Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Opals

The morning drips her dew for me,
Noon spreads an opal canopy.
Home-bound, the drifting cloud-crafts rest
Where sunset ambers all the west…

~ Robert Loveman

 

Mexican Fire Opal

 

Lightning Ridge Black Crystal Opal

 

 

 

Black Opal

 

Solid Fire Opals

 

 

Art Nouveau Stick Pin, Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach

 

 

 

 

The Galaxy Opal

 

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Ruby

You have no need to travel anywhere – journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.

Rumi
The Delong Star Ruby

 

 

Magical Ruby Red®  Hydrangea

 

 

Carmen Lúcia Ruby

 

 

Shleton Claret Red Tuxedo

 

 

Timur Ruby

 

 

Ruby Red pomegranate

 

 

Imperial Ruby Charriol Perfume

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor Ruby Necklace

 

 

Salvador Dali’s Ruby Lips

 

 

Liggy’s Cake Company

 

 

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (on Monday) — Jamie Moreno

How do select a truly unique jeweler/artist to showcase? There are as many jewelry designs as there are stars in the sky.

Jamie Moreno was born in 1943  in Madrid, Spain.

Not only is he a renowned jeweler, but a regal horse breeder of the Pure Spanish Race, “El Caballo de Pura Raza Espanola.” Designer of signature jewelry, Moreno has created numerous jewels, many of them published in International and Contemporary Jewelry Yearbooks and in different specialized journals.

Moreno displays his jewelry in various Spanish jeweler shops in Madrid, Marbella, Asturias and Castellón,  and in other  art galleries in Madrid.

In order to execute pieces of high jewelry he uses gold, silver, gems and semiprecious stones acquired in the most prestigious international gem fairs globally.His jewelry is modern, yet holds the tradition of centuries of fine jewelry craftmanship in Spain.

With his stunning ideas and beautiful, colorful exhibition of color in his pieces this designer honors some of his Spanish heritage.

More of Jamie Moreno‘s unique and signature jewelry can be found at www.jaimemoreno.com.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Crowns

 

russian crown jewels

The Crown Jewels of Russia

The sparkle of diamonds and pearls and rubies and sapphires tease us mere mortals of a life none of us will ever experience.

imperial crown of india

Crown of India

With one stone we could buy a car. A house. With a handful of precious stones we could buy the world.

Crrown of Iran

Crown of Iran

The power behind the symbol is also something us mere mortals will never fathom.  How many lives were lost in the name of the crown? In the name of the monarchy?

the minor imperial crown of russia

The Minor Imperial Crown of Russia

The dreams of tomorrow sparkle like diamonds in the crown. Every sparkle a new facet of life.

Henry VIII crown

Crown of King Henry VIII

But have heart, princesses of the world. Our wealth is not in rubies and emeralds and solid gold trim. Our wealth is in our heart. Our princess heart.

Imperial crown of holy roman empire

Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire

Our wealth is in the love we feel, the words we share. Our determination to not give in. Not give up. Even in the face of adversity.

france Crown of Louis XV, France

We are all princesses, queens, and kings, all children of royalty. Daughters of farmers and tool and die men and accountants, sons of waitresses and postal carriers and fishermen.

I must admit, though, I wouldn’t mind wearing one of those crowns — being Queen for a Day.

What a day that would be…