The Diamond - The Holocaust Diamonds -This is a powerful story based on truth, but names and locales are changed. No one had heard of these diamonds and where they ended up. Exceptionally intriguing and tragic and the ending is interesting.
The Sapphire - The Peacock’s Eye –Quite a saga about a Rajah and one of his many concubines. She has a great fascination with the Peacock’s Eye Star Sapphire, steals it, goes on a remarkable journey and the ending is shocking.
The Ruby - The Dragon Ruby of Rajah Binoor –Most interesting story of the ruby, where it was found, who found it and what happened to it. The ending is delightful.
The Amber – Trapped in Time –A personal story of mine and what I found in a piece of amber. Absolutely fascinating and lovely. A really good fairy tale.
The Emerald – The Emperor’s Egg –The Emperor’s Egg belonged to one of the great Emperors of Peru. Where and how it was found and the mystery surrounding its disappearance. Full of adventure and strange customs.
The Pearl – Spat Tells His Tale –Spat, the oyster, tells a wonderful tale about himself and his great pearl.
The Opal – Black Beauty and Muggereedoo – This was the actual story about how one of my teachers in grade school had a beautiful black opal ring. Where it came from and the exciting story of what happened to it makes a charming story.
Silver – Wandor the Dragon –A true story my grandmother told me about the lovely silver dragon centerpiece that was on their dining room table during the Civil War and how her family brought it to Texas from Tennessee, what became of it, and how they survived. Most interesting history and strong characters.
Gold – A Murder Unsolved –The true story of my grandfather and how his death happened in Ely, Nevada in 1907 during the gold strike there. A really good story of the times and circumstances.
The Meteorite – Star Jewel from the Universe –A truly fascinating story of this “rock” from outer space, its journey, where it landed (near the Great Wall of China), the Chinese family that found it and the luck it brought them, and how I came to have it.
Jeanette Howeth Crumpler is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has written several books, articles, features and other material. Jeanette is known as The Tomato Lady because of her lifelong association with gardening, growing, researching and writing about tomatoes and other gardening facts. In addition to articles in several publications, she has written “The Lakewood StarWalk”, “Lakewood – Memoirs and Spirit”, :”Street of Dreams, A History of Dallas’ Theatre Row” and most recently “Tales of Jewels and Precious Metals”.: “The Theatre Organ Murders” is a wickedly delightful tale set along Elm Street’s fabulous Theatre Row in Dallas during the heyday of theatre organs, gorgeous movie theatre palaces and the many colorful characters associated with them.