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Jewelry Appraisals 1/24

Jewelry Appraisals Thursday, January 24th! $10 OFF Jewelry Appraisals with Jane 1/24! Jane Chaikowsky is an Independent Jewelry Appraiser who is Graduate Gemologist (GG) of the Gemological Institute of America, an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Master Gemologist Appraiser® (MGA) of the American Society of Appraisers and Certified Senior Member (CSM) of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, assuring an unbiased opinion of value. Jane can appraise your jewelry while you watch using portable gemological laboratory equipment. 🔬   Jane only visits our store about once a month so be sure to call and schedule your appointment! 610-434-8001   You can also drop off your jewelry the day before if you are unable to make it in on Thursday!

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on Jewelry Appraisals 1/24

January Birthstone: Garnet

What is a Garnet? The name “garnet” originates from the medieval Latin granatus, meaning “pomegranate,” in reference to the similarity of the red color. Garnets have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Necklaces studded with red garnets adorned the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Signet rings in ancient Rome featured garnet intaglios that were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents. Garnet is actually a group of several minerals. Five of these – pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular and andradite – are important as gems. Pyrope and almandine range from purple to red. Spessartine is found in exciting oranges and yellows, while andradite is mostly yellow to green (the gem variety demantoid). Grossular may have the widest range, from colorless through yellow to reddish orange and orangy red, as well as a strong vibrant green called tsavorite. Physical and Spiritual Healing Properties of Garnet: According to Indian astrology, garnet helps eliminate negative feelings (depression, guilt) and instill greater self-confidence and mental clarity to promote creative thinking and peace of mind. In ancient and medieval times, gems like garnet were also thought to be remedies for inflammatory diseases and to soothe the angry heart. How to Care for Your Garnet: The different types of garnet range between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This means that this birthstone is more susceptible to damage than rubies, sapphires and diamonds. So while not all garnets are good candidates for daily wear, they are ideal for earrings, brooches and pendants. Give thought to how you store your garnet jewelry. If you let it rub against harder gems – again, think diamonds, rubies and sapphires – it can be scratched. And in turn [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on January Birthstone: Garnet

Cheers to 10 Years!

  SBJ 10 Year Anniversary! This month marks Susan Bella Jewelry's 10 year Anniversary! 🎊Traditionally, a 10 year anniversary gift was aluminum or tin, but (thankfully! 😉) that changed to diamond jewelry in modern times. 💎 So in celebration, Susan wants to offer all of you, our cherished customers, an epic sale the entire month of January! And stay tuned for some VERY exciting news later this month! #SusanBellaJewelry #CheersTo10Years 🥂    

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on Cheers to 10 Years!

November Birthstone(s): Topaz & Citrine!

What is a Topaz? The variety of topaz hues includes colorless, light blue, yellow, orange, pink, violet, brown and, very rarely, red. The vast majority of blue topaz seen today is the permanent result of treating colorless topaz with irradiation and heating. Some believe the word “topaz” comes from the Sanskrit word tapas, which means “fire.” Others trace it back to the Greek topazos. This November birthstone was long thought to have many benefits. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. From the 1300s to the 1600s, Europeans thought it could thwart magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty and intelligence. Physical & Spiritual Healing Properties of Topaz Topaz is a crystal that will reflect the energy of your mind. It will bring you intense clarity on your intentions, and it will strengthen your focus so that you can manifest your desires to reality.It will stimulate your self-confidence and your ability to learn new things. It will help you understand complex ideas and concepts. Topaz will inspire creativity and increase your attention span. It will help you achieve perfection and your desired results when it comes to your projects and endeavors.Topaz is a highly effective crystal in meditation, affirmation, visualization, and projection. Stability of Topaz Hardness ​​​​​​​Topaz is an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, but it has poor toughness, so care is required to avoid chipping or cracking. Cleaning To clean this November birthstone, do not use steam cleaning or ultrasonic cleaners. Warm, soapy water works best. Stability High heat or sudden temperature changes can cause internal breaks in topaz. The birthstone’s color is generally [...]

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on November Birthstone(s): Topaz & Citrine!

Annual Customer Appreciation Event 11/15-11/17!

NOVEMBER 15th - 17th 20% OFF In-Stock Jewelry! Additional 10% OFF Fine Jewelry Clearance! 40% - 75% OFF Charm Bracelets & Accessories! Get your holiday shopping done early! Thursday: 10am - 7pm Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on Annual Customer Appreciation Event 11/15-11/17!

Jewelry Appraisals 11/8

Jewelry Appraisals Thursday, November 8th! Jane Chaikowsky is an Independent Jewelry Appraiser who is Graduate Gemologist (GG) of the Gemological Institute of America, an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Master Gemologist Appraiser® (MGA) of the American Society of Appraisers and Certified Senior Member (CSM) of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, assuring an unbiased opinion of value. Jane can appraise your jewelry while you watch using portable gemological laboratory equipment. 🔬   Jane only visits our store about once a month and won't be back until after the holiday season so be sure to call and schedule your appointment! 610-434-8001   You can also drop off your jewelry the day before if you are unable to make it in on Thursday!

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on Jewelry Appraisals 11/8