Coffee Talk 7/13

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Good Morning!

Once again it is the dreaded Monday morning, but it is time for our wonderful coffee talk!!! Today I wanted to talk about what to do with stones that are sitting in your drawer. Many people come into my work with stones from their family members, or even pieces they have purchased but no longer like the style. There are millions of options of what you can do with these stones, that can be very budget friendly.  Re-mounting stones into pendants, earrings, and rings are usually the way to go. Now, each stone is going to perform better in different mountings so make sure to talk to your jeweler to see which would be best for your specific stones.

July Birthstone: Ruby

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July: Ruby

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The word ruby is derived from the Latin word rebeus meaning “red”. The ruby is among the most highly prized of gems throughout history. It is said that it combines Eros, sensual love, and Agape, spiritual love, and is therefore divine love in crystalized form. Rubies were thought to represent heat and power. Ancient tribes used the gem as bullets for blowguns, and it was said that a pot of water would boil instantly if a ruby was tossed into it. When the crystal is ground into a powder, it is placed on the tongue as used as a cure for indigestion.

Ruby is a member of the corundum family. Sapphires and rubies are exactly the same stone, with the only difference being in the color. Ruby is only red and ranges in hue from orangey red to a purplish red. Large rubies are very rare and very beautiful.

They are a 9 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale and are heavier than a diamond. The most beautiful rubies are thought to be from Burma, but they can also be found in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It has been said that ruby’s red glow comes from an internal flame that cannot be extinguished, making a gift of this stone a symbol of everlasting love. It is said if it worn on the left hand, that the stone will bring good fortune to its wearer. Rubies are the wedding anniversary stone for the 40th wedding anniversary.ruby slippers

Rose Gold Beauty

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Two tone engagement ring with 0.90 carat center which has SI1 clarity and D color! This set is ABSOLUTELY stunning for the ladies that love rose gold! the COMBINATION of the pink and white gold really makes this ring one of a kind.

Retailing for 7,999.00

NOW 6,999.00

Not just the ring… Part 1

Bridal Party Gifts

Remember that the engagement ring is just the preview of the main event: the wedding! While the ring is one of the most IMPORTANT pieces to the pie… the are many more steps that you and your chosen jeweler will take together. Bridal party gifts and wedding day jewelry is all picked out of the day of the wedding! Engravable items are great choices for these special people on your special day. day-of-wedding1

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Birthstone Facts!

The emerald has been revered as one of the most popular and valued gemstones throughout history. With it’s deep green color, caused by traces of chromium, many people associate it with a lush green garden in full bloom. Emeralds have many inclusions which the French call “jardin” meaning garden because of their resemblance to foliage.

Emeralds are a 7.5-8 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale, and they are very difficult to cut because they are quite brittle and have inclusions that cause the stone to easily crack or chip. Emeralds grow very slowly within metamorphic rocks and are usually restricted in size by the rock, making large emeralds very costly and rare. The most prized emerald specimens come from a mine in Columbia but they are also found in Brazil, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Nigeria an Russia.

An emerald is believed to promote mental growth, perceptiveness and be effective against headaches. It symbolizes hope, development and maturity. It is supposed to bring luck and success as well as power. They were once considered to be an antidote to poison in India. The Egyptians used to leave these beautiful stones, engraved with the symbol of the leaf, in the tombs with their dead. The ancient Romans associated this precious gem with fertility and rebirth, and dedicated it to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

The emerald is the traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary but it also used as a 20th and 35th wedding anniversary stone.

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-Jess

New Arrivals!

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THE ARROW: 

The meaning of a solitary arrow represents defense and protection from harm.  It can also be used as a symbol of movement or direction or love.  I think it is so interesting that something that isn’t a heart could symbolize love, how unique! These simple arrow designs  have everyone talking.  I have been seeing arrow EVERYTHING lately and i am very happy about it! . These pendants completely remind me of “Cupids Arrow” and would make such a wonderful valentines day gift for someone special! The diamond arrow contains 1/10 carat total weight of  round cut diamonds. Both of these arrow pendants come with the chain and are  available in 14 karat yellow, white and rose (pink) gold.

Gold Arrow:$490.00

Diamond Arrow:$715.00

– Jessica

April Birthstone

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Eye-catching Beauty

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What is it about diamonds that girls love? It could be that these colorless beauties are completely eye catching from all the light, sparkle, and color that these stones radiate. it could also be that each stone is completely different from one ANOTHER and are truly one of a kind! A GIFT OF A DIAMOND IS SYMBOLIC OF EVERLASTING LOVE AND IS THE OFFICIAL STONE FOR THE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (and is an acceptable gift for any special occasion)! IT SYMBOLIZES WISDOM, ENLIGHTENMENT, PURITY AND CLARITY. IT PROVIDES PROTECTION, PRESERVES PEACE AND GIVES THE WEARER POWER. THE DIAMOND ENCOURAGES SELF-CONFIDENCE AND A DESIRE FOR INDEPENDENCE WHILE COUNTERACTING JEALOUSY.

The name diamond is of Latin origin meaning “invincible.” Diamond’s are composed of very DENSELY packed carbon atoms. Diamonds and graphite are both Created from carbon, but under certain pressure and circumstances the atomic structure is organized differently. Even though they come from the same element The atomic structure itself makes a diamond the hardest substance on earth, and graphite a very soft substance! Diamonds are either colorless or can be red, yellow, brown, black, green, blue, pink or violet. Yellow is the most common fancy color and pink is the most rare. A diamond gets its blue color from the presence of boron, while yellow diamonds get their color from the presence of nitrogen.

When a diamond is not “gem quality” it is used in manufacturing and industry. The value of a diamond largely depends upon how skillfully and well it is cut. Diamond’s value is measured based on cut, color, clarity and carat weight, which is known as the “THE Four C’s”.

-Jessica