Gemstones offer both beauty and peace

Friday, January 1, 2010 | 2:36 p.m. CST; updated 2:47 p.m. CST, Friday, January 1, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — "They are more peace than just pretty," Adrienne Walker Hoard, fine artist and professor, said of the wearable pieces of art and peace she makes. Amulets for Transformation are necklaces, bracelets and occasional set of earrings Hoard makes with pure gemstones.