From all of us at The Gold Market Diamond Jewelers!
I just finished watching Season 2 of “The Crown” and absolutely loved it!
It’s made me think of Queen Elizabeth II, her life, and her famous Burmese Ruby Tiara — one of the most symbolic and personal pieces created for Her Royal Highness.
The 96 rubies mounted in the tiara were originally given to the Queen as a wedding gift from the people of Burma. According to traditional Burmese beliefs, rubies are meant to protect their owner from evil and illness, and there are 96 diseases that can affect humans.
It includes formations of diamonds and rubies set in beautiful rose motifs inspired by the symbol of Britain, the Tudor Rose.
The holidays are a great time to give the gift of Ear Piercing to that someone special. Our ear piercing instrument fires sterile, prepackaged ear piercing studs through the earlobe, attaching the clasp in a fraction of a second.
We have all birthstone colors as well as balls, hearts and stars.
Happy Holidays from The Gold Market Diamond Jewelers
Do you know someone who is expecting soon, or has recently given birth?
Consider a Push Present.
The popularity of the push present has soared recently. So what exactly is it?
Wikipedia defines “push present” as a gift a partner gives to the mother to mark the occasion of her giving birth to their child. In practice the present may be given before or after the birth, or even in the delivery room.
A recent survey of over 30,000 respondents by BabyCenter found that 38% of new mothers received a push present, and 55% of pregnant mothers wanted one, though fewer thought it was actually expected. About 40% of both groups said the baby itself was already a present and did not wish an additional reward.
It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the new mom.
Some ideas for push gifts include jewelry with the gemstone of the month the baby is due, a gold, silver or platinum disk with names, initials or birthstone. A delicate diamond pendant, pearl necklace or earrings.
The trend has generated a backlash, as some couples dislike the implicit materialism of push presents, and would prefer increased help in chores or baby care, or save the money for the child’s education. Anyway you decide to help the new mom, she deserves some extra love and attention.
According to etiquette expert Pamela Holland, there are no set guidelines for push presents. “The standard is that there is no standard,” she said. “It does make sense to have etiquette around wedding or baby shower gifts because you’re inviting other people into it. But this is far too intimate to have a rule.” In general it is the woman who lets her man know about push presents, not the other way around, although there can be peer pressure from friends to buy one on either the man or the woman.
Diamonds were the most popular gift in the form of an eternity ring, but also tablet computers, charm bracelets and designer watches and handbags were also popular gifts to celebrate a new arrival.
A big congratulations to Josh & Jada who are #getting married today up in the mountains. The weather looks beautiful and sunny. They are such a joyful couple and we wish them all the best.
Lots of love in the air!
Happy Holidays from The Gold Market Diamond Jewelers!
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Did you know…
A trace of iron in Citrine’s structure is responsible for its yellow-to-orange color?
Citrine is rare in nature, so most Citrine on the market is the result of heat treatment of Amethyst.
Citrine is recognized as one the most popular and frequently purchased yellow gemstones.
In the days before modern gemology, its darkish yellow color caused it to be confused with topaz.
Along with topaz, Citrine is a birthstone for November. It’s also recognized as the gem that commemorates the thirteenth anniversary.
How about it’s QUALITY?
The following factors combine to determine a Citrine’s value.
COLOR: Vivid yellows, reddish oranges, and earth tones are popular with consumers.
CLARITY: Eye-visible inclusions are not common in citrine. If present, they decrease its value.
CUT: Citrine might be carved, custom-cut, or calibrated for jewelry use.
CARAT WEIGHT: Citrine is available in a wide range of sizes for setting into a variety of jewelry styles.
WHY WE LOVE THIS GEMSTONE?
Even fine citrine has a modest price tag. Large gems remain affordable, as price per carat does not rise dramatically for larger sizes.
Giant hollow crystal-lined amethyst geodes from areas like Brazil are often heated to become giant citrine “cathedrals.”
In Bolivia, amethyst and citrine colors can occur together in the same crystal. These unique gems are called ametrine.
No, it’s not what you’re thinking! But in a very unscientific survey of 6,000 mothers about what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day, nearly 70 percent agree they would prefer two extra hours of sleep over a piece of expensive jewelry. For the other 30%, we’ve got you covered at The Gold Market!
Moms also agree that a sentimental gift from their child is preferable to a massage or a fancy makeover. More than 60 percent of moms who took the survey agree that they’d prefer an adorable, hand-made card from their kids instead of a day at the spa.
Moms are torn, however, on whether their idea of a perfect Mother’s Day involves spending the day surrounded by their kids, or relaxing in quiet solitude. Of the moms who answered the survey question, the votes were split 50/50.
Here are the top things that moms said they would love for Mother’s Day:
- Phone call
- Scented candle
- Brunch/Dinner with the family
- A clean house
- Breakfast in bed
- Car wash