Thursday, March 27, 2014

Secret Garden Jewelry for Spring 2014

We have been on a shopping frenzy looking for some great  spring and summer accessories for this season.  Secret Garden Gems still loves  sterling silver jewelry for summer fashion

Goddess Pendant

Bali Slide Pendant

Coral Sterling Silver Pendant



These pieces are fair-trade and made especially for our store Secret Garden Gems.  They are one of a kind pieces and sell out quickly.  Want something special for your graduation, wedding ore engagement and anniversaries email us the details.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Latest Jewelry Collections for 2014

Bangles  and    Wrap Bracelets   remain hot for Spring 

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Gold Leaf Wrap Bracelets 
 A gold plated leaf emulating the real beauty has been transformed into a delicate gold leaf cord chain bangle bracelet with a gold tone brass band. 
Whisper Bracelets-Metal Works 4 Bangle Set in a variety of colors








Friends Forever: Cotton String Cord Bracelets

Remember when all you needed to have a good time was a few spools of colored string and a friend to give a bracelet to? Well the days of summer camp are long gone but colorful crafting materials are still around and, today, bring a little bit of color to our Bracelets

So Many Options

Bangles, beads, friendship bracelets, watches, cuffs, studs ... there's a lot to choose from. Starting with a go-to set of five slim metal bangles, and then mixing n different textures and colors depending on your outfit
While you can try an all silver or all gold bangle look, don't forget about the power of color. "Depending on how bold you are, you can incorporate one color element into an all-metal bracelet stack,


Friday, December 13, 2013

Jewelry Trends 2014 Handcrafted Gemstone Earrings

We have discovered a new  artisan and fell in love with her Jewelry.  The detail and workmanship is just amazing.   I especially like the combination of metals used from sterling silver, brass and copper accents.
Enter code Friday2013 to receive your  10%bonus discount  at checkout

  Copper Purple Turquoise Jewelry
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 Moonstone Jewelry we have a variety of necklaces and earrings at Secret Garden Gems
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We especially love mystic topaz and the rainbow of colors in the facets

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tourmaline Jewelry by Sercret Garden Gems



Tourmaline is an exceptional gemstone that continues to fascinate gem lovers and gemologists. 

As I search for new and unusual pieces of jewelry  tourmaline has captured my heart lately.  So the hunt for finding original pieces to bring to you is on. We at Secret Garden Gems are always searching for unusual designs and welcome folks to contact us with their design ideas.

We have found the following pieces and absolutely fell in love with these pieces below.  Tourmaline comes in a dizzying array of colors and is usually created from more than a dozen elements. If you are looking for a high quality stone that comes in an assortment of very beautiful colors, check out Tourmaline.


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 Bangles 
There are five bangles that are wrapped with sari silk ribbons and two gold tone bangles. The colors of the silk is amazingly beautiful, both colors are a rich jewel-tone of green and dusty lavender. The tourmaline works perfect with the colors of the silk. I added a few little brass bells from India, a absolute stunning bracelet.


 Silk Ribbon Tourmaline Bohemian Bangle Bracelets

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jewelry Trends for Fall 2013 Your Guilty Pleasures

I am still swooning over some of the amazing cuff bracelet styles for this fall.   Wear them alone or  stack them up for a more dramatic effect.



Designers never fail to impress us with their new collections, and this year was no different. Some of our favorite pieces were the skinny open cuffs from Kismet, Azaara, Mary Louise Designs, Suzanne Kalan, Melinda Maria and Susan Hanover.

















 Featured here is a Skinny Cuff  Bracelet from Secret Garden  Gems in traditional Balinese style in sterling silver and gold









Gatsby inspired Art Deco pieces were first inspired by Ancient Egyptian art, which is also trending this year. They’re back and better than ever this spring in classic silhouettes and bold hues, like these fabulous pieces from Suzanna Dai and Elizabeth Cole.











Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Birthday Birthstone Beautiful Peridot Jewelry from Secret Garden Gems


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Peridot gemstones are formed deep inside the earth and  brought to the earths surface by volcanoes, In Hawaii Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele the goddess of fire and volcanoes. The gemstone comes in colors of beautiful lime and olive greens. Sometimes known  as evening emeralds because they appear greener under the light.



These Beautiful Peridot and Pearl Earrings are  part of Secret Garden Gems Bali Collection.  The peridots are faceted and  are set in 925 sterling silver with a round pearl accent.    They were handcrafted for us by fair trade artisans in Bali.  A beautiful one of a kind August birthday gift for that special person..





Monday, July 15, 2013

Abalone Shell Pearl and Paua Jewelry

I am so mesmerized by the natural beauty  from our oceans.  I am fascinated by the colors in abalone shell or Paua shell and maybe pearls. The abalone shell and the Paua shell are both well-known among jewelry experts for the rich and iridescent colors they contain.The abalone shell thrives in water with strong waves and currents because this oxygenates the water effectively. A total of 100 to 120 species of abalone exist.
Paua is a species of abalone that is found exclusively off the coasts of New Zealand. It is sometimes referred to as sea opal or marine opal as opposed to its Maori name, paua. 


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Abalone Sterling Silver Earrings

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Bali Craft Pendant

 Colors
The abalone shell, including the paua, is known for its rich and iridescent colors and is consequently often used in jewelry. The inside of the shell tends to be mostly silver in color but with hints of green, blue and sometimes pink. The paua is known for being the most colorful of all the abalone species and displays intense colors. The colors can be green, pink, or purple and blue, and gold or crimson toning is often present