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Chicago’s TherArt Jewelry: Translating inner vision to outer reality

922444 10151611094893944 753952730 oThe amazing thing about jewelry is that it tells a story. Whether it is the engagement or wedding ring exalting the story of a couple in love; the charm bracelet heralding the significant milestones of a life well-lived; or the religious pendant which blesses, protects and inspires. The jewelry a woman wears also tells the story of what she is feeling on a particular day, or a particular moment. It defines the way she feels about herself, the story she wants people to know about her, or the image she wants to create. Jewelry allows her to create it and say it with but a moment’s notice.

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Women Leaders Around the World/Chicago 2013

WomenLeadersAroundtheWorld"Women Leaders Around the World/Chicago 2013" will celebrate Chicago’s multicultural female leadership in business, government and education via top-quality portraiture.

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The exhibit will include portraits of professional women of various ethnic backgrounds who are role models to other women. These exceptional ladies embody kindness, enthusiasm and a strong conviction in their own abilities, thus demonstrating that it is possible to break free from stereotypes surrounding gender roles in reaching one’s own potential. While the program will give center stage to the women photographed, the portraits will emphasize the spirit of independence and dignity which is at the core of each woman’s work.

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CITRINE - SUCCESS STONE

DSC 0578 Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz. Named after the French word for lemon, "citron". The gemstone Citrine is the official birthstone for the month of November as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the Planetary stone for the Sun Sign of Virgo and the accepted gem for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversary. Citrine is a variety of quartz ranging in colors of yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, reddish-brown. Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine.  Almost all citrine that is available on the market today is heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine is pale yellow to pale orange, much lighter than the heat-treated material which is dark orange-brown to reddish-brown. All of the heat-treated material has a red tint, while natural citrine does not.

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