Denise Ward Design’s Announces New Etsy Shop

Denise Ward Design’s announces new Etsy Shop.  After several months of preparation, Denise Ward is excited to announce the opening of her new Etsy Shop.  Both my Denise Ward Design’s site and my new Etsy Shop offer a unique selection of quality, handmade jewelry.  My pieces are meticulously made with attention to detail in every stage of construction.  AAA quality gemstones, sterling silver and 14K gold-filled metals create beautiful heirloom pieces that will last a lifetime.  Visit my sites for gift-giving needs or to just ‘treat’ yourself!!

 

Monthly Jewelry Giveaway for April & May – Agate Sterling Bracelet

First, you are probably wondering what happened to the winner of March’s Jewelry Giveaway.  Sadly, after four drawings, no one came forward to claim the prize.  Due to this, we now find ourselves in the middle of April.  Because of the lateness of the month, Denise Ward Designs has decided to run April’s Giveaway through the end of May.  Remember, if you have already registered for a past Giveaway and haven’t won, you are already in the running to win!

Agate Sterling Bracelet – Handmade with beautiful Sun Agate and Bali solid sterling silver. Bracelet will fit a wrist 6-1/2 – 7″.

If you haven’t already registered for the Giveaway and signed up for our email newsletter, do so now.

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The Jasper Called Malachite

The jasper called Malachite is one of the most beautiful jaspers in the world.  Malachite is a banded semi-precious stone with wonderful green hues.  Malachite is composed of copper carbonate hydroxide.  It gets its warm colors from the element copper.

Rough Malachite

Rough Malachite

It has been found in Russia; Timna Valley, Israel; Zimbabwe; Broken Hill, New South Wales; Tsumeb, Namibia; England; Lyon, France; the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Zambia; Mexico; Arizona and Arkansas in the United States.  There is archeological proof that malachite has been mined at Timna Valley in Israel for more than 3,000 years.

Malachite has also been found as a semi-permanent pigment in Egyptian tomb paintings and European paintings in the 15th and 16th century.  Malachite is very possibly the oldest green pigment known.

While not a hard stone, it scores 3.5-4.0 on Moh’s hardness scale, it takes a wonderful polish.

Major uses for Malachite are jewelry and ornamental stone, such as vases and sculptures, emblems, electronics, ammunition, autos, coins, and more.