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June's Birth Stone - Pearls! June 03 2015

From the ancient Roman Empire to Tutor England (deemed the "Pearl Age") and now to present day, pearls have been adored by millions. And how could they not be? Pearls are the only gems that require no human work to reveal their beauty. From Add-A-Pearls to our graduated black pearl necklaces, we've got everything you need for the birthday girl this month. Come in and see us!


 

 

 

We also have real Alexandrite and Moonstone, June's lesser common birth stones. Hope to see you soon!


Diamond Birthstone For April April 12 2015

 

The ultimate gift for a love one is the diamond, traditional birthstone for the month of April.
The diamond is thought to bring the wearer with inner strength and stronger relationships, it is also
symbolic for eternal love. This stone dominates other gemstones for wedding and engagement rings.

 

 Browse our selection of Diamonds  here at Mark's Jewelry. and see  why this gemstone is so special.

 

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Diamonds

 A diamond (from the ancient Greek ἀδάμας – adámas, meaning "unbreakable," "proper," or "unalterable") is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. Diamonds have been known to mankind and used as decorative items since ancient times; some of the earliest references can be traced to India.
The hardness of diamond and its high dispersion of light – giving the diamond its characteristic "fire" – make it useful for industrial applications and desirable as jewelry. Diamonds are such a highly traded commodity that multiple organizations have been created for grading and certifying them based on the four Cs, which are color, cut, clarity, and carat. Other characteristics, such as presence or lack of fluorescence, also affect the desirability and thus the value of a diamond used for jewelry.
Perhaps the most famous use of the diamond in jewelry is in engagement rings, which became popular in the early to mid 20th century due to an advertising campaign by the De Beers company, though diamond rings have been used to symbolize engagements since at least the 15th century. The diamond's high value has also been the driving force behind dictators and revolutionary entities, especially in Africa, using slave and child labor to mine blood diamonds to fund conflicts.


Garnet the birthstone for January December 31 2014

 

Garnet, the birth stone for January, is found in many colors including red, yellow, green,
orange, purple, black, pink and colorless.

 

 Check our selection of garnet  here at Mark's Jewelry.

 

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Garnet .

 

Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. It is also found in parts of the United States, Russia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Turkey. It changes color from blue-green in the daylight to purple in incandescent light, as a result of the relatively high amounts of vanadium (about 1 wt.% V2O3). Other varieties of color-changing garnets exist. In daylight, their color ranges from shades of green, beige, brown, gray, and blue, but in incandescent light, they appear a reddish or purplish/pink color. Because of their color-changing quality, this kind of garnet is often mistaken for Alexandrite. Garnet species' light transmission properties can range from the gemstone-quality transparent specimens to the opaque varieties used for industrial purposes as abrasives. The mineral's luster is categorized as vitreous (glass-like) or resinous (amber-like).

Video with our products and Repairs Page June 28 2014

We are currently updating all our inventory with video links.

Please check them out.

Here is an example:

 Also we have added another page for repairs and services.

Let us know what you think.

 

MJ


Platinum May 29 2014

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