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February Birthstone: AMETHYST!!

What is an Amethyst? Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. Amethyst's Physical and Spiritual Healing Properties Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. How to care for your Amethyst Hardness Amethyst rates a 7 on the Mohs scale and has good toughness, so it is suitable for all jewelry types. This includes rings as long as the wearer understands the limits of its hardness. A ranking of 7 on the Mohs scale means Amethyst is a durable jewelry gem as long as proper precautions are followed to prevent scratching. Stability Abrupt temperature changes can cause Amethyst to fracture. Some Amethyst color can fade with prolonged exposure to intense light. Amethyst can also be damaged by hydrofluoric acid, ammonium fluoride, and alkaline solutions. Cleaning Amethyst can be safely cleaned with warm soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaners are usually safe except in the rare instances where a stone is dyed or treated by fracture filling. Steam cleaning is not recommended, and Amethyst should not be subjected to heat.

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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 [...]

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December Birthstone(s): TANZANITE & TURQUOISE!!

What is a Tanzanite? Tanzanite is the exquisite blue-purple variety of the mineral zoisite that is only found in one part of the world. Named for its limited geographic origin in Tanzania, Tanzanite has quickly risen to popularity since its relatively recent discovery. Tanzanite's Physical and Spiritual Healing Properties Physical healing properties of Tanzanite include detoxification of the blood, strengthening your immune system and increasing overall vitality. It’s soothing, calming Tanzanite powers encourage cell regeneration and healing of skin conditions, in keeping with tanzanite meaning. Tanzanite stone benefits the hair, supporting renewed growth of healthy hair. Tanzanite healing properties also calm and sooth side effects of medical treatments or surgery. Tanzanite may also assist in reviving someone who has been in a comatose state, perhaps due to its strong angelic connection and ability to bring about deeper thinking. It may also simply help with its calming, soothing vibrations, in keeping with Tanzanite meaning. How to care for your Tanzanite Hardness Zoisite (Tanzanite) is 6 to 7 on the Mohs scale. It has fair to poor toughness and a property called cleavage, which is a tendency to break when struck. While Tanzanite is not as hard or as tough as a stone like sapphire, it still can be worn in all types of jewelry with proper precautions against rough wearing or hard blows. Stability Tanzanite is stable under normal wearing conditions, which means it’s resistant to the effects of heat, light, and common chemicals. Even so, Tanzanite should not be subjected to very high temperatures or sudden temperature changes. It can be attacked by exposure to hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids. Cleaning Warm, soapy water is always safe. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are never recommended for Tanzanite. [...]

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Cyber Monday Sale!

SBJ doesn't have an online store - yet! But we are diligently working on getting it up and running in 2020 to ensure the easiest and most convenient shopping experience for you!   However in the meantime, we want to offer a Cyber Monday Sale specifically to all of our fans on our Facebook and Instagram! Keep an eye out all day Monday for posts showcasing a different beautiful piece of jewelry marked at 60% OFF!!   You might want to turn on your post notifications because you definitely don't want to miss out!   Sale is strictly on featured items only and can be purchased by phone or in store - you just have to mention you saw the post on Facebook or Instagram!   Happy Shopping!

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on Cyber Monday Sale!

HUGE Savings when you SHOP SMALL this Saturday!

✨IT'S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!!✨ We are SO incredibly grateful for all our amazing customers that choose every day to SHOP SMALL with us! We want to thank you all day by offering: 20% OFF Storewide!* 30% OFF Watches! 60% OFF Fine Jewelry & Watch Clearance! FREE polish cloth to the first 10 customers through the door! FREE gift to the first 20 purchasing customers! Mimosas & Selfie-Station! Open 10am - 4pm! Stop in, have a drink, make/update your Wish List and get a little holiday shopping done *away* from the mall insanity! (we have plenty of parking too! 🙃) *Excludes Bella Mani, ByLilla, Diamond Studs over 1ct, Joseph Bulova Limited Edition Collection, previous purchases & layaways

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!

*Valid on in-stock, regularly priced jewelry. Exclusions: Bella Mani, Sky-B, byLilla, prior purchases or layaways

By |November 28th, 2019|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your Thanksgiving and all the days ahead be filled with happiness, joy and prosperity. We are so thankful to be your trusted jeweler, today and every day! With love and blessings, Susan and the Bella Team

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December Hours

To better serve you, we will be open 7 days a week from now through December 24th, with the exception of Thanksgiving! December Holiday Hours Dec. 1st - 16th: Sat, Sun, Mon. 10am - 4pm Tues, Weds, Fri. 10am - 6pm Thurs. 10am - 7pm Dec 17th - 23rd  10am - 7pm Dec 24th  10am - 3pm

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on December Hours