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October 2013

Rings Across the USA

Each part of the USA has a favorite ring design. These are the most popular designs by city.

 

Chicago

CHICAGO

Chicago sticks with the classics. Colorless diamonds, usually round- or princess, and a clean-lined band. Channel set side stones are extremely popular in the Midwest.

 

DC

WASHINGTON, DC

Engagement ring shoppers in our nation’s capital are more conservative with their choices, and lean toward colorless round diamonds.

NY

NEW YORK

Brides focus on one big high quality diamond. Often placed in a simpler setting. Seeing as the middle stone is the priciest part of the ring, that means that New Yorkers shell out big bucks for their engagement rings.

Dallas

DALLAS

You guessed it. They like them big in Texas. Dallas ranks 3rd in highest amounts spent on engagement rings. Many shoppers have decorative bands with small accent diamonds.

LA

LOS ANGELES

L.A. residents are not afraid of gong to flashy. L.A. residents purchase fancier, more decorative rings such as double halos. Cushion cuts are very hot.

Miami

MIAMI

Miamians are big fans of pavé. Using many smaller diamonds is a less expensive way to get lots of flash for less cash.

We Are One Year Old!

18354057_sIt was October 18, 2012, that I turned the key to an incredible journey God has directed me to and opened the door of the store to the public (friends) for the first time. God has been so good! There have been ups, and not so ups, over the past year. God continues to send long-time friends as well as new friends to me. I’ve been able to serve those in the area as well as those around the country and the world. Tracy has been with me nearly everyday, helping and supporting my dream to come true. Thank you, Tracy! I love you more than words can convey. Thank you also to all who have allowed me to serve them, or have recommended me to your friends, or have prayed for me, my family and my business. Many words have been spoken over this business and great things are happening. I pray I can stay true to the path God has placed me on and to keep my priorities correct and to serve to the best of my ability.

A Diamond’s Story, Part 4

Your-diamond-ringYour Diamond Ring

The beauty of your diamond ring is timeless. From the first sketch until it is cast into precious metal, your’s is designed and expertly crafted to enhance its  utmost beauty.

Your diamond is an expression of your unique style, nature’s breathtaking beauty and is the symbol of the preciousness of your love.

From simple elegance to refashioned beauty, your dreams really can come true. Let me help you tell your life’s story with heirloom quality jewelry.

A Diamond’s Story, Part 3

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Diamonds as Art

Diamonds have been valued for centuries as the ultimate luxury. No gemstone has been more admired. Diamonds have been timelessly surrounded by myths and legends. Men going in to battle often wore diamonds on their breastplates to give them strength and confidence.

For centuries, only the richest families had access to diamonds.  A law in Thirteenth-century France decreed that only the King could wear diamonds. The giving of a diamond makes an occasion significant. Diamonds are used to celebrate a 75th anniversary, called a diamond jubilee.

Your diamond is a rare piece of art. You can wear your diamond every single day for hundreds of years without age diminishing it’s beauty.

The Gifts of Christmas 2013

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With less than 80 days until Christmas, I’m asked what are THE gifts for this year. I don’t have a crystal ball, but from what is being bought by jewelers across the country as well as the chains, here’s an idea of what to look for.

The first is the “Vibrating Diamond” jewelry. Our Rhythm Of Love jewelry is one of the first to demonstrate how a diamond have sparkle simply from the beat of her heart as the jewelry is being worn. Everyone who has seen this jewelry has fallen in love with it. Come in and experience these for yourself.

Next is personalized jewelry having something specific to help tell your life’s story. Monogrammed jewelry, name jewelry, birthstone jewelry and, of course my specialty, custom created rings, pendants and earrings will play a great role in gift buying and giving. I’m creating custom jewelry every day for many people who don’t want the “cookie cutter” jewelry found in the malls.

Thirdly, Halos will be smoking hot! These designs will be featured not only for engagement rings, but also for fashion jewelry with diamonds and color stones as the featured or center of attention.

And not to be left behind, inexpensive gifts are always desired for gift giving. Nikki Lissoni jewelry allows the giver a gift of beauty and fun beginning at $31 for a coin and for around $150 with the receiver having a complete look and being able to change the look as often as she likes.

This looks to be a great Christmas. All these ideas can be seen on the designer web pages here and are available in the store. Let your life’s story be told with a beautiful Gift of Love from Dale Robertson Jewelry.

A Diamond’s Story, Part 2

Dia pt 2Why is your diamond so special?

 

It is estimated that less than one percent of all women will ever wear a diamond weighing one carat or more. How rare is your diamond?

 

More than 250 tons of diamond bearing  earth must be crushed and sifted to find the rough for a single one carat diamond. Out of a million diamonds, only one  will be good enough to be considered a gem quality one carats polished diamond. Like your love, your diamond has been forged by time and is an eternal treasure.

The Other October Birthstone

Tourmaline

Tourmaline

 

Most people know that Opal is the birthstone for October. There’s another gemstone that is more durable and is also considered a birthstone for October.

Tourmalines have a wide variety of exciting colors with one of the widest color ranges of any gem. Many tourmaline color varieties have inspired their own trade names:

  • Rubellite is a name for pink, red, purplish red, orangy red, or brownish red tourmaline, although some in the trade argue that the term shouldn’t apply to pink tourmaline.
  • Indicolite is dark violetish blue, blue, or greenish blue tourmaline.
  • Paraíba is an intense violetish blue, greenish blue, or blue tourmaline from the state of Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Chrome tourmaline is intense green. In spite of its name, it’s colored mostly by vanadium, the same element that colors many Brazilian and African emeralds.
  • Parti-colored tourmaline displays more than one color. One of the most common combinations is green and pink, but many others are possible.
  • Watermelon tourmaline is pink in the center and green around the outside. Crystals of this material are typically cut in slices to display this special arrangement.

 

Tourmaline’s colors have many different causes. It’s generally agreed that traces of iron, and possibly titanium, induce green and blue colors. Manganese produces reds and pinks, and possibly yellows. Some pink and yellow tourmalines might owe their hues to color centers caused by radiation, which can be natural or laboratory-induced.

Tourmalines are mined around the world. There’s actually a very large Tourmaline mine in Maine that has produced many pink tourmalines over the years.

Tourmaline is a birthstone for October, along with opal. Tourmaline is also the gem of the eighth anniversary.

Some information from the GIA web site.

A Diamond’s Story, Part 1

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A Diamond’s Journey

 

Your diamond’s journey began long ago and far away. There is nothing in the world quite like your diamond. A diamond is the oldest treasure you’ll ever own. Some say over three billion years old.

 

Did you know that diamonds are one of only two gemstones formed deep within the earth’s mantle? They are then voyaged up to the surface by massive volcanic eruptions.

 

Nothing else combines fire, brilliance and light like a diamond. Diamonds are a universal symbol of strength, longevity, purity and commitment.

Opal-essence

Opal1Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World, and Empress. In ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love and hope. The Romans gave it a name—opalus—that was synonymous with “precious stone.”

In 75 AD, the Roman scholar Pliny observed, “Some opali carry such a play within them that they equal the deepest and richest colors of painters.

Others…simulate the flaming fire of burning sulphur and even the bright blaze of burning oil.” He marveled that this kaleidoscopic gem encompassed the red of ruby, the green of emerald, the yellow of topaz, the blue of sapphire, and the purple of amethyst.

Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.

Opal is considered an October birthstone. Some people think it’s unlucky for anyone born in another month to wear an opal. But that particular superstition comes from a novel written in the 1800s (Anne of Geierstein by Sir Walter Scott), and not from any ancient belief or experience. In fact, throughout most of history, opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all gems because it can show all colors. Once, it was thought to have the power to preserve the life and color of blond hair.

For more information about Opals, go to http://alturl.com/mi4cs

Information for the GIA web site.