SELL WITH A STORY: ALEXANDRITE
By gemstone standards, alexandrite is a newcomer. What does it matter that it was formed 2 billion years ago? It didn’t exist for us until 1833, when emerald miners in Russia’s Ural Mountains found what looked like an emerald — but not quite. Count Lev Alekseevich Perovski, who managed the Imperial family’s estates (i.e. the mines), was a gemstone connoisseur and sent the “emerald” specimen to the famous Finnish mineralogist, Nils Gustav Nordenskjold (1792-1866).
The Double Take
Nordenskjold quickly realized the Perovski’s specimen was too hard to be emerald. That evening, he looked at it again and was astonished to see it was red like a ruby. After further studying its properties, he named it “diaphanite” which means “two unseen and shown” in reference to the color change. Continue reading
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January 25th – 30th
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Wedding day gift ideas
After the groom-to-be proposes to the bride-to-be the common thought is that after purchasing the wedding band, no other need to stop at the jewelers. Brides do not always expect a wedding day gift but making her dream wedding, a dream come true here are some awesome gift ideas for the future wife to remember her perfect fairy tale.
Diamond studs, are a great idea for the bride on her wedding day. Whether she wears them with her dress or not, they are something that can be cherished forever. The store I work at (Steffan’s Jewelers) has an amazing diamond stud upgrade program that allows you to get your full money back towards the next size up (with no minimum upgrade amount)! This sets up the perfect anniversary, Christmas, or birthday gift!
A super small, super sparkly pendant, that she can layer with what she has chosen to already wear on her special day. This one in particular is a Hearts on Fire piece that is so stunning. From far away you can not tell it is a star, but up close the star shape around the diamond really gives it a unique and special look for the future wife. (Many other similar styles are available).
Something a little more romantic, this fulfillment heart hands down is one of my favorites for the bride on her special day. It has so much sparkle for such a wonderful price. Again, this is something she would be able to hold and cherish for years to come. Even being able to pass it down to possible future generations to wear on their wedding day. This pendant comes in round (which is what I wear and LOVE), moon, and star shape.