Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Springtime At Touchstone!

Springtime at Touchstone







Welcome to spring! Touchstone is currently offering a wide variety of gorgeous jewelry and home décor pieces that will bring spring colors into your outfits and spaces. With gems such as Topaz, Aquamarine, and Fluorite, Touchstone is offering all the colors of the rainbow!





The two pictures above are pieces that include enchanting Topaz. These pieces showcase some really special and beautiful color combinations. Topaz can be found in a wide variety of colors such as dark blue, orange, white, and mystic topaz (a collage of colors). Touchstone currently has a wide variety of Topaz jewelry and home décor available (including the pieces pictured above).



Featured above is an alluring aquamarine bracelet. Below it, is a gorgeous sample of fluorite. Both of these amazing pieces are available currently at Touchstone. Be sure to take a look at our wide variety of colorful pieces, just in time for spring!


Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of many fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.





Thursday, March 29, 2018

April At Touchstone



 April: It’s All About Crystals

April babies, Touchstone’s spring collection is offering a wide variety of crystals, Herkimer and Payson diamonds. Payson diamonds, so named are found near Payson, Arizona. These beautiful new pieces are the perfect touch of elegance to any outfit or space.

 

Payson 





The two necklaces pieces above are beautiful examples of Herkimer diamonds. Herkimer diamond is a generic name for a double terminated quartz crystal discovered in and around Herkimer country, New York, and the Mohawk river valley. The pieces above are available for purchase right now at Touchstone gallery!

Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of many fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.










Thursday, January 25, 2018

February’s Birthstone: Amazing Amethyst

Amethyst in Jewelry and Home Décor: Not only is Amethyst February’s amazing birthstone, it is perfect for jewelry and home décor as well. The classic purple color gives every space, or outfit, a sense of sophistication and elegance.  Touchstone carries a wide variety of this beautiful gemstone. From small glimpses in jewelry, to large cathedrals for home décor. No matter the range of sizes, the shimmering glow of this gorgeous mineral is truly amazing!

Legend and Lore: Amethyst has been a very popular mineral through many decades and cultures. Many believe that it has healing powers that will keep them clear-headed. It was once considered a precious gem such as rubies or diamonds are today.

Mineral Formation: The presence of iron in the gemstone gives it its radiant purple color. The amazing gemstone is a variety of quartz. Amethyst can form in a variety of different crystals based on location, but the most common type of amethyst crystal is a stubby pyramidal crystal. Amethyst crystals are common in places like Brazil, France, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Russia and Uruguay.


Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of amethyst and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.



Thursday, January 4, 2018

January’s Birthstone! Glorious Garnet!
Garnet in Jewelry and Décor: Garnet has a wide range of natural colors, making it an interesting and beautiful stone to use in jewelry. Garnet, having multiple vibrant colors, is sometimes confused with other popular gems. Touchstone Gallery currently offers a wide variety of this truly glorious birthstone.


Scientific Information: The six most common types of garnet are Almandine, Pyrope, Spessartite, Grossular, Andradite, and Uvarovite. Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems, found in metamorphic rocks (which are rocks altered by heat and pressure) on every continent. A green garnet also occurs in metamorphic rocks, but it’s rarer because it needs unusual rock chemistries and special conditions to form.

Legend and Lore: Traditionally, garnets are given as a gift on a 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary. This is because garnet is said to be a representation of love, purity, truth, and compassion. Many people also believe that garnet has several therapeutic properties. Garnets were also often used as signet rings in ancient Rome, and the nobility favored garnets in the Middle Ages.

Touchstone Gallery invites you to view our current offerings of garnet and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com