November Birthstone!

citrine

CITRINE:NOVEMBER

The word citrine comes from the old French word “citrin” meaning lemon. It is one of the more rare forms of quartz. It ranges in color from the palest of yellow to a dark amber called Madeira. Citrine is known to change color when exposed to heat, so it is important to keep it out of direct sunlight. It ranks a 7 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. Citrine is found mainly in Brazil, but it is also found in Bolivia and Madagascar.

It was believed to have magical powers and was worn to ward off evil thoughts, the plague, bad skin and snake venom. Citrine was also used as a remedy for urinary and kidney ailments. Getting a gift of citrine is a symbol of hope and strength. In addition to being November’s birthstone, it is also the suggested gemstone for the 13th year of marriage.

THIS JUST IN: Moon earrings

THE “crest” earrings are here to stay

crest pendantcrest earringsAfter watching the eclipse the other night, it really gave me a new appreciation for the moon! Take a look at these two new pieces we have at Steffan’s! The crest pendant comes in sterling silver(which is pictured below). They are also available in 14 karat white, yellow and rose gold! These ARE available for shipping. For more information on pricing please contact jessica@steffansjewelers.com!


OOTD…

Outfit of the day

Staring Ilaria Lanzoni

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Here is Ilaria, the Hearts On Fire head designer.  This look is so perfect for a day at the office,a casual day with friends, or a nice lunch outfit.  Professional yet so very stylish. She has layered three diamond pendants going smallest to largest.  Continuing the layering, she has stacked many stunning beaded bracelets. Simplicity at its finest.  She tops it off with one over-the-top ring that is just so gorgeous and truly a must have.

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