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March Birthstone: AQUAMARINE!

What is Aquamarine? The serenely colored aquamarine invokes the tranquility of its namesake, the sea. In fact, the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Aquamarine is a very valuable and special gem made in the depths of mountains by intense heat. It is made when extremely hot magma under the Earth's crust interacts with mineral rich rocks under mountain ranges. As the magma pushes through little cracks and crevices in the rocks it reacts with the minerals present there and gemstones are formed. Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color usually is more intense in larger stones, and darker blue stones are very valuable. It grows in large, six-sided crystals that can be up to a foot long, making it a great gem to be cut and polished in larger carats for statement pieces. Not only is aquamarine one of the March birthstones, it’s also used to celebrate 19th wedding anniversaries. It’s a beautiful stone with little or no yellow in it, so it looks great in many settings with different colored metals and gemstones. Aquamarine Healing Properties Aquamarine properties contain the healing, vibrant powers of our ancient seas. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage.The serene blue or blue-green color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Evolved over millions of years, this stone is also very healing when it comes to soothing unpleasant emotions such as grief or loneliness. Aquamarine is a “Stone of Courage and Protection”. Used often with the Throat Chakra, it can promote verbal [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on March Birthstone: AQUAMARINE!

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!

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!

A Letter From Susan…

Since 2005, we have had the privilege of carrying Pandora Jewelry... in fact, we were one of the first jewelry stores in the country to help build the brand! Over the last 13 years, we have provided expert sales advice (and had A LOT of fun!) designing charm bracelets and putting together stack rings for our clients. I have recently decided that Susan Bella Jewelry will not continue to sell Pandora Brand Products. We need to make room for all of the exciting new jewelry I've been buying at trade shows!! We've had an amazing run with Pandora, but now it's time for us to focus on being able to provide more options for more price points with our Sterling Silver and Fine Jewelry. Perhaps you've seen our "Every Style, Every Budget" campaign? Initially, this decision came with a very heavy heart. But now I am only excited -- VERY excited -- about the future of Susan Bella Jewelry and all of the fabulous new products I will be offering. This includes a new line of jewelry I'm designing (more to come on this!), in addition to more custom one-of-a-kind pieces for sale! We are currently selling our beautiful Pandora collection Clearance Style: first come, first serve, while supplies last, all sales final. The current discount is 40% off and will increase closer to the Holiday, but your best selection is now, so don't wait too long! Get your gifts now and hold them until December... did you know there are only 8 Saturdays left until Christmas, and even scarier, only 6 left before Hanukkah?? It's been an honor to serve our clients with the Pandora line. Many of you found us because of the [...]

By |October 27th, 2018|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on A Letter From Susan…

Closed Tues 8/28 – Mon 9/3

CLOSED Tues. 8/28 - Mon. 9/3 Every year we close for the week of The Great Allentown Fair, so that means that your last chance to pick up repairs, gifts and accessories is by 4pm Saturday! 💎 🇺🇲️ Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend SBJ Friends!  We hope you eat, drink, relax and enjoy all the fruits of your labor. You deserve it!  We'll be back Tues. 9/4 at 10am and we can't wait to see you! ~ Susan and The Bella Team ~  

By |August 25th, 2018|Categories: What's New|Comments Off on Closed Tues 8/28 – Mon 9/3