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Continuing with our series Gems of the US and up next we have California. A state that encompasses a plethora of gemstones we focus dabble about Spodumene, Tourmaline, and of coarse, it’s state gemstone--Benitoite. It's a big state so it is only fair to recognize these two influential gemstones.00:00:00 Calimocho/ Kalimotxo01:58:00 Cookie Monster +…
 
Host Larry Groce and the Mountain Stage team culled together this episode of songs by some of music's greatest songwriters, performed by various artists over the years on Mountain Stage.We touch on the songs of Bob Dylan, with performances by The Band, Chris Smither, Jimmy LaFave and The Derek Trucks Band.Songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter are…
 
Working our way down the alphabet which means we’ve got Arizona and Arkansas up next. These two states bring a plethora of gemmy goodness.00:00:00 Deck issues00:58:00 “The United States”02:10:00 Arizona & Arkansas03:02:00 Arizona = Turquoise03:20:00 Rich history in Arizona03:37:00 State neckwear05:15:00 First mined in 200 BC06:06:00 Turquoise legen…
 
Revisiting an episode from 2010 featuring performances by Jakob Dylan & Three Legs, The Tallest Man On Earth, April Smith & the Great Picture Show, The Watson Twins, and Clare & The Reasons. Support provided by Digital Relativity. https://digitalrelativity.com/By West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
With so many people unable to travel beyond the US border and taking more local road trips we figured now was the perfect time to explore each state’s gemstone. To start things off we’re talking about Alabama and Alaska.00:00:00 Who’s starting?01:01:00 Alabama and Alaska . . . cue the states song03:17:00 Alabama – Blue Star Quarts03:26:00 Thought i…
 
We’ve covered gold, silver, and platinum. But how do all of these different metals work within the components of jewelry design? We take you through each step of the process from molding to polish and talk about how these metals vary within each step of the process. To ensure we don’t overlook any details we brought in our production manager, Paul …
 
What is denser than a diamond and is extremely ductile? PLATINUM. Once tossed away to be believed un-ripened silver that noble metal has become a popular choice in jewelry design. Learn about its discovery and its out of this world origins. 00:00:00 Dubba-dub-dub-dub00:14:00 The game plan with the podcast03:50:00 Garden Woes05:54:00 So Platinum. . …
 
Moonbeams and ocean reflections are just a few ways to describe the beauty of Moonstone. This week we explore the world of this translucent yet, opulent gemstone.00:00:00 That’s an “I”00:44:00 Moonstone02:50:00 Why is it called moonstone?03:43:50 The phenomenon, adularescence04:31:00 What is moonstone?06:36:00 Where does the name/word adularescence…
 
We’ve been away for 6 weeks and we’re all excited to be back at the office! Take a seat as we recap about our quarantine experience and explore the ancient world of Lapis Lazuli. Being one of the oldest gemstones mined, it has an extensive involvement with history and folklore that will lure you in.00:00:00 Has it really been 6 weeks?00:29:00 The C…
 
Hello podcast listeners! Were dropping this special episode a little early because were finding a lot of hope and comfort in these songs, and we wanted to say thanks for listening. We also want you to know we are looking for your help scheduling our upcoming radio broadcasts. Since we cant make any fresh new shows for the time being, were going to …
 
This week we're getting back to our roots and talking about a gemstone—chrysoprase. Its golden-green tone has a rich presence in history and folklore. We also explore its healing properties and its ability to be a beacon of courage through a time of change.00:00:00 Social distancing00:55:00 2020 has already had it's high and lows06:38:00 What gemst…
 
One of our goals with the podcast this year is to focus on career paths. Up next, is an interview providing another perspective in opportunities within the jewelry industry--journalism. We sit down with Brecken Branstrator, with National Jeweler, to learn a little more about her role as an editor and of course, talk about the name “Brecken.”00:00:0…
 
In honor of #womensinternationalday and #womenshistorymonth we sit down with Jennifer Markas to learn more about Women’s Jeweler Association (WJA). We dive into WJA’s history, its mission and get to know Jennifer up close and personal.00:00:00 Are we ready?00:16:00 We’re going to Disneyland00:57:00 Introduction to Jennifer Markas of WJA01:58:00 Whe…
 
We’re back with another interview from Tucson at the JCK show and continue to delve into the world of career paths within the jewelry world. Behind every brand is a marketing team that helps bring life to its story. We sit down with Ben Smittee, of The Smithee Group, to get to know a little more about him and his passion supporting the future of th…
 
We regularly get asked, “What can I do with a GG? How do I obtain a GG?” We went straight to the source and sat down with Kimberly Overlin, the Dean of Students from GIA. We discuss the nuts and bolts about GIA (Gemological Institute of America), what it offers to students and review career paths that one can obtain.(Recording took place on the sho…
 
We’ve been busy bees getting ready for trade show season but don’t worry Gem Junkies we haven’t forgotten about you!! For awhile we’ve teased about putting together an episode about birthstones and it’s finally come into fruition. From it’s early biblical beginning to its influence in the jewelry world we delve into its long history. 00:00:00 Take …
 
Hello 2020!! For the first podcast of the year we sit down with Craig Danforth from Jewelers Mutual. With all the jewelry received over the holidays we talk about the importance of acquiring a policy for your jewelry, the history of Jewelers Mutual and of course, we get to know Craig up close and personal. 00:00:00 Sea Legs00:42:00 Introducing Crai…
 
If you’ve been wondering who is often laughing in the background when we’re recording a podcast it’s me, Stephanie Major. Hey Gem Junkies, I’m the producer and marketing coordinator at Parle. We thought it might be time to step up to the mic and for you all to get to know a little more about me.00:00:00 Hey, @spencerpratt03:34:00 Happy Birthday Abb…
 
It’s the season of giving and during this years Giving Tuesday we donated $1000 to Gem Legacy . Thus, it’s a perfect time to interview Rachel Dery of Gem Legacy. We learn about her childhood growing up in the gemstone industry and about Gem Legacy--a non-profit organization that help support communities closest to the mining source. If you would li…
 
We made it to New York City in time for New York Jewelry Week and had an opportunity to talk shop with jewelry designer Julie Lamb. From her childhood beginnings in jewelry to the evolution of personal brand. We also have our special co-host @thirdcoastgems joining in the fun. (We apologize for the background noise. At least you get a little sense …
 
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