Gift idea #1

A sweet necklace to commemorate that special date in Roman Numerals…

If there was a milestone in the past year, this accessory is a stylish and fun way to remember 2017. Available in silver or gold, this trendy Date Tag is perfect for any style.

Some interesting facts about Citrine…

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.

BIRTHSTONES & ANNIVERSARIES

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?

1) It’s affordable.

Even fine citrine has a modest price tag. Large gems remain affordable, as price per carat does not rise dramatically for larger sizes.

2) Geodes

Giant hollow crystal-lined amethyst geodes from areas like Brazil are often heated to become giant citrine “cathedrals.”

3) Ametrine

In Bolivia, amethyst and citrine colors can occur together in the same crystal. These unique gems are called ametrine.

SOME HISTORY…
Citrine was often used in the crowns and jewels worn by royals and rulers. This was
because it was associated with qualities of strength, tenacity, dedication, and resilience.
Aside from its healing properties it is reputed to increase creativity, and restore energy.
They are also widely believed to bestow good fortune and success to the wearer, and
are often called the success stone.  The properties are said to give the wearer a sense
of positive hope for what is ahead. The November Birthstone makes a wonderful
birthday, anniversary, or holiday gifts.

"... The forest's filled by morning light in amber and citrine
reveals the white tail doe who leaps, as blackbirds sound the cry.
A cherished world of light and dark and colors in between...."

What do moms REALLY want? Look no further than the bedroom…

 

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:

  1. Sleep
  2. Jewelry
  3. Candy
  4. Phone call
  5. Scented candle
  6. Brunch/Dinner with the family
  7. A clean house
  8. Flowers
  9. Breakfast in bed
  10. Car wash

Buy Local! Gold and Silver Coins for investment

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Invest in GOLD and SILVER locally at The Gold Market Jewelers, and put your investment in your hip pocket. Call Joe with over 45 years’ experience.

The Gold Market Jewelers, at 17th & Pace next to Safeway

#303-834-8981

Serving customers with their investment needs in Longmont, Firestone, Mead, Berthoud, Lyons, Niwot, Boulder and beyond

A watch that went to the MOON and back

Bulova made space history on August 2, 1971—during the Apollo 15 mission, a moon pilot chronograph, customized for lunar conditions by Bulova engineers, was worn on the moon.

 

The Bulova Wrist Chronograph was Commander Dave R. Scott’s personal timepiece on the 1971 Apollo 15 mission. It was the only personal watch (not owned by the government) that went to the moon.

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Just recently, Dave Scott’s personal Bulova chronograph was auctioned and ended up selling for $1.62 million dollars!

Now Bulova makes history again with the special edition Moon Watch, updated with exclusive high performance quartz movement with a frequency of 262 kHz for unparalleled accuracy, continuing a history of precision timing.

Features include super-luminous hands and markers, anti-reflective sapphire glass, tachymeter and calendar all housed in a solid 316L surgical-grade stainless steel case in silver-tone with black dial.

The Dave Scott Bulova Re-Edition comes with two interchangeable straps, a textured black leather strap as well as a loop-and-hook, nylon NASA-style strap similar to the one found on Scott’s personal watch with nubuck leather patch that commemorates the date of mission (DOM) as 08021971.  A Gift-box presentation includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Bulova made this one-off for lunar use when Scott became the seventh man to walk on the moon, and the first to drive the lunar rover.

Come see the new Bulova Space Watch re-edition in person.  It’s so awesome!

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The Gold Market Jewelers at 17th & Pace, servicing Longmont, Mead, Berthoud, Lyons, Niwot, Boulder and beyond for all your jewelry, watch needs and repairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pandora + Diamond = ♥

Club charm & bracelet

It’s an exciting time for Pandora collectors, with the launch of both the Pandora Summer 2016 collection and the limited edition Pandora Club charm for 2016, featuring a real diamond in the center heart among many hearts!

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The Summer collection features two main themes, Oriental Bloom and Holiday Fun, offering a mix of exotic deep reds and sparkly oceanic teals and blues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Pandora Club charm is “inspired by you,” the charm’s connected hearts symbolize and celebrate our wonderful PANDORA customers. Thank you for moving us with your stories, dedication and compassion.

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Only 12 more days until Mother’s Day…

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A perfect way to celebrate mom and tell her how much you love her is a gift of Pandora Jewelry. Charms start as low as $25. Visit The Gold Market Jewelers at 17th & Pace next to Safeway to view our entire collection of Pandora Charms, Bracelets, Earrings, Pendants and Rings. Some moms have already stopped by and created their wish list so just ask at front desk to look up by her name.

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A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

-Irish Proverb

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A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.

-Unknown