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226-228 S.Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Holiday
Issue 2009
ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED
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presented by
Arnold
Master IJO Jeweler
Gemstone Color Profiles
Classic Black & White Gems:
A New Year’s Tradition
s the traditional colors for New Year’s
celebrations, black symbolizes the
end of the old year and white represents the birth of the new year. Opaque
black and white gems have
a crisp beauty and a formal
elegance that looks smart
with any outfit,whether set
separately or together in
white or yellow gold, platinum, palladium,or sterling
silver. Here is a selection of
the most popular black and
white gems.
A
What Is Vermeil?
This is a French word, pronounced
ver-MAY, which describes a design in
karat gold which is electroplated over
sterling silver.To be called vermeil, the
gold must be at least 10K in fineness
and must be at least 1.5 micrometers
thick.
What Are Quoin Facets?
These are the first nine facets blocked
on a round brilliant-cut diamond.The
table and four bezel facets are on the
top and four pavilion facets are on
the bottom.They help determine the
shape and symmetry of the finished
diamond.
BLACK GEMS
Black Onyx ■ A midnight
black variety of opaque
agate which is quite hard
and doesn’t scratch easily.
Often permanently dyed to
intensify color. Popular for
rings, cufflinks, pins and bracelets.
What Is A Bead Clasp?
Black Pearl ■ Deeply hued Tahitian pearls
have a high surface luster and come in fascinating iridescent dark shades with overtones of purple, peacock blue, and bronze.
A clasp in which the mechanism
which screws open and closed is hidden inside the bead. It is most commonly used for pearl or beaded
jewelry where it is camouflaged by
the other round items.
Black Diamond ■ A popular favorite with
many fashion-forward jewelry designers.
Black diamonds are especially striking when
combined with sparkling white diamonds.
WHITE GEMS
White Pearl ■ The Queen
of Gems, either the famous
cultured Akoya pearls or
the popular freshwater
pearls. They’re available in
many dramatic shapes including round, oval, petal,
coin, and button.
Moonstone ■ This translucent form of the mineral
feldspar has a shimmering
inner glow, called adularescence, that resembles
moonlight when the gem
is cut in a rounded cabochon shape.
White Jade ■ Precious jade has been
revered for thousands of years and is one of
the toughest gemstones known. It is
smooth,translucent,and takes a very bright
and lustrous polish.
As members of IJO we are part of the largest Buying Group in
the world, almost 900 jewelers strong, bringing you exclusive
styles and the best values in the industry. As professional jewelers, we have a responsibility to our customers and our community…to maintain the highest standards and preserve your fine jewelry investment.
©2009 IJO, Inc., Norwalk, CT
Holiday Diamonds In Fancy Colors,
Fancy Shapes And Fancy Settings
his holiday season, fancy is the word that best describes the most popular
kind of diamond jewelry gifts that are not only beautifully unique,
but have lasting value too.
No longer is diamond jewelry limited to classic pure white,
colorless gems. Today, thanks to advanced technology, colored
diamonds, called “fancies” are now very affordable and available
in a host of beautiful hues that sparkle with a brilliant
fire that sets diamonds apart
What’s New, inner
from all other gems.
What’s Hot
And you can choose
from a rainbow of vivid colors including red,
blue, pink, yellow, brown, peach, orange, purple, green,
violet, gray, and black.
Even better, fancy colored diamonds are also available in
a variety of special diamond cuts also called“fancies.”
These exciting shapes deliver maximum brilliance
and include heart, star, double pointed marquise, oval,
teardrop, princess, triangle, and emerald.
In addition, you have the choice of a wide array of new
and beautiful fancy settings that highlight the diamond’s
exquisite beauty.They’re available in white or yellow karat
gold, platinum, palladium, or sterling silver.
This year, you can be sure that a gift of fancy holiday diamond jewelry...a ring, tennis bracelet, necklace, or pin...will not
only be the most treasured holiday gift, but will also have value
that lasts a lifetime.
T
Stop In With
Your Questions
226-228 S.Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 487-4521 I www.arnoldsjewelry.com
E-mail: [email protected]
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Holiday Gift Ideas
Focus on Fashion
Heirloom Designs Are Always In Style
lassically simple jewelry designs are always favorites,
always popular.They have a timeless beauty that is elegant, ladylike, and will never go out of style or cease
to be pleasing.
Many vintage jewelry styles have this special characteristic
that seems to transcend time. And specific design themes
such as geometric and nature-inspired motifs are perennial
classics of enduring beauty.
Some of the most popular heirloom-inspired jewelry designs include Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art
Deco styles dating from 1837 to 1940.They have all been updated for today’s lifestyle and feature many romantic designs
such as flowers, ribbons and bows, as well as light and lacy
openwork, flowing curves, and abstract patterns with crisp
linear lines.
Many of today’s updated historic designs feature white metals such as sterling silver, palladium, and white gold studded
with tiny pavé white diamonds, lustrous pearls, or a rainbow of
sparkling colored gemstones.And they’re available this season
in a wonderful assortment of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pins with fine details such as filigree and millgraining.
C
Bejeweled Gifts Are Colorful,
Collectible, And Useful
his season’s stocking stuffers and
hostess gifts are fun, decorative and
make useful gifts throughout the
year. Popular items for ladies of all ages,
include delightful enamel and jewel encrusted trinket holders, handcrafted collectible holiday ornaments, keepsake
purses bejeweled by Swarovsky crystals,
and fancy jewelry boxes.
For the gentlemen on your list, a set of
handsome gemstone wine stoppers, lapis
globes, watch winders, elegant writing instruments and bookends will make exceptional gifts.
These unique and brilliant gifts are sure
to be prized by anyone who receives them
this year!
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The Jewelry Doctor
Care Tips For Garnet
he garnet family is one of the most
exciting in the entire world of gemstones. It is an ancient gem,known
and admired for thousands of years and
has even been found in Egyptian tombs.
Garnets are hard and durable with a dazzling sparkle and come in a rainbow of
brilliant colors, everything except blue.
The red, yellow, and green varieties are
often mistaken for other more expensive
gems such as ruby,topaz,or emerald.Garnets range from 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs
scale of hardness, similar to gems such as
peridot, tourmaline, and zircon.
To avoid chips and scratches, protect
garnets from sharp blows and store separately from other gems.Garnets are also
heat sensitive, so avoid extremes of temperature. To clean garnets, use a warm
water detergent bath and a soft brush.
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Trends to Watch
Initial Pendants - More Stylish Than Ever
n the world of fashionable jewelry,
there is nothing more personal than a
pendant that prominently displays
your own individual initial.
Today, these dramatic pendants are
available in a variety of sizes and in many
different styles of initials to suit your personal taste. You can choose from several
kinds of newly designed elegant script
letters, bold block letters, or classical
Roman style letters.
These brightly decorative letters are
I
fashioned of yellow and white karat
gold or sterling silver and are often embellished with sparkling white diamonds, pearls, brilliant enamels, or vivid
colored gems.
Initial pendants make a perfect gift for
any woman at holiday time or on any special occasion such as a birthday or wedding anniversary. And today, many
women are wearing their personal initial
pendants layered with ini tials of husband,
children, or friends on the same chain.
Gemstone Buyers Guide
Morganite - A Peach Of A Gem
his beautiful, transparent, pastel colored gem is relatively new to widespread jewelry use. A member of the beryl family of gemstones, Morganite has a dazzling brilliance and a soft color that ranges from a beautiful clear pink, to a lovely peach hue
with salmon and apricot tints also available.
Morganite was discovered at Pala, California near San
Diego in the early 1900’s. In 1910, this exceptional gem
was named morganite in honor of J.P. Morgan the millionaire bank tycoon and prominent gem collector.
With a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale, morganite
is a very durable gem, perfect for or everyday wear. It looks beautiful set in white
or pink gold and makes a dazzling addition to your jewelry wardrobe in a ring,
necklace, pendant, bracelet, or earrings.
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Jewelry Calendar
Birthstone Gifts Personal, Precious,
And Always Prized
o other birthday gift has so much
personal meaning as the special
gemstone dedicated to men and
women born in one specific month of the
year. According to ancient tradition, birthstone gems were believed to reflect personal traits and bestow legendary powers
on those born under their sign. And these
precious gems have lasting value in addition to their beauty and color. Birthstone
jewelry is always a prized gift.
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NOVEMBER ■ Topaz / Citrine
These bright yellow gems are traditional
symbols of long and happy life
for those born in November.
Both topaz and citrine are hard and durable
gems with a brilliant sparkle.
And they come in a wide
range of sunny yellow colors.
DECEMBER ■ Turquoise / Blue Zircon /
Tanzanite
These richly colored blue
gems are very different
but all offer prosperity to
those of December birth.Smooth,opaque
turquoise has a sky blue color.
Transparent blue zircon glows
with a vivid icy sparkle. And
tanzanite displays a deep
shadowy blue-purple color
that is most appealing.
JANUARY ■ Garnet
Deep, wine-red garnet has long symbolized the virtue of fidelity for the January
born.It has been treasured since antiquity
for its rich color, brilliant
sparkle, and great durability.
In addition to red, it comes in
dozens of bright colors - everything except blue.
pp. 2-3:Layout 1
8/31/09
2:32 PM
Page 1
Holiday Gift Ideas
Focus on Fashion
Heirloom Designs Are Always In Style
lassically simple jewelry designs are always favorites,
always popular.They have a timeless beauty that is elegant, ladylike, and will never go out of style or cease
to be pleasing.
Many vintage jewelry styles have this special characteristic
that seems to transcend time. And specific design themes
such as geometric and nature-inspired motifs are perennial
classics of enduring beauty.
Some of the most popular heirloom-inspired jewelry designs include Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art
Deco styles dating from 1837 to 1940.They have all been updated for today’s lifestyle and feature many romantic designs
such as flowers, ribbons and bows, as well as light and lacy
openwork, flowing curves, and abstract patterns with crisp
linear lines.
Many of today’s updated historic designs feature white metals such as sterling silver, palladium, and white gold studded
with tiny pavé white diamonds, lustrous pearls, or a rainbow of
sparkling colored gemstones.And they’re available this season
in a wonderful assortment of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pins with fine details such as filigree and millgraining.
C
Bejeweled Gifts Are Colorful,
Collectible, And Useful
his season’s stocking stuffers and
hostess gifts are fun, decorative and
make useful gifts throughout the
year. Popular items for ladies of all ages,
include delightful enamel and jewel encrusted trinket holders, handcrafted collectible holiday ornaments, keepsake
purses bejeweled by Swarovsky crystals,
and fancy jewelry boxes.
For the gentlemen on your list, a set of
handsome gemstone wine stoppers, lapis
globes, watch winders, elegant writing instruments and bookends will make exceptional gifts.
These unique and brilliant gifts are sure
to be prized by anyone who receives them
this year!
T
The Jewelry Doctor
Care Tips For Garnet
he garnet family is one of the most
exciting in the entire world of gemstones. It is an ancient gem,known
and admired for thousands of years and
has even been found in Egyptian tombs.
Garnets are hard and durable with a dazzling sparkle and come in a rainbow of
brilliant colors, everything except blue.
The red, yellow, and green varieties are
often mistaken for other more expensive
gems such as ruby,topaz,or emerald.Garnets range from 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs
scale of hardness, similar to gems such as
peridot, tourmaline, and zircon.
To avoid chips and scratches, protect
garnets from sharp blows and store separately from other gems.Garnets are also
heat sensitive, so avoid extremes of temperature. To clean garnets, use a warm
water detergent bath and a soft brush.
T
Trends to Watch
Initial Pendants - More Stylish Than Ever
n the world of fashionable jewelry,
there is nothing more personal than a
pendant that prominently displays
your own individual initial.
Today, these dramatic pendants are
available in a variety of sizes and in many
different styles of initials to suit your personal taste. You can choose from several
kinds of newly designed elegant script
letters, bold block letters, or classical
Roman style letters.
These brightly decorative letters are
I
fashioned of yellow and white karat
gold or sterling silver and are often embellished with sparkling white diamonds, pearls, brilliant enamels, or vivid
colored gems.
Initial pendants make a perfect gift for
any woman at holiday time or on any special occasion such as a birthday or wedding anniversary. And today, many
women are wearing their personal initial
pendants layered with ini tials of husband,
children, or friends on the same chain.
Gemstone Buyers Guide
Morganite - A Peach Of A Gem
his beautiful, transparent, pastel colored gem is relatively new to widespread jewelry use. A member of the beryl family of gemstones, Morganite has a dazzling brilliance and a soft color that ranges from a beautiful clear pink, to a lovely peach hue
with salmon and apricot tints also available.
Morganite was discovered at Pala, California near San
Diego in the early 1900’s. In 1910, this exceptional gem
was named morganite in honor of J.P. Morgan the millionaire bank tycoon and prominent gem collector.
With a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale, morganite
is a very durable gem, perfect for or everyday wear. It looks beautiful set in white
or pink gold and makes a dazzling addition to your jewelry wardrobe in a ring,
necklace, pendant, bracelet, or earrings.
T
Jewelry Calendar
Birthstone Gifts Personal, Precious,
And Always Prized
o other birthday gift has so much
personal meaning as the special
gemstone dedicated to men and
women born in one specific month of the
year. According to ancient tradition, birthstone gems were believed to reflect personal traits and bestow legendary powers
on those born under their sign. And these
precious gems have lasting value in addition to their beauty and color. Birthstone
jewelry is always a prized gift.
N
NOVEMBER ■ Topaz / Citrine
These bright yellow gems are traditional
symbols of long and happy life
for those born in November.
Both topaz and citrine are hard and durable
gems with a brilliant sparkle.
And they come in a wide
range of sunny yellow colors.
DECEMBER ■ Turquoise / Blue Zircon /
Tanzanite
These richly colored blue
gems are very different
but all offer prosperity to
those of December birth.Smooth,opaque
turquoise has a sky blue color.
Transparent blue zircon glows
with a vivid icy sparkle. And
tanzanite displays a deep
shadowy blue-purple color
that is most appealing.
JANUARY ■ Garnet
Deep, wine-red garnet has long symbolized the virtue of fidelity for the January
born.It has been treasured since antiquity
for its rich color, brilliant
sparkle, and great durability.
In addition to red, it comes in
dozens of bright colors - everything except blue.
226-228 S.Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Holiday
Issue 2009
ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED
J
presented by
Arnold
Master IJO Jeweler
Gemstone Color Profiles
Classic Black & White Gems:
A New Year’s Tradition
s the traditional colors for New Year’s
celebrations, black symbolizes the
end of the old year and white represents the birth of the new year. Opaque
black and white gems have
a crisp beauty and a formal
elegance that looks smart
with any outfit,whether set
separately or together in
white or yellow gold, platinum, palladium,or sterling
silver. Here is a selection of
the most popular black and
white gems.
A
What Is Vermeil?
This is a French word, pronounced
ver-MAY, which describes a design in
karat gold which is electroplated over
sterling silver.To be called vermeil, the
gold must be at least 10K in fineness
and must be at least 1.5 micrometers
thick.
What Are Quoin Facets?
These are the first nine facets blocked
on a round brilliant-cut diamond.The
table and four bezel facets are on the
top and four pavilion facets are on
the bottom.They help determine the
shape and symmetry of the finished
diamond.
BLACK GEMS
Black Onyx ■ A midnight
black variety of opaque
agate which is quite hard
and doesn’t scratch easily.
Often permanently dyed to
intensify color. Popular for
rings, cufflinks, pins and bracelets.
What Is A Bead Clasp?
Black Pearl ■ Deeply hued Tahitian pearls
have a high surface luster and come in fascinating iridescent dark shades with overtones of purple, peacock blue, and bronze.
A clasp in which the mechanism
which screws open and closed is hidden inside the bead. It is most commonly used for pearl or beaded
jewelry where it is camouflaged by
the other round items.
Black Diamond ■ A popular favorite with
many fashion-forward jewelry designers.
Black diamonds are especially striking when
combined with sparkling white diamonds.
WHITE GEMS
White Pearl ■ The Queen
of Gems, either the famous
cultured Akoya pearls or
the popular freshwater
pearls. They’re available in
many dramatic shapes including round, oval, petal,
coin, and button.
Moonstone ■ This translucent form of the mineral
feldspar has a shimmering
inner glow, called adularescence, that resembles
moonlight when the gem
is cut in a rounded cabochon shape.
White Jade ■ Precious jade has been
revered for thousands of years and is one of
the toughest gemstones known. It is
smooth,translucent,and takes a very bright
and lustrous polish.
As members of IJO we are part of the largest Buying Group in
the world, almost 900 jewelers strong, bringing you exclusive
styles and the best values in the industry. As professional jewelers, we have a responsibility to our customers and our community…to maintain the highest standards and preserve your fine jewelry investment.
©2009 IJO, Inc., Norwalk, CT
Holiday Diamonds In Fancy Colors,
Fancy Shapes And Fancy Settings
his holiday season, fancy is the word that best describes the most popular
kind of diamond jewelry gifts that are not only beautifully unique,
but have lasting value too.
No longer is diamond jewelry limited to classic pure white,
colorless gems. Today, thanks to advanced technology, colored
diamonds, called “fancies” are now very affordable and available
in a host of beautiful hues that sparkle with a brilliant
fire that sets diamonds apart
What’s New, inner
from all other gems.
What’s Hot
And you can choose
from a rainbow of vivid colors including red,
blue, pink, yellow, brown, peach, orange, purple, green,
violet, gray, and black.
Even better, fancy colored diamonds are also available in
a variety of special diamond cuts also called“fancies.”
These exciting shapes deliver maximum brilliance
and include heart, star, double pointed marquise, oval,
teardrop, princess, triangle, and emerald.
In addition, you have the choice of a wide array of new
and beautiful fancy settings that highlight the diamond’s
exquisite beauty.They’re available in white or yellow karat
gold, platinum, palladium, or sterling silver.
This year, you can be sure that a gift of fancy holiday diamond jewelry...a ring, tennis bracelet, necklace, or pin...will not
only be the most treasured holiday gift, but will also have value
that lasts a lifetime.
T
Stop In With
Your Questions
226-228 S.Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 487-4521 I www.arnoldsjewelry.com
E-mail: [email protected]
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