Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year 2011 Sale

Tomorrow is New Years Eve. I am having a New Years 2011 sale in my Etsy store. If you use code New Years when you cash out, you will get 50% off your purchase. My items are pretty reasonably priced already, so be sure to not miss this opportunity. The sale begins right now and will end on Jan 2nd at 1AM. That gives you plenty of time to hop on over to my Etsy shop, and pick your favorite items. Don't forget I offer a free layaway service as well. So be sure to ask about that. I have had two successful layaways so far just this year, and those customers were thrilled to be offered it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

December Birthstone Blue Zircon

I thought it was Blue Topaz for the month of December, but I guess the official gemstone is Blue Zircon. Since Blue Zircon is rather expensive, and hard to come by, Blue Topaz is often used as a substitute for those born in the month of December.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Three days until Christmas, and I am offering everyone 50% off any item in my store until Christmas night. Please note the other codes in the archives are valid, but will not be added on top of this code. In the benefit of ease I have decided to use one code for every item, and you will get 50% refunded to you by me. The code is Christmas, and you must enter it when cashing out to get the 50% off. This is valid until December 25, 2010 at 11 PM Eastern time. If you need to ask a question before buying please do so. Merry Christmas to all of my loyal readers, and customers. Go to Melissas Jewelry and check out all my items available for purchase.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Royal Purple Amethyst Ring

Five days until Christmas and today's deal is a Royal purple Amethyst ring, from my Etsy store. If you use code 5 at checkout, I will refund 50% of your purchase making this ring only $9.99 All my codes are good until Christmas Eve 2010 so check my archives for all the codes that are available. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and is thought to make you feel like royalty.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gemstone Identification Made Easy

I own this book, and I love this book. My kids even love to look at the pictures, and my son reads it. It is for all ages. If you have someone on your Christmas list that makes jewelry, collects gemstones, or is just a jewelry nut this is the perfect gift for them.



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sold Blue Montana Sapphire and Pink Sapphire Ring

One lucky buyer purchased my Blue Montana Sapphire and pink sapphire accent ring. She is a lucky woman, and I hope she loves it. This is my first sale from my Etsy store in a couple of months, so I am excited. I did have an interested buyer from Australia, but at this time I do not ship internationally. It is just too much of a headache here at my small town post office. They have no clue how to ship international and give me grief every time, and do it wrong sometimes. So I just stopped.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wow Only 11 Days Until Christmas!

Please be sure to check my archives on this blog for all the codes to jewelry items in my Etsy store. They end at midnight on Christmas Eve. So if you wanted something don't miss out. If you check my Etsy store and see something you would love, just ask me to make a code for it, and I will.

Tanzanite is a gemstone that will soon be no more. If you want to give an awesome gift for Christmas then check out the set below. This would also be great as gifts for a wedding party, or a baby shower gift for an expectant mom. Give a non traditional gift, and give Tanzanite.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Drawing A Ring Design

I have never tried drawing out my designs before I make them. I just picture what I like in my head, and then look for the proper supplies. This is so very neat, and I could see how you could lay out some beautiful designs before you make it. Do you draw out your jewelry pieces?



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Glass Filled Rubies

I have been trying to find videos that will help explain gemstone treatments to my readers, and how they may effect the pricing of the gem. This video by AGI is talking about glass filled rubies, or fissure filled as some places call them, and how the treatment takes place. It is very interesting. It is actually a three step process that starts with heating the rough, then chemical leaching, and finally filling the gems with glass or lead. Sometimes you get a percentage of quite a bit of ruby, and others not so much. I would think this would be impossible to tell when purchasing these gemstones. They are really remarkably beautiful, I however would not pay a great deal of money for these rubies.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Large Gemstone Globe

Today for my Christmas countdown are these large gemstone globes. This video is old, the large ones are 99.99 right now on JTV. I so want one of these, they are cool for gem geeks like me. Plus it would be awesome in our homeschool lessons. I have to save my pennies. They have an awesome red one this year, that I love. I tried to find the video for how they are made, it is cool too, but it wasn't on Youtube. I do know JTV has it on their website if you are curious to see it. Only 15 days until Christmas.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Are You Getting Engaged For Christmas?

Are you getting engaged this Christmas? You do know there are only 16 days left, right? Maybe Valentine's Day is better. Buying an engagement ring is no easy process. You have to decide how much you want to spend, the design, the metal, the carat weight etc. A one carat round solitaire diamond is the size most women dream of getting for an engagement ring. Maybe when you got engaged you could only afford a smaller carat weight, and now you want to upgrade her ring. This is a lovely choice, in my opinion.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where To Mine Gemstones In The US

Countdown to Christmas continues with only 17 days until Christmas. Give this great book to any rock or gem enthusiast on your list. Great for schools, and educators as well.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Cherry Red Garnet Ring

OK before I start I am giving a shoutout to a giveaway on my homeschool blog. If you click on the green square button that says Ecosmart it will take you to the post. It is for all organic natural pest control items. Just a comment is needed to enter. It ends next Friday, so don't delay.

There are only 18 more days until Christmas. Today I am offering this Cherry Red Garnet Ring, made by me for 50% off. That means after refund it is only $8.50. You must use Code 18 at check out for me to refund the 50% to you. All codes are good until Christmas Eve 2010 so be sure to check the archives to see if an item you love has a special code.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tanzanite Replacing Topaz as December Birthstone

Tanzanite is a very expensive, collectible, and fragile gemstone. Yet it seems the jewelry trade is replacing Topaz with Tanzanite as the December birthstone. Blue Topaz is the traditional birthstone for the month of December. It is said that all babies born in Tanzania are given a Tanzanite as a birth gift. If you do not yet know about Tanzanite the video below is very good.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Give Yellow Diamonds For Christmas

I love colored diamonds, rather than the traditional white diamonds. These yellow diamond earrings are so beautiful. I envy anyone who gets these for Christmas. By the way Christmas is now only 21 days away.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

23 Days Until Christmas Blue Topaz and Sapphire Ring

My countdown to Christmas continues with this Blue Topaz and Blue Sapphire ring. Buy this from my Etsy store, use Code 23 at cashout,and I will refund 50% back to you. Making this stunning ring only $49.99 Hurry I only have one. All the codes will be valid until Christmas Eve 2010. Be sure to check the archives for all the codes and the items they go with. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How To Make Stamped Jewelry A Tutorial

For the crafty person, or jewelry lover on your gift giving list, this book is a step by step tutorial on how to make stamped jewelry. Check it out, only 24 days until Christmas.


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