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Gemstone Creations
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GEMS, CARATS, PEARLS and NUGGETS
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Happiness Day
 
We hope that you'll take time on March 20th (and every day really) to share happiness. Established by the United National in 2012, March 20th is the International Day of Happiness. Living a happier lifestyle has been shown to lead to a longer, healthier and more fulfilling life. 
 
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Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to Spring forward early Sunday morning March 10th (or Saturday night before you go to bed) and enjoy more daylight in the evenings. Maybe you can get one more dog walk in now before dark!
 
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St. Patrick's Day
 
Is everyone looking forward to March 17th and St. Patrick's Day? It will be the annual time of year when everyone can be green! If you grew up in the great Northwoods like Craig did you might also know that March 16th is St. Urho's Day. If you're unfamiliar with this day we would encourage you to check it out on-line and then decide if you think it is real or not. A few years ago Hallmark had cards for St. Urho's Day so guess they were covering themselves just in case!
 
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Kimberly's Carats

Aquamarine is a variety of the mineral Beryl, just like emerald! The largest Aquamarine crystal mined to date is 19 inches long. Aquamarine is mined in Pakistan in mountains above 15,000 feet.

There are references of Bloodstone's ability to heal dating to 5000 BC. Bloodstone has also been believed to help control or change the weather, win legal battles, or give the gift of prophesy.
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Celebrity Engagement Ring
 
It was recently reported that singer Katy Perry received an engagement ring from Orlando Bloom on Valentine's Day. Experts believe that the ring features a 4 carat oval shaped natural fancy pink diamond surrounded by 8 white diamonds in a flower shape. The overall value of the ring is estimated at around $5 million which would make it one of the most expensive rings worn by a celebrity. Perhaps the most expensive celebrity ring is the one estimated at about $10 million given to Mariah Carey in 2016.
 
March Birthstones
 
March has two birthstones, Aquamarine and Bloodstone.

Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues. Aquamarine forms large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings.


Bloodstone is a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide.  This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets and was believed to have healing powers — especially for blood disorders.  It is generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles. 
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March Trivia Game

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

1. The legend of St. Urho is believed to have beem created by Richard Mattson, who worked at Ketola's Department Store in 

A. Hibbing, Minnesota
B. Virginia, Minnesota
C. International Falls, Minnesota


2. March Madness starts this month. Who won the NCAA Men's Division I basketball tournament last year?

A. North Carolina
B. Villanova
C. Duke


Rules:
The Trivia Game winner will be determined by random drawing from everyone who posts the correct answers by Thursday March 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, Brenda McQueen and Rebecca Rohrbaugh
 who were all declared winners of our February trivia game. 
 
Birthday or Anniversary in March? 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 03/31/2019
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Gemstone Creations

606 Caroline Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 373-7847

http://www.gemstonecreations.org
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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