More about this months birthstone: PERIDOT

PERIDOT

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In ancient Egypt, Peridot was called the “gem of the sun” referring to the golden glow
that emanates from within. This glow imparts a rich yellowish green hue — particularly appropriate for August birthdays and summer wear, when the sun shines and crops near harvest. Now reach beyond birthstones to fashion where green has grown increasingly popular. It’s no wonder that peridot enjoys wide appeal.

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ALL ABOUT: HEARTS ON FIRE

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OurDiamonds-HOFDream-488x239OurDiamonds-HOFround-488x239A Hearts On Fire diamond truly sparkles – there is no other way to describe it. It’s a performance simply unseen in other diamonds. Watch this short video to see for yourself.

Monday Morning Coffee Talk

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GRAB YOUR COFFEE… IT’S TIME FOR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE TALK.

TODAY, I REALLY WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A JEWELER YOU TRUST.

Time and time again i have women and men of all ages coming into my store and telling me horror stories of what has happened in the past that has lead them to believe that all jewelry stores in general are not to be trusted. To an extent, jewelers get almost the same view that car sales men receive for simply, doing their jobs.  I know i have mentioned this topic many times before, but i just want all of my viewers to have it engraved in thier brains to be aware or scammers and how to become an informed buyer. Steffans-Tower-Night_sm1

Dealing with a family business or a business that has been around for years in your area will usually be very trustworthy when it comes to leaving your things for repair. Many even have an in-house jeweler so their turn around time is faster then most “big box” stores that have to send things out that need repair.  It can take up to months if they do send out repairs.  Having a jeweler that lives where they work is key.  Knowing that they are active community memebers and trustworthy to the community, is something that you will not get at your local Kays. I also recently read an article that stated one person spends $100.00 more a year at local or family businesses it would create 1,000 jobs in their community!! YES $1,000. Worth it!

Why its important to get your diamonds cleaned

jewelry is of course stunning when its cleaned, but why else should you make it a priority?

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Checking and cleaning your diamonds with your jeweler is the most important upkeep. Loosing stones in any kind of setting is very possible and SURPRISINGLY common. making sure all of your prongs and diamonds are in immaculate condition should be done every 6 months (should always be free and while you wait)!