As the ancient civilizations developed, the men in those ancient societies learned how to find and identify colored gemstones. They learned how to grade diamonds and to cut diamonds. Men acquired the skills needed for model making and metal fabrication. Men studied how to set precious stones in an array of different metal shapes...
Holly D’Lane has learned the skills introduced to society by the ancient jewelry makers. She has used her skills to develop a line of Holly D’Lane jewelry. Ms. D’Lane has also studied the art of gem enhancement. Almost every stone in the Holly D’Lane jewelry has been enhanced.
Holly D’Lane does not hide from buyers the nature of the enhancement process that has been used on any of the gemstones in her jewelry. Most of those enhancement processes are viewed as “standard procedure” among the community of gemologists. Some, such as heat treatment, have been used for thousands of years, in order to bring-out the natural beauty of gemstones.
The enhancement of a gemstone does not diminish the value of that stone. It simply adds to the attractiveness and durability of the enhanced gem. Holly D’Lane jewelry is both attractive and durable.
Some pieces of Holly D’Lane jewelry mirror the excitement of New Orleans during the time of the Mardi Gras. As a young girl growing-up in New Orleans, Holly D’Lane loved the annual appearance of the costumed Mardi Gras participants. One can say with a fair amount of certainty that a number of those costumed parade marchers wore jewelry.