milky or opaque appearance.     The second common dendritic crystal is dendritic quartz which is easily recognized by its transparent and iridescent background. Most dendritic specimens are found in Brazil, India and...

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