2020 Holiday Gift Guide

BloomingOak Design holiday gift guide 2020

My 2020 Holiday Gift Guide is now available. I've selected some favorites perfect for gifting. I've even included
a few treats from other makers.

Remember to purchase early this year - one of a kind items go quickly and shipping is still a bit slow. Enjoy!

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Up Your Zoom Game

Up Your Zoom Game

When many people started working from home earlier in 2020, being on so many Zoom calls (or any video conference service) seemed a bit of a novelty. People were too busy checking out your decor to focus on you!

How to Care for Your Pearls

When cared for and stored properly, pearls will retain their luster and nacre for a long time. Taking care of pearls is not difficult. To preserve the beauty of your pearls, just follow a few simple steps to maintain them regularly and be careful how you store them.

Easy tips to care for your pearlsWearing Your Pearls

Surprisingly, one of the best ways to care for your pearls is to wear them often. Pearls were born in the water and benefit from absorbing the moisture and oils that your skin naturally secretes throughout the day to keep their natural luster. So, go ahead, put them on and show them you care.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is no longer available. Please check back in late October for this year's guide.

What's my ring size?

What's my ring size?Don't know your ring size? Or maybe you need a way to find out your girlfriend or boyfriend ring size without asking. No worries. Here's an easy way to figure it out. 

Just grab a favorite ring and measure the interior diameter. You can use either inches or millimeters. (I recommend millimeters since it more easily provides greater granularity.)  Cross reference this measurement against the table below and - tada! - you have your ring size.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

The 2018 Holiday is no longer available. Please check back in late October for this year's suggestions.







All about Birthstones

There is no definitive source for the assignment of gemstones as individual birthstones but there are a number of legends and several lists that document differing groups of birthstones. These include: