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Sep 11, 2015
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Sapphires

Posted: September 11, 2015

Sapphires are available in a variety of colors: yellow, green, pink, purple, orange and brown.

This September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.

Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. Sapphire represents truth, sincerity and consistency. Sapphire engagement rings are given to express the commitment and loyalty of the giver’s heart.

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Sep 1, 2015
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One-Hour Sale!

Posted: September 1, 2015

For not just for one day only but for ONE HOUR ONLY – Blase DeNatale Jewelers is holding its first ever 60% off for 60 minutes Storewide Super Sale!  The exclusive, one of a kind event will be held this coming Saturday October 24th for one hour only, from 11am – 12 noon. All items on display in our store during this time will be reduced from their regular everyday low retail pricing by 60% across the board. While there are exclusions*, they are few. Our valued customers will find all regularly stocked quality jewelry and giftware at steep discounts from regular retail pricing.  This is not a gimmick, there is no prior mark-up to our retail pricing – we simply want to ensure we can constantly update and renew our inventory to the latest styles to meet growing demand. Do not miss this exclusive event to save big on today’s best fashions before the holiday season is in full swing.  This exclusive one day, one hour sale will be a unique opportunity to find gifts for special people on your lists for any upcoming occasion , get a head start on your holiday shopping or treat yourself to a beautiful adornment as reward for all of the hard work you do!

 

How it works:

Customers are encouraged to arrive to the store early to reserve their place in line as there will be a limit to how many customers can be in the store for this event at once.  We will be fully staffed to ensure timely service for all customers. As long as you are in line within the 1 hour window, you will receive acknowledgment that allows you to take part in the savings event, even if you do not enter into the store prior to 12 noon on October 24th.  We encourage everyone to show up early or at the very least, ensure you are on line before 12 noon to be checked in.  Once an item in stock is sold, it cannot be special ordered at the 60% savings discount. The discount will only be honored for this special, one hour event so we hope to see you there!

*Exclusions include custom work, special orders, repairs and repair components/parts, services such as appraisals, watch sizings, watch batteries, select items, items not in stock on day of sale and previously purchased items.

All sales are final. Cash or credit cards only (no checks). Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of this sales event, there will be no gift wrapping available. Please call us prior to the event at 609.693.5068 or stop in if you have any questions or comments.

 

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Jul 11, 2015
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July birthstone

Posted: July 11, 2015

This classic 14K white gold ruby ring is offset by 2 round brilliant cut diamonds.  Rubies are the traditional birthstone for July. It’s known as the “Lord of the Gems” because of its rarity and beauty. Rubies were said to protect their owners from all types of misfortune and a fine ruby assured the owner he would live in harmony with his neighbors. Rubies are sometimes used in engagement rings because according to ancient lore, they are capable of reconciling lovers’ quarrels.

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Jul 11, 2015
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Sport A Summer Bracelet

Posted: July 11, 2015

With the nautical trend in full swing, there’s no better time to rock Chrysalis’ Oceania collection. Pick out your favorites for the summer.  Choose from  flip flops, bucket & shovel, sun, seahorse, anchor, starfish, sandcastle, umbrella & beach ball, dolphin, fish, crab, or compass.  All in a choice of silvertone or goldtone.

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Jun 8, 2015
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The Language of Pearls

Posted: June 8, 2015

Natural and cultured, fresh water and salt water, pearls are perhaps one of the best loved gems of all time. They are a world unto themselves and have their own unique vocabulary. In fact, it’s quite an extensive one, so in honor of June’s birthstone, we’ve put together this glossary to make brushing up fast and easy.

A

Akoya – Japan and China both produce saltwater cultured Akoya pearls. They are typically round or semi-round and average 6 to 8 millimeters. Akoya pearls are widely available and consumers hold them in high regard.

B

Baroque – asymmetrical, irregularly shaped pearls that are larger than keshi, rice, or seed pearls are called baroque. The name refers to the 17th and 18th style of European art characterized by ornate detail. Their free-form, organic look is best showcased in long or multi-strand necklaces.

Biwa Pearls – may be used to describe a pearl that comes from any freshwater mussel in Japan.

Body-color – the basic hue of a pearl underlying its overtone color. Naturally colored pearls can be found in most colors of the rainbow, but popular are white, grey, black, pink and coffee.

C

Cultured, or Cultivated pearl – any pearl (fresh or saltwater) grown by a mollusk containing a surgically implanted hard bead nucleus or soft tissue nucleus. In other words, these are not artificial or manmade—they are real pearls made with a little human intervention.

D

Drop – a classic tear shape that lends itself well to earrings and pendants.,

F

Freshwater pearl – pearls that form in river or lake mollusks, the vast majority are cultured but people still occasionally harvest natural ones.

G

Grading – considers seven factors for evaluating pearls—luster, surface, shape, color, nacre, size, and shape.

I

Iridescence – play of color over the surface of a pearl as interference divides white light into its component colors.

J

June – the month designated for pearl as its traditional birthstone, along with contemporary gems moonstone and alexandrite.

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Keshi – the Japanese word for poppy seed, used to describe small natural or cultured pearls, sometimes called seed pearl.

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Luster – the combination of surface shine (reflectivity) and inner light refraction (depth). Luster is perhaps the most important of all quality factors and is expressed in terms of high, medium, and low luster. The luster of a high quality pearl should be bright and capable of sharply reflecting objects near its surface.

M

Mabé pearls – are assembled blister pearls which grow on the inside of the mollusk shell rather than in the mantle of the organism. Once cut away from the shell, they are affixed with a mother of pearl backing. These half-domed pearls are frequently bezel-set for earrings.

Mother of Pearl – iridescent layer (principally calcium carbonate and conchiolin) lining the inner shell of some mollusk species and used for jewelry, watch faces and flatware. When it coats a bead to form a cultured pearl or composes a natural, tissue-cultured or keshi pearl, it’s called nacre.

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Nacre – a calcium carbonate-based crystalline substance secreted by mollusks to form mother-of-pearl, pearls, and cultured pearls. Nacre secretion by a mollusk is usually a defense mechanism triggered by the intrusion of a foreign object into the body of an oyster.

Nucleation – the process of nucleating a mollusk to produce a pearl. Also called grafting or implantation, nucleation requires the insertion of either a hard bead nucleus or soft mantle tissue between the body of a mollusk and its shell or into the mantle tissue of a mollusk. The hard bead nucleus or soft mantle tissue serves as a “seed” or “irritant” to produce a cultured pearl.

R

Rice – elongated pearls, resembling puffed rice.

S

South sea pearls – Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are leading sources of these saltwater cultured pearls. They are typically 8 to 20 mm, high quality, and have white or pale body color.

T

Tahitian – cultured pearls produced by the black-lip oyster found in the atolls and lagoons of French Polynesia. Tahitian cultured pearls are natural in color and are produced in hues of silver, gray, green, orange, gold, blue, purple, and black. They average 9.5 mm and are held in high regard by consumers.

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Virgin pearl – an undrilled pearl that may be prong set or glued into a mounting.

W

Weddings – pearls are the favored gems of brides worldwide.

Wipe gently-  the only safe way to clean pearls. Use warm water, a mild liquid detergent and a soft cloth.

X

X-ray testing – the only reliable (non-destructive) way to determine whether a pearl is natural, cultured, or imitation.

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Jun 8, 2015
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June Brides

Posted: June 8, 2015

Find your perfect match with ArtCarved engagement and wedding rings.  For over 150 years, people have turned to ArtCarved to help celebrate and remember the most important moments of their lives. Founded in New York in 1850, ArtCarved began as a manufacturer of high-quality, uniquely styled wedding bands and engagement rings.

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May 11, 2015
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Graduation Charms

Posted: May 11, 2015

A charm is a classic collectible that captures a memory, an event, a special occasion for a lifetime – a sentimental journey you can hold in your hand. Honor your graduate this season by choosing a charm from our large selection of Rembrandt charmsRembrandt graduation cap and diploma charms.  Most charms can be engraved and come in a variety of metals: sterling silver, 10K yellow gold, 14K white and yellow gold, and gold plate.

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May 10, 2015
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Emeralds

Posted: May 10, 2015

Emeralds are not just for May babies, but are to be worn and enjoyed by everyone. Emeralds are one of the three traditionally designated precious gemstones (along with ruby and sapphire) but of that trio, they are often perceived as the most exotic, daring, and extraordinary gem.  We have a wide selection of emerald rings, bracelets, earrings and pendants in a price range to suit your budget.  Come in today and pick out your favorite!

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May 1, 2015
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Swarovski Necklaces for Mom

Posted: May 1, 2015

Inspired by early spring flowers, the beautiful Christie Frontal Necklace is easy to combine with other jewelry thanks to its soft hues and delicate size. It shines with three oval-shaped pastel-colored crystals and comes on a rhodium-plated chain. item # 5118944

 

Featuring an accumulation of mini flowers, the Cherie Necklace sparkles in a feminine gradation of pink crystals. This versatile piece looks great with a casual outfit or on elegant occasions too. The design is very light and easy to wear and the rhodium-plated chain is adjustable.  Item # 5110762

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May 1, 2015
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Angelica Bracelets

Posted: May 1, 2015

No matter who the special woman is in your life, Angelica has the perfect bracelet for you.  Choose from Mom, New mom, Grandmother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Niece, Godmother, Sister or Aunt.  Most are available in gold tone, silver tone or rose tone. With each bangle that Angelica sells, $.25 is donated to Generation Rescue, which supports programs to improve the quality of life for those affected by autism.  So far over $80,000 has been donated.