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Gemstone Creations
Happy New Year!
We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We hope that everyone has a wonderful 2019.

We just know that this year will be amazing and better than any of the previous ones. We can't wait to see how it all plays out!
Thank You
Along with wishing everyone a happy new year, we hope that 2018 was a year worth remembering for everyone filled with good times and memories. 

We deeply appreciate each and every one of you - our wonderful friends and customers. We have enjoyed sharing the last year with you and are looking forward to what this year will bring.
4 Hour Parking
Don't forget, even though the holidays are over four hour parking downtown continues through January 31st. If you got caught up in the holiday hustle and bustle, January is the perfect time to come downtown to visit independent stores like ours. You might be surprised by what you find!
Kimberly's Carats

The term carbuncle was often used in ancient times to refer to red garnets, although it was used for almost any red stone. Carbuncle was thought to be one of the four precious stones given to King Solomon.
Marie Antoinette Jewelry
Recently a large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette. Sotheby's is calling it a record price for a pearl at auction. The "Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl pendant, was among the highlight offerings at the sale in Geneva. Sotheby's billed the sale as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to scoop up heirlooms and jewels that have been held in the Bourbon-Parma dynasty for generations. Some of the Marie Antoinette jewelry hadn't been seen in public for 200 years. Like many of the 10 pieces for sale, the pendant obliterated the pre-auction estimate of $1-2 million. It sold for the equivalent of $32 million. With the buyer's premium and fees the total sale rose to more than $36 million. The buyer wanted to remain anonymous. All told, the pieces reaped nearly $43 million.
January Birthstone
January's birthstone is Garnet. The word garnet comes from the 14th Century Middle English word gernet meaning dark red. The word is derived from Latin granatum which means seed because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate.

Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors from the deep red of the Pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of Tsavorites. Some rare garnets are even blue, colorless, or—most rare of all—change colors in different lights. But the most common color is a beautiful range of reds, from rust colored to deep violet-red.
January Trivia Game

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

1. On the Outer Banks many people wait on Old Christmas for the arrival of Old Buck. Old Buck is a:

A. Bull
B. Horse
C. Deer

2. Not all garnets are red. A Spessarite Garnet is:

A. Orange
B. Green
C. Purple

The Trivia Game winner will be determined by random drawing from everyone who posts the correct answers by Monday January 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 last month. Congratulations to JoAnn Josemans
who won our November trivia game. 
Birthday or Anniversary in January? 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 01/31/2019
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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