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Gemstone Creations
We recently acquired a collection of Silpada silver jewelry. These popular pieces are available while they last at great prices. Feel good about yourself with Silpada - for a limited time. 
26th Anniversary
Nancy opened the doors at Gemstone Creations for the first time on September 1, 1992. Since our next newsletter will come out after September 1st we'll take time to wish the store a Happy Anniversary!
Record Ring
We posted this on Facebook and thought we would repeat it here. A new Guinness World record was recently set for "most diamonds set in one ring." The winner is a lotus-shaped ring with 6,690 diamonds. The ring is said to be worth more than $4.1 million. Would you wear this ring? 
Kimberly's Carats

Some historians believe that Cleopatra’s famous emerald collection might actually have been peridot. People in medieval times continued to confuse peridot with emerald. For centuries, people believed the fabulous 200-ct. gems adorning the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral were emeralds. They are, in fact, peridots.
Engagement Rings
It was recently reported that former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is now the proud owner of 14 engagement rings acquired since 1998 when she said yes to husband David Beckham. The collection is worth an estimated US $11.8 million. The latest is a $159,000 square-cut yellow diamond set on a platinum pave band. Her original engagement ring was a marquise-cut diamond with an approximate value of $86,000. It's reported that Victoria bought some of the rings herself.
August Birthstone
August's birthstone is Peridot. Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence and a wonderful year.  As Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.  Today, most of the Peridot supply comes from Arizona; other sources are China, Myanmar, and Pakistan.  This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most people are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens.  Peridot, in smaller sizes, often is used in beaded necklaces and bracelets.
August Trivia Game

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

1. The 4 C's of diamonds are Cut, Color, Clarity and 

A: Carat Weight
B: Confidence
C: Condition

2. Based on the Mohs Hardness Scale the hardest gemstone is:

A: Diamond
B: Emerald
C: Sapphire

The Trivia Game winner will be determined by random drawing from everyone who posts the correct answers by Tuesday August 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! We did not have a winner for our July trivia game. Congratulations to Catherine Luce who won our June trivia game. 
Birthday or Anniversary in August? 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 08/31/2018
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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