Gemstones are precious stones and semi-precious stones.
All can be called gems. All are minerals that have
hardness, density, refraction, and color.
of all kinds have played a very important part in the
history of mankind. From the beginning, small smooth
river stones were collected and carried for good luck
Used as talismans and good luck charms throughout
recorded history and before, stones in all their many
forms, are considered the 'bones of the Earth'.
blue to blue-green variety of the mineral beryl. It is
the stone of courage. It emits a gentle and
compassionate energy, exhibiting moderation. It can be
used to balance and fortify the glands, and is excellent
for improving the eyes, and teeth and the formative bone
A form of opaque chalcedony which forms in massive
formations, Jasper is dark red, orange, yellow, tan,
brown, green, gray, and blue.
Jasper is considered a Power Stone. It is the stone
that encourages confidence. It is a stone of the earth,
and therefore a very "grounding" stone. All Jaspers have
excellent protective energies.
Jasper helps to re-align all chakras, integrating
energies for the greater good. It stabilizes the aura,
and provides cleaning of dysfunctional energies.
Jasper is a stone that reminds us to motivate and
help others—it reminds us to bring joy to others. I
chose Jasper today because it is a nurturing stone and
reminds me of mothers everywhere on this their very
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A rare variety of the mineral beryl. Emerald is a
clear deep green because of its chromium content and
some are more expensive than diamonds.
It is a
stone to bring harmony to all areas of ones life. It can
be used to open, activate, and stimulate the heart
chakra, while helping to quiet the emotions.
Colombian Emerald (J) 2.28 ct. 7.4 x 9.9 mm. [Gec:
O] Pear shaped cut. Slightly included, with vivid,
medium to medium dark slightly bluish green color.
Excellent brilliance and sparkle. BK.
Greetings & Happy Mother's Day!
There's lots new at the Jewelry Collecting site. In case
you haven't visited for a week or so, there are links
below to my newest articles.
excited about the interviews I've got lined up for you.
Next week I will be speaking with Elliot Abbott of The
Hollywood Collection. The rings, bracelets, earrings,
pendants, and watches in
The Hollywood Collection are original
reproductions of cinematic jewels from legendary films,
and they are fabulous!
love them all, and they are very affordably priced. In
addition to my interview,
will be writing a Review of the collection, and an
ongoing series of stories about individual pieces from
this wonderfully 'collectible' collection.
Please send along any comments or questions you have.
Suggestions for new articles are welcomed, and I am
always looking for great stories about jewelry and the
hobby of jewelry collecting.
look forward to hearing from you, and really would
appreciate your feedback.
And, to all
you Moms out there, "Have a wonderful day, you deserve
Jewelry Collecting Editor at Bella Online
How to Buy Genuine Native American Jewelry -
Buying Tips and 'Heads Up' for Novice Collectors
is an unfortunate fact of life that unscrupulous
people make money by cheating others. They are
everywhere—not lurking in the shadows, as you might
think—but right out in the open, brazen as can be.
These dishonest retailers lay in wait for those of
us who innocent and wide-eyed with delight, gaze
star-struck upon the object of our fancy from a
dazzling array of gorgeous bracelets, earrings,
necklaces, and rings masquerading as genuine Native
found a great online store offering genuine Native
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Elvis Presley's Passion
“It was like he came along
and whispered a dream in everybody’s ear and then we
dreamed it”. Bruce Springsteen
most memorable, exciting personality in American
music was born January 8, 1935 in a two-room plank
shack in East Tupelo, Mississippi, on the wrong side
of the railroad tracks. He won his first prize for
singing at the age of 10. By 19, he had made his
first record and become a worldwide sensation as a
rock and roll singer. Extraordinary entertainer,
enigmatic myth, Elvis Presley lives on as legend
nearly three decades after his death at the age of
42 on August 16, 1977. Today, in 2006, he is more
popular than ever—thousands of fans still flock
yearly to his Graceland mansion—and sales of his
albums top one billion. In the South, they talk
about Elvis and Jesus in the same breath.
More New Articles
(to read please click on the following links)
How to Buy Genuine Native American Jewelry -
Identification Tips and Introduction to Materials Used
Articles Coming Soon
Artist Interview - 'Alexa Hurst of Loopy Monkey'
Artist Interview - 'Elliot Abbott of The Hollywood
Famous Jewelers -'Interview with Elvis Presley's
Jeweler, Lowell Hays'
Collector Specialties -'Native American Jewelry -
Treasures from the Earth'
Watch for these and many more in the coming weeks.!
Dietrich's Aquamarine and Diamond Ring
The Hollywood Collection
Please click image for a closer look!
Your arms were always open when I
needed a hug. Your
heart understood when I needed a
friend. Your gentle eyes were stern
when I needed a lesson. Your
strength and love has guided me and
gave me wings to fly.
by Sarah Malin
Newsletter May 21st