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Gemstone Creations
Making Waves
Perfect for sunny days at the beach or for walking around town. The Making Waves collection from Kameleon is available now and the pops will make you feel like you are at the beach every day. Stop in and see them - you'll feel cooler just by looking!
4th of July
July 4th is a day of parades, fireworks, cookouts, baseball and family gatherings. We celebrate a small group of men in Philadelphia who on July 4, 1776 declared the American colonies independent from Great Britain. Whatever you do to celebrate, have a fun and safe time!
95 Carat Diamond
Did you know that diamonds are mined in Canada? Recently a 95 carat white diamond was found in the Northwest Territories’ Gahcho Kué mine. The diamond is the 4th largest produced by the mine and the largest gem quality stone since the mine opened two years ago.
Kimberly's Carats

Ruby has accumulated a host of legends over the centuries. People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies. In Burma (a ruby source since at least 600 AD—now called Myanmar), warriors possessed rubies to make them invincible in battle. However, it wasn’t enough to just wear the rubies. They had to insert them into their flesh and make them part of their bodies.
Olivine in Hawaii
People near the volcano eruption in Hawaii have recently been seeing green crystals raining from the sky. The crystals are Olivine, one of the most abundant minerals found below the earth's surface. When professionally cut and polished the gemstone gives off a beautiful, bright green sheen. Very common in Hawaii, Olivine has transformed some of the Big Island's beaches green in recent years. Papakolea green sand beach on the southern tip of the Big Island is entirely made out of Olivine sand and is one of only four green beaches in the world, the others are located in Guam, Norway and the Galapagos Islands.
July Birthstone
July's birthstone is Ruby. There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. Ruby is a variety of the gem species corundum. It is harder than any natural gemstone except diamond, which means a ruby is durable enough for everyday wear. Fine-quality ruby is extremely rare, and the color of the gem is most important to its value. The most prized color is a medium or medium dark vivid red or slightly purplish red. If the gem is too light or has too much purple or orange, it will be called a fancy-color sapphire.
July Trivia Game

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

1. The Cherokee Ruby Mine is a place in the U.S. where you can find rubies. It is located near:

A. Charlotte, NC
B. Franklin, NC
C. Hickory, NC

2. A Capitol Fourth is a popular concert/event in Washington each year. What was the first year the National Symphony Orchestra performed for it?

A. 1978
B. 1979
C. 1980

The Trivia Game winner will be determined by random drawing from everyone who posts the correct answers by Saturday July 7th.   

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 Catherine Luce who won our June trivia game. 
Birthday or Anniversary in July? 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 07/31/2018
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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