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GEMS, CARATS, PEARLS and NUGGETS
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Class Ring Bracelet

Craig recently asked Nancy to go steady with him and she said yes! She is now wearing his class ring as a lovely bracelet. If you have a class ring that you don't know what to do with bring it in and talk to us about converting it into a bracelet of your own!
 
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Kameleon Special - While They Last

We are continuing to reorganize our Kameleon jewelry. For a limited time we have earrings and pendants with chains, featuring specially selected JewelPops, starting at $65. Many of these are one of styles and may not be back so stop in soon for the the best selection!
 
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Waterline Project Update

The waterline project continues on Caroline Street. We are hopeful that the portion of the project in the 500 block will be completed during June. Thank you so much to everyone who has made the effort to come and visit us during the construction. Please continue to follow posted detours to access Caroline Street and don't forget, the first three hours in the Wolfe Street parking garage are free!
 
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Kimberly's Carats

Alexandrite was discovered in Russia's Ural Mountains in 1830 and named for Czar Alexander II.

In 1817 Pierre Cartier traded a double strand of natural pearls for a mansion at 653 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Moonstone is said to bring good luck and many believe that you can see the future if you hold a Moonstone in your mouth during a full moon.
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Garage Sale Find

About 30 years ago a woman from London found a showy ring at the British version of a garage sale. She paid the equivalent of $13 for it and after cleaning it up a bit made it a part of her day to day wardrobe. After enjoying the ring for many years her jeweler suggested that it could be quite valuable. She had it evaluated and found out the center stone was a 26.27 carat antique cushion cut diamond dating to the 1800's with I color and VVS2 clarity. The ring will be auctioned by Sotheby's in June and estimates are it could bring as much as $448,000. Nancy has made some great finds at antique stores and yard sales but nothing like this - Wow!
 
June Birthstones

June has three birthstones, Alexandrite, Pearl and Moonstone. Nancy likes to tell people born in June that they are lucky - they probably have the most expensive birthstone of anyone! Alexandrite is the most famous color change gemstones as it can change from greenish blue to red depending on the light. Discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1800's high quality gemstones are very rare. Often a synthetic Alexandrite is used in jewelry because of the high cost of natural gem material.

Pearls are one of the alternate birthstones for June and are possibly the best loved gem of all time. Pearls can be found in almost every color but white and cream are the most popular. Used as a symbol of wealth and status for thousands of years a Chinese historian recorded the first written mention of Pearls in 2206 BC.

Another alternate birthstone for June is Moonstone. Moonstone is a layered gemstone and when light falls between the layers it creates what is called adularescence - the light that appears to billow across the gemstone. 
Adularescent moonstone was once called adularia, getting the name from a city in Switzerland, Mt. Adular, that was one of the first sources of fine-quality moonstone.
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June Trivia Game

Answer these trivia questions for your chance to win a $25 Gemstone Creations gift certificate!

1. National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress in August 

A. 1947
B. 1949
C. 1951


2. In the U.S. the first observance of a Father's Day was held on July 5, 1908 in

A. Morgantown, WV
B. Fairmont, WV
C. Martinsburg, WV


Rules:
The Trivia Game winner will be determined by random drawing from everyone who posts the correct answers by Tuesday June 6th.   

The answers must be posted on our Facebook wall.

The winner will be posted on Facebook and in our next month's eNewsletter.

 
Touch or click here to post your answers to our Facebook page. If you don't Facebook you can email your answers to gemcreationsplat@aol.com. Good Luck! Congratulations to Vicki Christensen who won our May trivia game.
 
Birthday or Anniversary in June? Save 15% OFF One Item 
Offer for all regular priced items only. Limited to one item per customer. Some exclusions may apply - see associate for details.
Expires 06/30/2017
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Gemstone Creations
606 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 373-7847
Store Hours
Tues - Sat 10-5
Wed 10-6:30
& By Appointment
Sun & Mon Closed
Gemstone Creations has been satisfying the Fredericksburg, Virginia area’s fine jewelry needs since 1992. We’re “Where Fredericksburg Gets Engaged”, and engagement rings are just where we begin. We are a full service jewelry store and can provide all your jewelry needs. We’re not the biggest jewelry store in Fredericksburg or the oldest, but we try our hardest to be the most friendly, welcoming and accommodating – and the most fun.
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