What’s So Blue About London?

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I’ve recently realized that while a lot of my silver and gold earrings are quite delicate, most of my designs with color and crystal are pretty large. So I started looking around for some more delicate stones to design with. But I’m really picky. So it’s taken me a while to find what I want.

I love this shade of blue, and I love this “long teardrop” cut. But I’m still trying to figure out why this color is called London Blue. Andy’s British, so I’ve spent quite a bit of time in London. But neither of us can figure out what’s so London about this blue. Don’t get me wrong, I like London. But let’s be honest - the River Thames is more murky-polluted than Caribbean-blue.

I photographed these on a sand dollar I found on the beach. I just love the contrast of colors and textures. The edge of the sand dollar is particularly interesting, with all those little holes. It just adds that little somethin’ to the photo.