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September Newsletter

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August Newsletter

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June Newsletter

Father’s Day and Graduation Gifts

Father’s Day is on the third Sunday in June. This year that is June 21st. We’ve got some wonderful ideas for gifts for that wonderful father.

If you are looking for a graduation gift, then we have some suggestions in this newsletter. Take a look:

June newsletter for Father's DayGet the PDF file for this newsletter. Allow time to download. Click here!

May Newsletter

Here is our May newsletter.

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Pandora for Mother’s Day

Sunday May 10th is Mother’s Day

Pandora Jewelry makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. And we have several items to choose from.

Pandora Jewelry for Mother's DayGet your mother started with a new bracelet gift set. If she already has a bracelet, then the Mother’s Day Charm is the perfect charm to add to it.

Newsletter for April

Here is our news for April.

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January 2014 News & Views

Take a look at our January Newsletter.

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Gem Talk

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Those born in October have a very pleasant decision to make. One of their birthstones, tourmaline, comes in a greater range of colors than any other gemstone. Just to confuse the issue a bit, each has a separate name, including rubellite (pink, red); dravite (brown); and siberite (violet). Watermelon tourmaline, as its name suggests, can be composed of two or three colors (green, white, and pink), which suggests the rind and inner colors of its namesake. However, perhaps the most popular color among jewelry designers is blue. Indicolite possesses a deep, rich blue that approaches neon in its intensity. Because the stone appears darker as one looks at it through the crystal, a good cut can have great influence.

P.S. Rubellite, the red variety of tourmaline, is only one of three gemstones (the others are ruby and red spinel) that occurs in a true deep red.

Gem Talk

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September’s birthstone comes in a host of colors other than its signature violet-blue.  Sapphire, which is a variety of the gem species corundum (along with ruby), comes in just about every color of the rainbow, from yellow and green to pink and purple. In addition, white sapphire has been used as a substitute for the more brilliant diamond. In the more popular blue color, sapphire is a time-honored selection for engagement rings in Europe. Perhaps the most spectacular and familiar example of this is the 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds that Prince Charles gave to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. You might say that blue sapphire is fit for a princess.

P.S. Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is the world’s largest producer of sapphires over 100 carats in weight.

Gem Talk

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September’s birthstone comes in a host of colors other than its signature violet-blue.  Sapphire, which is a variety of the gem species corundum (along with ruby), comes in just about every color of the rainbow, from yellow and green to pink and purple. In addition, white sapphire has been used as a substitute for the more brilliant diamond. In the more popular blue color, sapphire is a time-honored selection for engagement rings in Europe. Perhaps the most spectacular and familiar example of this is the 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds that Prince Charles gave to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. You might say that blue sapphire is fit for a princess.

The sapphire has long been desired among royalty and celebrities. It represents wisdom, love, faith, and purity. Gorgeous sapphire rings, earrings, and pendants add a bright twist to your everyday ensembles and pair perfectly with formalwear for a look that’s sure to get you noticed. Shop STARNES MASTER JEWELERS at 127 West Main St. for September birthstone jewelry for your loved ones born in early autumn! We carry a spectacular variety of designs and are fully confident that you will find a piece that suits you, so contact us at 704-982-1013.

P.S. Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is the world’s largest producer of sapphires over 100 carats in weight.