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Giveaway Alert!

We are thankful for all of our supporters of Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, and we want to give back to some lucky fans this year. First up, we are giving away one 6.5 inch Aspen Plaque by Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery owner/member Brenda Neely. This plaque is hand painted in alcohol ink on ceramic tile. Four coats of kamar and UV protection varnish complete each plaque. → Read more

 

Turquoise, Tanzanite and Blue Topaz December Birthstones → Read more

Citrine and topaz jewelry makes a wonderful gift for a November birthday. → Read more

October has two birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Opal

Opals are formed as water seeps and flows through natural cavities in stone and fossil. The water absorbs silica from neighboring mineral deposits and the silica dioxide finds new homes in these crevasses. The spherical structure of the SiO2 forms elegant rows that develop into light refracting precious opals. Different parts of the world produce distinct opal characteristics, most notably → Read more

Sapphire is the birthstone of September and is often synonymous with the rich deep blue that is transparent and as luminescent as a diamond. These tough stones can also come in yellow, purple, pink, orange, green and clear.  It is a super hard corundum, or aluminum oxide, that makes it transparent and very hard.  Traces of other elements imbue sapphires with this range of colors, including, iron, titanium, → Read more