why that online name?
I adore shiny, sparkly things. I grew up around high end jewelry stores and so got to see high quality sparkly things up close during my "formative years". (So now I am a bit of a jewelry snob which sometimes causes Beloved fits.)
I get distracted easily by the shiny. Shania Twain, who I think is a truly stunning woman, wore a shiny, bejeweled bra during her Super Bowl halftime performance several years ago. I thought my head was going to explode.
Finally, my birthstone is opal and while other precious stones may sparkle more brilliantly, none have the variety and fascination of the flickering of opals.