India and Tucson, oh my...
Spring is almost here, and it's time to start thinking
about warm weather.
Of course here in Hawaii it's always warm, but if you are somewhere
that specializes in winter, take heart: the end is in sight!
I've just returned
from another trip to India and Thailand. It was very productive
and in about two months we'll be getting some great new housewares.
If you would like to see a sneak preview of some of the items I've
got coming in, check out our weblog
Our Tucson Blowout
continues. If you think you've seen all we have to offer, think
again. I just added about 50 new designs. This batch was mostly
but there are also lots of choices in amber,
The prices are great but the quantity is limited to stock on hand.
I will be adding more of everything over the next week or so.
just gotten a large shipment of purses
in. There are some really fun colors and designs to choose from.
I'll be adding some new shell jewelry made with Tiger Cowry shells
that is too cool, as well as some art print pendants and earrings
with Matisse, Monet and other great masters' works set in silver
behind clear resin. Coming in the next week also will be some new
lanterns and star lamps with embroidered paper.
We have suffered
through yet another recent upgrade of our site by our web hosting
company. Your bookmark may not work, so please click here
or type in http://indiasilver.com/index.asp to access the site.
My new vow is
to keep things fresh and new, with a big influx of new designs about
every three months...
March Birthstones-- Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Jasper
is the birthstone for March.
name derived from the Latin aquamarina, meaning "sea water."
In the middle ages Aquamarine was thought to provide insight as
well as helping one to predict the future. It was believed that
when an aquamarine was placed in the mouth it would allow one to
call forth spirits to answer questions about life. When consecrated,
this stone was believed to help the wearer overcome wickedness.
Water that an aquamarine has soaked in was used to cure eye ailments,
respiratory diseased and the hiccups. Powerful stuff!
typically greenish blue to blue, and is of the mineral species beryl
(which also includes green emerald and a pink variety named morganite).
It is usually light in color, but it is often heated to reduce the
greenish cast and make the blue shade more pronounced.
As an importer
of jewelry from India, aquamarine is hard to come by. Over the years
I have tried unsuccessfully to get good quality aquamarine. Most
of the time the suppliers either cannot provide it or send blue
topaz in its place!
month's alternate birthstone is jasper. You can find lots of jasper
in our pendants
by the gram and our rings
by the gram (both of which are still just 40¢ per gram
during our Tucson Blowout sale). When ordering, just put a note
in the customer comments box at the end of the ordering process
for your special request for jasper or any other stone for that
of the Site
Blowout continues: high quality, unique
silver designs at great prices.
Handbags: Vietnamese and Indian in origin, but contemporary
Coming Soon: New lanterns, textiles (curtains, duvet covers, and
The forecast continues to be bright colors for
accessories. We're talking bright pink, blue, orange and lime green.
Accessories Magazine recently featured an article where they called
hot pink "the new black." Sounds cheesy, when they put
it that way, but those words have stuck with me as I have focused
on ordering for spring and summer.
Look for lots
of color even into fall. High-end designers like Christian LaCroix,
Lanvin and Nina Ricci to name a few, are carrying brights forward
during a season normally dominated by burnt orange and somber gray.
If it's on the runway now for fall and winter, better count on these
fun color pops for a while!
As always, I
wish you a happy, healthy and successful month. Let
me know if you have questions or comments.
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10"x13", comes in cool blue w/gold or orange w/light
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Spiral Cushion Cover
16" by 16", these rich velvet cushion covers come in assorted
colors. Asstd colors. $9.50...
Boiled wool is soft and has a hip look. Made in Nepal, this
bag measures about 12" by 12". In rich purple or rusty orange:
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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