I have loved colored gemstones as long as I can remember and my ‘start’ in the
jewelry making craft was accidental. I began collecting unset gemstones – my first purchase was on a cruise ship
and over the years I collected several more gems. About four years ago I began setting a few and discovered that I was
quite good at it. After much thought, I started Gemstones & Sterling by Carol – the name stating exactly what
I do, gemstones set in sterling silver. Like all crafters, I searched for my niche and found it with faceted gems.
My pieces are more of the classical style – many are very simple.
I believe that gemstone jewelry shouldn’t be something that women put away and only
wear when we ‘dress-up’ – we should wear beautiful jewelry whenever we want! Whether it’s a
birthstone pendant or a mother’s ring or a pearl necklace – if it makes us feel good – wear it!