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September Special: 10% off orders over $200  

Fall Sale
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!

Silver 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.

September Birthstone: Sapphire
All gem 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.

Sapphire has a hardenss of 9, so it is generally quite durable. Despite this, sapphires are subject to chipping and fracture if handled roughly.

Currently there 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.

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.

Highlights of the Site
New Arrivals section has all the latest goodies.
Star Lamps: 3 new designs added!
Rainbow Cal-Silica: A rainbow full of color!
Lots of new CLOSEOUTS!!!!

Please take advantage of the 10% off sale to fill in holes in your inventory.


Mike McGinnis
Whirled Planet


New Arrivals:

Larimar Rings
Cool turquoise colored stone from the Caribbean. Lightweight rings in assorted shapes: $7.85 average.
Mod Print Purse.
Asstd mod prints in jewel tones w/fine metallic mesh stitched over the whole bag for a subtly glittery effect. $10.00.

Black Star.
New design with a black background and sinuous vines that seem to grow out of the star itself. $8.50

September Special:
10% off orders over $200

Our Promise:
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!

About Us:
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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