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blues run the game

At night I fly over the housetops,
And stand on the bright moony beams;
Gold are all heaven’s rivers,
And silver her streams.

Stevie Smith

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Reminders

I only realised the Bee Gees were brothers days ago. While listening to Alone, HY commented, and that made the images in the video even more fascinating to me.

I have watched it several times, too many times, and each time I am very moved.

There is an eternity in the relationship of some. Perhaps in making memories for others the words eternity be-come. I read today virtue is a currency for our spiritual world, and in our present world order I am ashamed to say I only live under a leaf.

Not a day goes by I peak out from under.

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This is brief, for I am, however briefly reminded,

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History has a head and a tale but no tail

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History’s haunting halo.

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Unactivated.

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This cat’s eye is in power.

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Virginal.

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Hepburn.

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Warhol.

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Roger Waters and the frame shop uncle so cooool.

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Therapy they say I didn’t say.

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BOY this is delicious!

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GIRL this is succulent!!

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Dr Alice Wonderland.

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Rubies have rights too.

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Two favourite pastimes. Wanting & eating.

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How to tell the doctor about this?

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First prototype of plique-a-jour is more like Bahamas.

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Only one backside on this chair please.

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Attempt At Advertising.

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Whichever way you look at it…

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This story has many others.

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The Bitter Beetle

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Perspective.

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Here savage.

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They can walk on fabric but not glass. On glass they will turn on their backs (even if they are not in the mood).

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Old people. We settle for so little.

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Old people Picasso.

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Shadow of self.

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Fernando.

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Wendy.

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Me.

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And that concludes our pleochroism.

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Out Of The Dark

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Gimmel keeper rings.

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Castle.

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Tributary.

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Middle.

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One old man was smoking a cheroot and, time and time again, dived overboard with the red-hot end in his mouth. As he emerged from the water, he withdrew the cheroot and puffed away at it contentedly. His trick did not pass unrewarded. (1935)

 

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The nature of unnatural things.

 

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The nature of natural things.



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Crown and composition.

 

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Borealis.


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Moonstone tentacles.

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It seems we only get to the store after dark, so our visitors are mostly restful or restless. Quite different groups. Macaulay Culkin, for instance, has been dropping by every other day. This store is special for animals. We have had many visiting. They come to the door like this, and then I go take out some food.

KAMPUNG.

Restless humans are a breath of fresh air. Even if they come like moths to the light.

 

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Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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‘Les Enfants Terribles’ , one half of two rings. Inspired by 17th century half hoop rings.

 

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Nature’s teeth mold set in gold.

 

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We constructed ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ to live outside the rules of society, to escape into the world of the game. The stones are set closed-back, but look at their colours. Nothing is random; each colour contests the other. We threw the colour chart out.

 

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The other half. While there are many multi gemstone rings, there’s nothing like stones whose colours you cannot quite remember.

 

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Even a better teeth mold than the earlier.

 

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sijs_enfant_half_hoops5 They look like ornate keyrings, to a vault or something.

 

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The Original. Ways of designing, ways of making, ways of wearing. Some nuts just get it.

 

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Jade on jade. Cabochon rings need not bore.

 

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The sides are ‘revealed’ only by profile.

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Crowning the jade, with diamonds of course.

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Woah. A delicate fire in the form. Nice. As a transformer or alone.

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Marilyn Kitty’s.

 

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Situations of life…

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… so you try to make it work for you. Hold still, lemme take a photo of your tangled lives!

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The constituents to building a ring box. It’s complicated.

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The Importance of Being Cherry Stalk.

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Imperial Jade is like Kryptonite.

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A small dose please.

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March is a very exciting month for us.

I usually like to keep this space as far away from the real world as possible, but I would like to share this with readers, you. Do you know what keeps you happy and healthy (if you are planning to live out this life)?

In trying to know what makes us happy, there are very few studies that go on long enough to follow the lifetimes of those they study. Here are the results of a 75 year-old study, lessons from the longest study on happiness.

We’ve all been happy before, but happy for a long time? I’ll rob you.

 

 

Rings we made.

 

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The Lovesong of Stones and Us

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One of the benefits of a diamond is to contrast other stones.

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Almost perfect how the color enjoys the cut.

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This is what a ruby sapphire corundum looks like. Can you see the blue in the red? It is really quite amazing Nature knows exactly how to.

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While most aquamarines are blue, this one is greenish blue. This is chosen for how the green cradles the blue, in a triangular cut that manifests its color.

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Two aquamarine rings, one old and one modern, all natural stones. The distinction in blue and greenish-blue is evident.

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Gold as an alloy is not usually revealed to the customer but we like to. The difference in the color of yellow and white gold is not as great as you think. The subtle color is what we want, yellow or white. Enough of adulterated, shiny gold.

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No prongs for the heart. The fairest heart (VVS) and simplest setting.

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As more and more jewellery come our way, our eyes have grown accustomed to variety. In reality we have grown weary – is it silly to suffer from a case too much ‘design’?

The jewellery arm of our business is now called the Singapore Island Jewellery Store.

Our name change coincides with a deeper change inside us. The reflection within goes something like this: we want to use our curiosity and knowledge of stones to set them in jewellery impossible to replicate, not so because of design but because the stone speaks to us, so interesting, so rare.

We will go out of our way to locate a stone, and it will crawl its way into your heart. Like it has ours.

It’s almost a lovesong, the story of stones and our reflection in them:

“If you don’t know me by now, you will never never know me.”

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Custom Jewelry Work

 

Whenever time permits, we do some custom jewelry work. We like to take it slow but it shows.

The bigger two necklaces used three jade pieces from a broken jade bangle. We did not have the complete bangle even, but a sentimental thing is a sentimental thing, it shows.

A wise man once told HY and I, simplicity is beauty.

Today that wise man wanted to add to this: to be simple is to be great. The actual full quote is from Emerson,

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

 

Not only is ‘incompleteness’ a state of mind, it should not be adorned unnecessarily. The shiny granite chain is platinum, the best metal money can buy. It doesn’t dull over time. Nothing much else is necessary.

Hope you like it.

 

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