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

Monday, August 16, 2010

Featured piece: Jelly Watches for $25



We just received our new Jelly Watches and they are awesome! Jelly Watches are the newest fun fashion piece and have been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN and many others. They come in a variety of colors, so you can have one for everyday of the week. They retail for $25 and would make a great "going back to school" surprise or a fun birthday gift. Stop in and check them out.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Featured piece: Reflections of Color


The Reflections of Color line is a beautiful colored stone line set in 18kt gold or sterling silver. The stones are vibrant and available in a variety of colors and styles. We have pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings available. For a limited time the entire line is 30% off. The pieces make a great birthday or anniversary gift.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Featured piece: Husker beads



Only 33 more days until Husker football kicks off its 2010 season!! Stop in and pick up one of our new Husker beads to show everyone which team you support. Add some bling with the red Stardust beads or channel your inner blackshirt with a black Murano bead. We also have silver basketball, baseball and football charms to complete the look.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Featured piece: Robeez for girls and boys!

The best shoe mimics bare feet, by supporting - not constricting tiny growing feet.

Robeez footwear flex and bend with every step. They promote good balance and unrestricted growth, while protecting little feet from the world. They stay on too, with elasticized ankles to ensure a perfectly snug fit. All of our Robeez are currently 20% to 30% off.

Gemstone of the month: Ruby


There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. Ruby is a variety of the gems species corundum. It is harder than any natural gemstone except diamond, which means a ruby is durable enough for everyday wear. Fine-quality ruby is extremely rare, and the color of the gem is most important to its value. The most prized color is a medium or medium-dark vivid red or slightly purplish red. If the gem is too light or has too much purple or orange, it will be called a fancy-color sapphire.

Source: American Gem Society

Monday, June 28, 2010

Featured piece: Chamilia summer charms



The new Chamilia charms have arrived and there are some great ones for summer! Everything from a beach bag to a cute little crab, and some awesome new Radiance pieces. The Radience Collection is part of the murano line, but it features crystals to add a little extra shimmer. Lots of colors and styles to choose from.

The Chamilia charms make wonderful birthday gifts, or just a nice way to let someone know you're thinking of them. Come in and start a bracelet or simply add some summer fun to an existing one!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gemstone of the month: Pearl and Alexandrite



June has two birthstones: Pearl and Alexandrite

Pearls

Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age. Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market.

Alexandrite

A relatively modern gem, Alexandrite, was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake, Czar Alexander II, and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities. Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light. Due to its rarity, some jewelers stock synthetic versions of this enchanting gemstone. (Synthetic gemstones are man-made alternatives to the natural material, possessing the same physical, optical, and chemical properties as the natural gemstone.)

Source: American Gem Society

Monday, June 21, 2010

Featured Piece of the Week: Elle Sterling Silver Pieces



The ELLE Jewelry Collection is a brand extension to the largest fashion publication in the world, ELLE magazine. ELLE Jewelry is a high-polished sterling silver collection often complimented with colorful gemstones. ELLE Jewelry's genuine signature ruby logo can be found on each piece, representing a woman's inner strength and beauty. In addition, each piece is rhodium plated to resist the effects of tarnishing.

Using fashion as a benchmark for creative inspiration, ELLE Jewelry designs reflect the most up-to-date and ready-to-wear trends. Like the pages of ELLE magazine, ELLE Jewelry evolves from season to season, as colors and fashion trends change. The Elle Jewelry collection offers a distinguished look and edge that is chic, modern and bold. Ultimately ELLE believes accessories should be a personal expression, a way of celebrating a woman's love of style.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Featured Piece of the Week: Fossil Sunglasses


Well, the sun is bound to return one of these days and when it does, we've got some great Fossil sunglasses. There are a variety of styles and colors available. Everything from small to large lenses, from conservative to flashy, we've got something that is sure to fit your style. Stop in and try some on, we know you'll love them!

Check out our new line: Jorge Revilla


Jorge's gemstone jewelry designs are filled with sophistication, made to dazzle and surprise. His creations show the melting pot of cultures that have lived in harmony in Spain over the centuries.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Father's Day is June 20th


Don't forget Dad this year. We've got some great gifts for that special man in your life. We recently started carrying the M-Clip money clip which is truly a unique, quality money clip built to old world standards found in fine jewelry. The multi-patented functionality and unique design allow you to hold cash and credit cards more securely, with less bulk than any other money clip or wallet on the market. From superior metals, highly machined tolerances for each component part, and individually selected alligator hides, the M-Clip money clip is designed and hand assembled with one goal in mind: to make the best, most functional and highest quality money clip you can buy.

Kelly Jewelry is now carrying an expansive line of men's rings with alternative metals starting as low as $80. Whether you're looking to update his wedding ring that he's had for years, or just want to surprise him with a right-hand fashion ring, we've got a style he's sure to love!

All of our watches are now 20% off, so if a watch is on his list this year we've got some great ones to choose from. Prices starting as low as $65. Not to mention all of our stylish Fossil billfolds.

Stop in and check it all out. We can't wait to see you!

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