How to Clean & Store Pearls (from Jewelers of America) Apply cosmetics, hair sprays and perfume before putting on any pearl jewelry. When you remove the jewelry, wipe it carefully with a soft cloth to remove any traces of these substances. You can also wash your pearl jewelry with mild soap and water. Do not [...]
We have been members of our Hood River County Chamber of Commerce from day 1. We have also served on the board, several committees, ambassadors, several offices including President one year. We love partnering with our Chamber of Commerce, doing good things together, helping each other succeed!
From the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Pearls have been treasured for thousands of years. Natural pearls were long associated with royalty. Cultured pearls (made by human intervention) put pearls in the reach of consumers. Now new colors and shapes fill our display cases in prices everyone can afford. Come in to see our wonderful [...]
From Stuller: BLUE ZIRCON December’s birthstone combines a gorgeous green blue color with a fiery brilliance akin to diamond. In fact for centuries, people confused colorless zircon with diamond. Today, unfortunately, many consumers think zircon is the same as lab-grown cubic zirconia. This error keeps them from enjoying zircon’s sparkling beauty. Aging gracefully How long [...]
From Gemological Institute of America (GIA): Sapphire evokes images of velvety blue, but the gem actually comes in many colors. It is found in blue, pink, yellow, green and in many others. The quality of cut, in addition to the color, is the key to sapphire's beauty. Sapphires are found in many locales. We are [...]
Many cultures have favorite Green Gemstones that have significant meanings. When we think of Green Gemstones, Emerald is often the first one that we think of. Emerald, the Beautiful Green variety of Beryl, is thought to represent life, fertility, rebirth and enduring love. Enjoy Emeralds.
Saw these, would anyone be interested in these necklaces?
From Rare Earth Mining: RARE FACT OF THE MONTH: The name "garnet" comes from the Medieval Latin word, "granatum", which is an adjective meaning "dark-red". It is thought that this adjective could have been extracted from the word "pomegranate", due to the colour of the seed coats or shape of the seeds.
December has 2 wonderful Birthstones, Zircon and Tanzanite. Here is a link to a nice article about these gemstones: https://www.americangemsociety.org/tanzanite-zircon-and-turquoise-oh-my
Today is the first day of our week long Customer Appreciation Sale. Every year in Downtown Hood River we have a Shop Local and Shop Early Holiday Open House and our version is our Customer Appreciation Sale the week before Christmas. We were checking what we had done in the past and look what we [...]