As we begin the slow ramp up toward Holiday spending,
we thought it might be nice to offer some deals! There are lots
of new close outs on the site, and for those who spend over $200
between September 10 and October 10, an additional 10% will be deducted
off everything we carry except the pendants by the gram and rings
by the gram at their lowest price. The 10% discount even applies
to discounted close out merchandise!
prices spiked again recently. The price had been hovering around
$5.90 - $6.00 for several months, but in mid August the price jumped
up to about the $6.80 range where it has been until this week. We
are just now seeing some relief as the price heads down below $6.50
and hopefully below $6.00 once again.
I'll be going
to Thailand for a quick trip next week, so if you have any special
requests for cast silver charms, pendants, chain or Hill Tribe silver,
please let me know.
quality corundum that is not red is referred to as sapphire. Sapphire
comes in a range of colors like blue, orange, yellow, violet, green,
white and pink. Unless a color is stated, sapphire is assumed to be
blue. Some sapphires (color change sapphires) will change between
blue and violet depending on the light. Red corundum is known as Ruby.
a hardenss of 9, so it is generally quite durable. Despite this,
sapphires are subject to chipping and fracture if handled roughly.
is much buzz over treatments that enhance the quality of the stone
but are considered "dishonest" because they are done without
documentation. These treatments involve the injection of a molten
glass-like substance into tiny fissures and cracks within the stone.
The result is
a stone that often values higher than it should, since the treatment
is nearly invisible. Consequently dealers sometimes pay top dollar
for "flawless" stone that may later be determined to be
"enhanced," and thus less valuable. Any treatment of high
quality sapphires will be documented by reputable dealers.
also will not use the following misleading terms: "Brazilian sapphire"
(actually blue topaz or similar color tourmaline), "Lux sapphire",
"Lynx sapphire" and "Water Sapphire" (Iolite). Good quality sapphire
is found in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India. The Montana mines in
the USA have produced some beautiful cornflower blue sapphires.
Darker colored sapphire is mined in Thailand, Australia, and Nigeria.
Other mines are in Brazil, Cambodia, Columbia, Kenya, and Malawi.
of the Site
Arrivals section has all the latest goodies.
Lamps: 3 new designs added!
Cal-Silica: A rainbow full of color!
Lots of new CLOSEOUTS!!!!
advantage of the 10% off sale to fill in holes in your inventory.
Cool turquoise colored stone from the Caribbean. Lightweight
rings in assorted shapes: $7.85 average.
Asstd mod prints in jewel tones w/fine metallic mesh stitched
over the whole bag for a subtly glittery effect. $10.00.
New design with a black background and sinuous vines that
seem to grow out of the star itself. $8.50
off orders over $200
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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