Monday, October 4, 2010

2010 Fall/Winter Necklace Trends

Necklaces are more compact this season, layering is still taking place but not nearly as much as in past seasons.  You'll still see celebrities wearing many necklaces, often super heavy and chunky, but most of the real world will be a more subdued look.   People aren't spending as much on multiple necklaces and they become very heavy and at times became a physical burden.   With all that being said, celebrities are generalyl on the cutting edge of fashion, so if you have the means and dont mind the physical strain, go for it, go BIG and CHUNKY and embrace necklace fashion. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010 Fall/Winter Jewelry Trends

Bold and Big is in in 2010!!  Fall and winter jewelry will be bold, lots of asymmetrical designs and the use of color and texture will draw from nature.  You will see pieces made of wood, lots of large beads and stones in their natural form rather then cut, smooth and polished.  Your overall 2010 jewelry look should be colorful with lots of texture. 

Also don't forget the all metal jewelry too!  Clunky, bold, big and worn is the look this season.  The most popular colors will be rose gold and a rich yellow gold. 

Check back each day cause I'll highlight the specifics in rings, necklaces, earrings and brooches.  We'll start with Necklaces, I can't wait! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An Irish Wedding Tradition - The Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh Ring - Traditional Irish Ring worn as Wedding Ring      

The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands (one for each partner) clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).

The wearing of a Claddagh ring in modern usage is usually intended to convey the wearer's romantic availability, or lack thereof. The ring is worn on the right hand with the heart oriented away from the wearer, to show that the wearer is not romantically linked. When turned the other way, it shows that the wearer is in a relationship, or their heart has been "captured". When worn on the left hand with the heart oriented again away from the wearer, it implies the wearer is engaged; turned the other way, it indicates the wearer is married.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In honor of St. Patrick's Day we are having a HUGE 2-day blowout sale, all our items are 65% OFF!  Head to now and shop, sale ends March 18th!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Clearance Jewelry

We just launched a new clearance jewelry page on our website, prices from 50-75% off.  We add new items to the page every week and we are still offering FREE domestic SHIPPING.  

From men's jewelry to women's jewelry to wedding sets, we have it all and all at an amazing price!  While you're shopping our clearance jewelry make sure and check out the rest of our store, we are one of the only online jewelers to offer MAKE AN OFFER on all our regular priced items!  More about make an offer to come later.   Enjoy the site and let Judy or myself know if you have questions!  

Ta Ta for now!
CaraLee - (360)-668-2658

Monday, November 10, 2008

October Birthstone - Opal & Pink Tourmaline

October Birthstone Opal

Birthstone: Opal
Moh's hardness: 5 1/2- 6 1/2
Specific Gravity: 2.50
Color: All colors, partially play-of-color Chemical Composition: SiO2, nH2O, hydrous silcon dioxide

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The Opal treats the eye to an explosion of shimmering colors, not unlike those of a magnificent rainbow following a summer rain. The Opal derives its name from the Latin word "opalus," meaning precious jewel. Prized for its unique ability to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light, the Opal was called "Cupid Paederos" by the Romans, meaning a child beautiful as love. One Legendary explanation for this gemstone's origin is that it fell from heaven in a flash of fiery lightning.

Opal dates back to prehistoric times. It is a non-crystallized silica, which is a mineral found near the earth's surface in areas where ancient geothermal hot springs once existed. As the hot springs dried up, layers of the silica combined with water, were deposited into cracks and cavities of bedrock, forming Opal. This gemstone actually contains up to 30% water, so it must be protected from heat or harsh chemicals, both of which will cause drying and may lead to cracking or loss of iridescence. Opal must also be guarded from blows, since it is relatively soft and breaks easily.

A gift of Opal is symbolic of faithfulness and confidence. The powerful energy radiating from this fiery gemstone will surely illuminate any occasion.

October Alternate Birthstone: Pink Tourmaline

Birthstone: Pink Tourmaline
Moh's hardness: 7-71/2
Specific Gravity: 3.32
Color: Pink


Pink Tourmaline has the seemingly magical property of pyroelectricity.
Scientifically speaking, this means that when heated, the gem takes on a static electric charge, making it capable of attracting lightweight objects. No wonder this gemstone was revered for it's mystical properties centuries ago. Considered the "stone of the muse," it is believed to stimulate the creative process of it's wearer.

Pink varieties of Tourmaline range in color from pastel pink to ruby red and are mined in Brazil, Afghanistan, Burma, and India. A gift of this stone is symbolic of hope.