I grew up in Indonesia—surrounded by wildly beautiful things like turquoise crater lakes, smoking volcanoes and the indescribably brilliant blue of the Bali Straight—all in my own backyard.
Both my parents worked for the national park system, so I was blessed even more than most Indonesians to appreciate the variety and drama of my country. In the evenings, I used to watch my dad do lapidary and silversmith work to create the most marvelous pieces. They always spoke to me as precious gifts from mother earth.
Seeing his creations transform from rough material into incredible gemstones, then to beautiful jewelry, I fell in love with stone cabochons, gems, agate and jasper, and not to mention druzy, aka: drusy. Druzy soon became my preferred gemstone. The differences of crystals, some small and intense, others grand and bold...from cotton candy…