Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gemstone of the Month: Citrine and Topaz

Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smokey quartz (brown), topaz and quartz are separate and unrelated mineral species. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones.
Citrine, the other birthstone for November is known as the "healing quartz." This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer. Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. It is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Register to Win!

The holidays are almost here and we're ready to celebrate! Now through December 31st, stop in to Kelly Jewelry and register to win a $500 shopping spree OR a $450 Diamond Journey pendant. No purchase necessary.

Also, we're getting all of our new lines in for the holiday seaon and we can't wait to show you! Stop in and get your Christmas shopping done early.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Featured piece: Black Pearls

If you are looking for a pearl ring that will stand out in a crowd, stop in and take a look at our black pearls.

This ring features a black pearl, set in 10kt white gold, with round diamonds surrounding the pearl. The band features a unique design that adds to the beauty and elegance of the piece. This would make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone else, as it retails for $360.

We would love to show you this or other styles; we know you'll find one you love!

Gemstone of the Month: Tourmaline and Opal

October is another month with two birthstone choices, Tourmaline and Opal.

Tourmaline has become a favorite among jewelry designers, and gem collectors around the world. Since it is available in a variety of colors, it is suited to almost anyone's taste. Tourmaline is also known for displaying several colors in the same gemstone. These bi-color and tri-color gems are formed in many; gemstones with clear color distinctions are highly prized.

The name Opal derives from the Greek Opallos, meaning "to see a change (of color)." Opals range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal's beauty is the product of contrast between its color play and its background. Opal is a formation of non-crystalline silica gel that seeped into crevices in the sedimentary strata. Through time and nature's heating and molding processes, the gel hardened into the form of opals. The opal is composed of particles closely packed in spherical arrangements. When packed together in a regular pattern, a three-dimensional array of spaces are created that give opal its radiance.

Source: American Gem Society

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Featured piece: Wedding gifts

When you're looking for a nice wedding gift for that special couple, keep Kelly Jewelry in mind. We have a variety of crystal pieces available, such as champagne flutes, vases, and bowls.

We also have some great styles of clocks, both wall and desk, that can be engraved with a special message or date to personalize your gift.

If you like the idea of personalizing your gift, then a silver picture frame to hold all those beautiful wedding photos may be a great option for you.

We would love to help you select the perfect gift for the perfect couple!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Featured piece: Baby gifts

Sometimes it's hard to find that perfect baby gift for a friend or loved one. We've got you covered. We have a variety of wonderful gifts for new or expecting parents. Our gift baskets include a blanket, washcloth, burp cloth, picture frame and toy. We also have some great new blankets that are extremely soft and cuddly for a new baby.

If you are looking for a keepsake, we carry a variety of silver cups, picture frames and silverware that we are happy to engrave with a special message from you.

We still have a few styles of Robeez left for 50% off so make sure to stop in and get a pair before they are gone!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gemstone of the month: Peridot

Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. As peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona; other sources are China, Myanmar, and Pakistan. This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens. Peridot, in smaller sizes, often is used in beaded necklaces and bracelets.

Source: American Gem Society