Although the summer shopping season began in May
as all our customers started planning for Memorial Day weekend and
beyond, June is when things really start to swing. We've added a
lot of new product to satisfy the constant demand for fresh items.
Check out our colorful resin
earrings and matching pendants
in fun shapes and bright colors.
more of that hot new stone, Rainbow
Calcite, as well as fossil
jewelry and even some enameled
silver. Check out all the new markdowns in our closeouts
Also new this
month is a whole collection of "masterpiece"
jewelry. These items are silver earrings and pendants mostly,
each with a commonly recognized artwork like the Mona Lisa or Botticelli's
Venus, set behind clear resin. They are a new take on vintage and
are already selling well.
up the home for summer, we've added a light and breezy collection
of textiles designed by a French couple living and manufacturing
in India. Lots of cotton organza with lotus blossoms, and some rich
fabrics mean there's something for everyone. Later this month,
look for a whole slew of new textile products, including updated
purses from Vietnam and some really nice home decor pieces from
Silver is fluctuating
between about $5.75 and $6 per oz., which is great compared to a
couple of months ago. Looks like it will hold steady a this level
for a while...
For years we
have supplied our customers with various grades of vintage
saris. They have always been one of our most popular items.
I am sad to say that after we work through our existing stock we
will be discontinuing all vintage saris. It has proven difficult
and unprofitable to provide our customers with the level of quality
we demand. At present we discard as many as we sell, and at the
price we offer them for, this cannot continue. If you are a regular
purchaser of these beautiful, secondhand garments, stock up now.
Once they are gone, they're gone!
of the lowest of life forms, the mollusk, comes the pearl
-- a gem of unsurpassed beauty and elegance. Ancient Greeks believed
that pearls were the hardened tears of joy that the goddess of love
shook from her eyes as she was born from the sea. The Ancient Chinese
thought that these gems came from the brains of dragons.
The real explanation
for natural pearls is almost as interesting as the mythology. When
an irritant, such as a grain of sand or a parasite, lodges in the
flesh of a mollusk, a protective substance called "nacre" is produced.
Over a period of years, layer upon layer of shimmering nacre coats
the irritant, creating a lustrous pearl.
are relatively rare, so a process was created where a piece of shell
or a bead was placed inside a mollusk to stimulate the production
of nacre. This results in a cultured pearl, which accounts for about
90 per cent of the pearl industry.
natural pearls in The Persian Gulf as well as in the waters off
Japan, the South Pacific Islands off northern Australia, and the
coasts of Panama, Venezuela, and California. Most of the cultured
pearl industry is in Japanese and Australian coastal waters. These
gems come in a whole spectrum of colors, from pure white to pink,
yellow, gray and black. They also come in wide variety of shapes
been a passion of people throughout the ages. They have been ground
up and used in cosmetics and as a medicine to treat heart and stomach
conditions. They continue to be viewed as a mark of taste and refinement
as well as a symbol of purity, and they are often given to celebrate
a marriage or the birth of a child. Pearls are suitable for all
ages, and elegantly worn with everything from jeans to an evening
There are two
alternate birthstones for June. The first is Moonstone (we
have a huge selection), a type of feldspar named because of
its uncanny resemblance to the iridescent sheen of the moon. Mined
in Sri Lanka, Brazil, India, Madagascar, and the United States,
a gift of this stone is symbolic of health and longevity.
The second alternate
birthstone for June is the Alexandrite. A yellowish or brownish
green in color, this gemstone changes color to a red hue when exposed
to a glowing light source, such as candlelight. Because of this,
it has been characterized as "an emerald by day, a ruby by night."
Alexandrite is mined primarily in Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Burma,
Madagascar and Tanzania. It is a rare and expensive gemstone, symbolic
of joy and good fortune.
of the Site
Arrivals section has all the latest goodies.
Calcite: A rainbow full of color!
Jewelry: Trendy bright colors for summer.
Lots of new CLOSEOUTS!!!!
Collection: Classic art in sterling silver.
Coming Soon: New textiles (curtains, duvet covers, and more).
let's do some work, but have some fun, too!
One of three shapes in this new collection. Matching earrings
also available. Just $3.00
of the masterpiece collection, these come as a set or separately.
Silver with resin coated image. Earrings: $8.25, Pendant:
Spend $150 and get $7 off toward shipping!
You may return any item for any reason.
We have a no-questions-asked policy. If you get something
you don't like, for any reason, just send it back!
All our silver jewelry is guaranteed sterling (at
least 92.5% silver), and whenever possible each piece is
stamped to indicate this. All our stones are genuine.
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