Charming Charoite

During the last Cowichan Valley Visions Art Tour, we discovered one rare mineral that can be found only in Russia. Silversmith Michele Heath introduced us to the unique stone charoite. The name ‘charoite’ derives from the Chara River, Russia, near which it was discovered. This rare stone has complex wiry pattern and uneven colour with […]

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Russian Cut Roses

Have you heard about Russian cut roses or Designer cut? By Russian cut, North American florists mean cutting roses during their prime. Apparently, roses left on a longer stem have better performance and have a longer vase life. They are larger and have more open blooms. This cut is more common in Europe while North

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