Understanding gold purity When searching for gold jewelry we've all come across the word "karats." Most of you know that the higher the karat, the more yellow the piece will be as well as more expensive. But what actually is a karat? What do the numbers all mean?
Have you ever wondered where the idea of birthstones came from? It may surprise you that the history of birthstones has its roots all the way back in the Bible. Flip to the Book of Exodus - a text probably based on ancient oral tradition and written down in stages between around 600 and 400 BC -
I'm excited to share my July One of Kind Collection with you! I've been busy at my jewelry bench making a fabulous new batch of earrings and necklaces. All with awesome unexpected combinations of colorful gemstones paired with my fav 22k gold.
Handmade? Handcrafted? Artisan? A brief roadmap. What do all these terms mean?
A precious Katrina baby rocks it! One of my very good friends gave birth to her second child while Hurricating during Katrina. I remember the first time I saw her and met her new daughter at Rouse's months later after returning to New Orleans.
In a world where most of our daily objects are mass produced, Katy Beh Jewelry is made one piece at a time by hand - mine that is. I also use the centuries old techniques of classical goldsmithing. I don't have assistants and only a few machines - a hand-held electric rotary tool and a
MORE Mardi Gras Costume Tips My last blog about costuming tips was so popular, I thought I'd zero in on a few subjects. Not only am I a goldsmith, I'm a Camel Toe Lady Stepper! Attention to detail is the name of the game as a jeweler, and the same goes for Mardi Gras costumes that are both
Do certain situation send your heart racing? Do you have anxiety attacks like me? I have GAD and I use a pharmaceutical regiment to manage my crazies. Yet, I still love discovering clever ways to manage my Overwhelms...you know like putting on fake eyelashes or waiting for those pesky Jazz
I became a 22k gold junkie over 30 years ago. Maybe you're like me - dialing down your interest in something until you reach your specific passion? Then you're hooked like white on rice. That's me and gold. Most of the fine handmade jewelry you see will be 14k or 18k. Me? I use only 22 karat