Earth to Adornment is an online publication for rockhounds, gemstone connoisseurs, and jewelry enthusiasts.

Our goal is to share the multifaceted journey of earths most precious elements that ultimately adorn our lives; whether they are part of mineral specimen and gemstone collections, or part of an artisan made piece of jewelry.

By providing resources on where to find precious metals and gemstones, how to identify what you find, and how to work with natures raw materials we will take you on a gems journey from the ground to around the finger.

This publication runs the gamut on topics related to techniques and tools used in rockhounding, mining, gem cutting, lapidary art, jewelry design, and jewelry making and the people and businesses that bring these industries to life.

Earth to adornment is born from a passion of gem hunting, and jewelry design and fabrication. Not all rockhounds make jewelry and not all jewelers are rockhounds but there is a shared passion for knowledge where both of these paths intersect. By covering topics on mining, gem cutting, and jewelry making we hope to not only be a resource but to share the stories of the raw material and the many lives across industries that it touches.

Typhaney Shanker is the founder and editor in chief of Earth to Adornment. I am a GIA, Accredited Jewelry Professional with a certificate in Diamonds and Diamond Grading. I have also previously designed and made jewelry that has been sold in boutiques and featured in publications like Lucky Magazine and Daily Candy. Currently you will find me digging in dirt looking for pretty rocks with my family. I love everything about rocks, gems, and jewelry and look forward to sharing that passion here.

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