Burmese Rubies fit for a Queen

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift idea #7 . . . a “push” present for that special mom-to-be

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.

Gift idea #5 . . . Carla NancyB Gold & Silver jewelry

Oooh la la! Carla Nancy B has a delicious line of 14k and Sterling Silver jewelry that’ll make you drool. Their quality is unmatched and they offer a Lifetime Guarantee on all their styles. Stop by The Gold Market Diamond Jewelers to see their latest collection. Also click HERE to see the full catalog.

Quality, Service, Trust, and Dependability.

Carla|Nancy B.

Made in the U.S.A

 

Do your Christmas Shopping in your Pajamas!

It’s getting cold outside, so The Gold Market Jewelers now let’s you shop in the comfort of your home.

Browse items you like from our website and get confirmation from us via email regarding availability, and instructions on payment.

Best of all, most items are available next day after payment*

But don’t wait too long…only 27 days until Christmas!

How do I do this?
1. Just go to www.LongmontJewelers.com
2. Click on PRODUCTS
3. Choose a CATEGORY (Example: Jewelry, Rings, Diamonds, Watches, etc.)
4. Scroll down to search by KEYWORDS or Look through PHOTOS and select what you like.
5. To add items to your wish list, click ADD TO QUOTE (Green Bar at bottom of Description)
6. Next, click on VIEW QUOTE (just above the “Search” window of any item)
7. You will have option to SUBMIT INQUIRY or Continue Shopping
8. When you’re done, Submit Inquiry will ask for your NAME, PHONE and EMAIL
9. Click SEND
10. We will send you a confirmation with availability.

That’s all!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at: info@thegoldmarketjewelers.com

Also, please note our extended Holiday Hours on Saturday, from 10am -6pm

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

*Based on availability and if payment is processed before 3pm MT

The Gold Market Jewelers, located at 17th & Pace, next to Safeway. Happily serving customers from Longmont, Firestone, Berthoud, Mead, Lyons, Niwot, Boulder and beyond.

 

Engagment Rings with a Splash of Color

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Although it’s a tradition to wear a Diamond Engagement Ring, many are gravitating toward rings with a pop of color.

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It’s a perfect way to show your personality. Whether you choose to wear a pink Diamond, colored Sapphire or glistening Emerald– any of these would surely make any bride-to-be smile.

Adding energetic hues gives Engagement Rings a fresh, exciting look.

For your center stone, try a Ruby, Tanzanite, or Tourmaline, and tell the world that you have an independent, fashion-forward sensibility; and surrounding your colorful center stone with sparkling diamonds adds vibrancy.

Stop by The Gold Market to consider some of your favorite colored-stone styles, and look for our next blog about the many different colored Diamonds.

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The Lure of Birthstones & Difference between Minerals and Gems

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The basic human need to own and wear materials we consider special is what drives us to collect rocks and minerals. Perhaps this explains the lure of birthstones. How powerful it is to have our month of birth represented by a beautiful natural gemstone. We can own and display our special stone and feel embraced by its beauty.

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Kate Middleton, you’re not alone: The Sapphire engagement ring is back . . .

 

…with color, style and a romantic link to the past.

We’ve met many couples in the past year that were getting engaged or married. Love is definitely in the air! But what stood out for me were the young couples looking for a Sapphire ring for the lucky bride-to-be.  Continue reading

Slip into some Ruby Red Slippers


Would Dorothy’s shoes have been as powerful if they were any other color? Probably not. But in L. Frank Baum’s original novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy actually wore Silver Shoes! The movie’s creators changed them to ruby red not only to take advantage of the new Technicolor film process–but also because Ruby is known as the ‘King of Gemstones’, both for its rarity, as well as beauty. Due to its bright red color, it is held in high esteem as a symbol of love, strength, power, and luck–and boy did Dorothy need all the luck, love, strength and power she could get!

Ruby is the birthstone for July and gemstone for the 15th and 40th anniversary. Continue reading