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Posted in handcrafted jewelry, tagged Amethyst, freshwater pearls, grossularite garnet, handcrafted bracelet, pink chalcedony, purple jasper, rose quartz, sterling silver on February 27, 2009| 2 Comments »
This beautiful handcrafted bracelet is made with Grossularite Garnet and Freshwater pearls, rose quartz, amethyst, purple jasper, pink chalcedony, swarovski crystals and sterling silver. Deb you have outdone yourself this time, congrats.
Amethyst—- Is the stone of transformation.
Jasper—- Is associated with relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation,
Rose quartz—- Is known as the love stone, opening your heart and encouraging you
to be tender, peaceful and gentle.
Pearls—- Promote sincerity, truth and loyalty, Enables one to accept love see the good
parts of oneself people and objects, increases sense of self worth.
I can’t believe we are already into the second month of the new year. So you know what that means new month new contest. This month is a pair of amethyst earrings, So make sure you enter soon, and pass on the info to all you know.
There are many ways to care for your Sterling silver jewelry, One of the most simple is to place your pieces in zip lock bags with a small piece of white chalk, this will keep the moisture down and minimize your need to polish your pieces. If your pieces do tarnish then cleaning with a special treated cloth is all you need to do. In those rare cases you may need to use other means I posted a option a few posts ago that works well. The best thing to do is to prevent the tarnish, use the chalk and baggies. Then the cleaning will stay a minimum. For other care info see our website.
The Gemstone Emerald is the green variety of the mineral Beryl.Emerald is May ‘s birthstone.
The wonderful green color of emerald is unparalleled in the gem kingdom. Emerald’s precious green color is caused by small amounts of chromium and enhanced by traces of iron. Unlike other beryls, emeralds usually contain inclusions and other flaws. These flaws are not looked on as negative aspects for emerald like they would be for other gemstones. Indeed, these flaws are considered part of the character of the stone and are used to assure the purchaser of a natural stone. Even artificial emeralds often contain flaws, however, as the process of growing artificial emeralds mimics the way nature does it (slow crystal growth from a molten mix). Nearly all emeralds, even many “natural” stones, have been treated to improve clarity, generally by immersing them in oil. For gemstones, a green colored oil is often used, “improving” the color as well. Unfortunately, this oil may evaporate over the years, making flaws appear where none were visible at the time of purchase. A high-grade mineral oil may be used to improve the appearance again. This month’s contest has a freshwater and emerald green swarovski crystal bracelet as the prize. So make sure that you stop in and enter at www.totaldelights.com/contest