crowns, circlets, wedding headpieces, tiaras

Eccentric and unusual bridal Circlets, Headpieces and Tiaras!

I hope to bring a wide range of interests to my design abilities by focusing on metals and stones which lend themselves to a more natural and organic feel, such as sterling silver, copper and semi-precious gemstones. The superior blend of silver casting grain I use is more tarnish resistant and comprised of alloys which will rarely cause skin allergies. You can even feel the quality difference in the sterling silver itself. Only the finest semi-precious gemstones adorn each creation.

Utilizing a rich contrasting blend of textured finishes allow for unique conceptual designs in my work - not only will these designs be a topic of conversation, but you will enjoy the handsome and detailed work, as well as the substantiality of each handcrafted piece. Please take a look at some of artistry of myself and feel free to refer to a friend if you know of anyone who wants an off-beat wedding and still look beautiful!

www.camiasdesigns.com

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To see your Goddess Birth sign...

And I know you peeps are out there and dying to read your own. Well, I for one....wow, mine could not be more perfect for me, considering I'm a HUGE Stevie fan. If anyone reads this who knows me, would surely know this!

It says....

Nov 23 - Dec 21 ...RHIANNON... A maiden of ethereal beauty, Rhiannon was the Welsh goddess of fertility and rebirth, transformation, wisdom, and magic. She was born with the first moonrise, embedding her with an inner urge for adventure and travel. As such, she rode her unearthly white mare between this world and the Underworld to satisfy her thirst for discovery. Rhiannon-inspired women can be so focussed on the horizon, they forget about being sensitive to those around them. They could learn a little tact occasionally, and anticipate others' needs rather than waiting for them to ask.

Do this: Identify someone who needs your help, and assist them without thought of payment or thanks.


To see your birth sign, click this!
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It's that time of year! Wedding planning is here!

Please have a look at www.camiasdesigns.com if you are planning a wedding and are looking for a unique headpiece which speaks of your spirit and personality.  There are also bracelet cuffs and pendants to match.

If you're looking for a themed event, then this is the gallery to explore!
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Diamonds. Yes, Diamonds are worthless




Diaimond Mine in Africa

Diamonds Are Forever


"Diamonds are virtually worthless."

Or at least, they are worth a lot less than you might imagine. The story of how the diamond came to be viewed as the rarest and most coveted of gemstones, found on the fingers of married women worldwide, is a story of insatiable greed, ruthless strong-arming, and most of all, brilliant marketing.

Today when a woman gets engaged in most of the developed nations of the world, she expects a diamond engagement ring and most likely will also have some sort of diamond setting on her wedding ring as well. After all, the diamond is the rarest of gems, and what better way to show a women exactly how much you love her than with the gift of a diamond. Right?

But this was not always the case. In fact, as recently as 100 years ago a woman whose husband-to-be could afford one was at least as likely to wear a ruby, sapphire, or emerald on her wedding ring as a diamond. Indeed, in countries as far apart as India and England, it was the ruby, not the diamond, that was exalted as the most beautiful and rarest of gemstones, and thus it is not surprising that in India, the word "lal" means "red," "ruby," and "beloved" as well. Indeed, statistically speaking, the ruby is the rarest of the major gemstones, followed by the emerald.

The Rise of De Beers

Enter a family of South African of Afrikaner heritage who in the early 1900s owned a small but productive diamond mine - The De Beers. Through a combination of business acumen, worker exploitation, and large quantities of luck, the De Beers corporation had become one of the world's biggest producers of diamonds by the 1930s. At first openly in the 1930s and then secretly during World War II, De Beers gained a leg up on the competition by selling industrial diamonds to a desperate Adolph Hitler, with whom other more principled diamond producers refused to deal.

By the 1950s De Beers controlled a majority of the Earth's diamond supply. Over the next three decades, the company went on a massive buying spree, acquiring mines in South America, the United States, India, and the rest of Africa, asserting one of the world's largest and most successful monopolies over one of its most coveted items.

With its monopoly power, De Beers has been able to control diamond prices worldwide by dumping or withholding diamonds in its private stockpile. As a privately owned company not traded on any stock market, De Beers is not required to divulge its assets, profits, or the size of its diamond hoard, although it has been estimated that even if all diamond production were ceased tomorrow, De Beers has enough diamonds secreted away to maintain current rates of diamond consumption for 15-20 years.

This stockpile has been the key to maintaining the De Beers monopoly. Whenever a new mine was discovered or a competitor attempted to undersell De Beers' inflated prices, the company would simply flood the market with diamonds, driving prices so low that its rivals would be brought to their knees, either forced to sell out to De Beers or to sign agreements agreeing to follow De Beers' orders on pricing.


Just remember there are other investments and choices when it comes to laying down huge money for a hard mineral. I, for one, would support my local artisan, pay not nearly the amount a small round rock would cost (just because I'm supposed to and it's operated by a cartel) and give back into my artisan community.

Just think about it!
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November 7, 2007



To: Kelly Graham, Camias Jewelry Design
From: Christina Tam
Re: Sample loans from Camias Jewelry

This letter is to confirm that the New York Post will take full responsbility for loss and damages, including applicable taxes, for 3 circlet tiaras from Camias Jewelry Design, value totalling $615. The pieces are on loan to the New York Post for editorial purposes only, and will be returned at the latest by Nov. 16th, 2007. The pieces will be credited to Camias Jewelry Design when the items appear in the New York Post on Nov. 19th, 2007.

Thank you.


Christina Tam
Fashion Market Associate
The New York Post
1211 Avenue of the Americas 9FL
New York NY 10036
(o) 212.930.8600
(f) 212.930.8542
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Moving on up...

I'm moving and I'm very excited!  Finally getting into a home and I can set up shop in a more fashionable and appropriate way.  I have to get my ass back to the old digs and clean it up.  Not liking to breathe the harsh compounds and chemicals that will awash my brain cells today...anyone try bleach and tilex at once?  It makes for a wonderful solvent but a deadly and toxic gas cloud in the bathroom...

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