Summer Rages On!

Peridot
August Birthstone
 

Summer is raging On!!

As I sit here in my office in Sunny Southern California, I wonder how the rest of the country is getting on with the Summer Heat. Let us know how hot it is where you are, we love hearing from our customers.
It has been surprisingly mild so far here with some much needed rain and humidity. But I always say that the best cure for the Summertime Blues is some COOL JEWELRY. But that is just me!
August’s Birthstone is the Peridot and we have a nice selection of Peridot rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Come have a look. We also have the peridot color in our Swarovski line of jewelry as well. Here are some interesting August Birthstone factoids…
Peridot is the official birthstone for the month of August as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the stone for the Zodiac sign of Libra. See the birthstone wiki for additional references to this stone. Peridot may also be given on the 16th wedding anniversary.See below for the correct pronunciation of (forsteritic olivine, Peridot’s Scientific Name) watch and listen to this.
How To Pronounce Peridot

Pronunciation of Peridot

I have always pronounced it (and have corrected others LOL) “pera doe” and now low and behold, I was wrong (tough to admit!) So for your education, it is pronounced as above.
Peridot is the gem variety of olivine and ranges between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.Peridot olivine is mined in Egypt, Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; and in Australia, Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.

Folklore Legend and Healing Properties

Cleopatra had a deep love of peridot. While many sources from the time describe her as bejeweled in emeralds there is much archaeological evidence that the stones people were taking as emeralds were actually peridot.In fact one of the nicknames for peridot since ancient times has been ‘evening emerald’. This also brings to mind the long held belief that peridot burned with an inner fire that would glow at night. In some ancient cultures miners searched for peridot during the early evening or at night when they said it was the easiest to find.Ancient Hawaiian folklore says that peridot is actually the hardened tears of a goddess named Pele. Pele, as a deity, was associated with fire, lightning, and volcanoes. Pele was in many stories a destructive goddess but, as the Hawaiian Islands themselves were formed from the explosion of the volcanoes beneath them, Pele was known to be generous as well. Peridot is one of the gifts it is said the goddess gave to the Hawaiian people.

Peridot is also mentioned in the Bible under the name chrysolite. During the Crusades many pieces of peridot were brought back from the Middle East and were used to decorate churches.

With its lovely pear green color it should be no surprise that peridot is linked to success, peace, and good luck. In modern new age tradition it is also supposed to help soothe the wearer to deep sleep, to dispel negative energy, and calm anger.

Health-wise throughout history it was believed that powered peridot could cure respiratory problems such as asthma and that the gemstone acted as a salve to heart troubles. In the Middle Ages peridot was placed under the tongue of sick people to reduce fevers.

It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success,. Its powers include health, protection, and sleep. The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions.

Here are our Sam’s Club shows through August.

Visit our Website atwww.accessorysnobs.com/locations for a more complete list.

Accessory Snobs Schedule

Start End Location of Sam’s Club
7/16/2015 7/26/2015 4230 John Ben Sheppard Pkwy, Odessa, TX 79762
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 901 Wal-Mart Way, Midlothian, VA 23113
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 13130 L St., Omaha, NE 68137
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 16100 Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 1501 Sams Circle, Chesapeake, VA 23320
7/30/2015 8/9/2015 1500 N. Tradewinds, Midland, TX 79703
8/5/2015 8/9/2015 5871 Firestone Blvd., Southgate, CA 90280
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 2100 Generals Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21401
8/6/2015 8/9/2015 915 W Marketview Dr., Champaign, IL 61821
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 1101 73Rd St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 1455 Town Square Blvd., Roanoke, VA 24012
8/12/2015 8/16/2015 1055 E. Harriman Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408
8/13/2015 8/16/2015 6570 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
8/19/2015 8/23/2015 7480 Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 2500 Mountaineer Blvd, South Charleston, WV 25309
8/20/2015 8/23/2015 1006 Rohlwing Road, Addison, IL 60101
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 2605 Blairs Ferry Road Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 596 Bobby Jones Expwy., Augusta, GA 30907
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 2711 North Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
8/27/2015 8/30/2015 2601 Skypark Dr., Torrance, CA 90505
8/27/2015 8/30/2015 900 S. Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
Some of you may know and others do not that we have a sister company that sells Bling Accessories Nationwide at Sam’s Club as well. Below is My Boutique’s Schedule, Check us out!

My Boutique Schedule

Start End Location of Sam’s Club
7/16/2015 7/26/2015 7805 East 35Th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 740 N. Beal Prkwy, Ft.Walton Beach, FL 32547
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 465 Goodman Road, Southhaven, MS 38671
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 4230 John Ben Sheppard Pkwy, Odessa, TX 79762
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 3360 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 5510 Sw. 5Th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73128
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 10690 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246
7/21/2015 8/2/2015 39940 10Th Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551
7/22/2015 8/3/2015 1055 E. Harriman Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 18501 N 83Rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
7/30/2015 8/9/2015 1200 E. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537
8/4/2015 8/16/2015 4901 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte, CA 91731
8/5/2015 8/17/2015 12540 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA 90680
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 2621 S Market St, Gilbert, AZ 85296
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 1250 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 7475 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38125
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 9498 Gateway Blvd N, El Paso, TX 79924
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 5625 Gosford Road, Bakersfield, CA 93313
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 7757 S Olympia Ave W, Tulsa, OK 74132
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 300 Busch Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32218
8/13/2015 8/30/2015 1850 E. Woodman Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
8/18/2015 8/30/2015 39940 10Th Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551
8/18/2015 8/30/2015 1301 S. Lone Hill Ave.., Glendora, CA 91740
8/19/2015 8/31/2015 2401 No. Rose Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 1459 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85323

Hope to see you again real soon!

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Mary Elizabeth Glosup,
The Jewelry Lady
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July is Here!

 
July’s Birthstone is the Ruby!
 
Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July. So much is said about stones and what they mean I thought I would share a little of this information. Rubies rich color sings of love and passion.
The ruby is a 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This scale is used for classifying minerals based only on hardness determined by the ability of hard minerals to scratch softer stones. The scale includes the following minerals, in order from softest to hardest:


1. talc;
2. gypsum;
3.calcite;
4. fluorite;
5. apatite;
6. orthoclase;
7. quartz;
8. topaz;
9. corundum;
10.diamond.


It is therefore in the Corundum family.
The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond.
The brightest and most valuable “red” called blood-red or “pigeon blood”, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. Cut and carat (weight) are also an important factor in determining the price. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July and is always lighter red or pink than garnet. The world’s most expensive ruby is the Sunrise Ruby.
For you astrological buffs it is associated with the astrological signs of Aries, Scorpio, Leo and Cancer. It is ruled by Mars.
The ruby’s healing properties are said to heal and open the heart . It illuminates the emotional level of life and reveals the divine love at the core of every molecule of creation. Ruby and the red ray it carries restore emotional fluidity by relaxing undesirable patterns and dissolving congestion in the emotional body. Rubies were thought to represent heat and power.
Legends and folklore say the ruby has been called the “king of precious stones” or the “queen of gemstones”. It has been the symbol of devotion and love for centuries.
The history of Ruby mining dates back more than 2,500 years ago.  The most beautiful crystals are thought to be from Burma, but quality Rubies are also found in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States.
 
Everyone have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
Here are our shows through next week.
Start End Location
7/1/2015 7/12/2015 7970 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX 79932
6/25/2015 7/5/2015 5510 Sw. 5Th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73128
7/2/2015 7/12/2015 740 N. Beal Prkwy, Ft.Walton Beach, FL 32547
7/2/2015 7/5/2015 735 Southpark Blvd., Colonial Heights, VA 23834
7/9/2015 7/19/2015 12407 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23602
7/9/2015 7/19/2015 6922 So. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK 74133
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August is here

Victorian Sardonyx Cameo Brooch

Victorian Sardonyx Cameo Brooch

For all you August babies, your birthstone is Peridot and Sardonyx from the onyx family. Sardonyx is from the natural stone category. Here I will speak of mainly peridot, the traditional birthstone. The zodiac sign is Leo.

Peridot is one of my very favorite colors and probably the least favorite birthstone by survey which I just don’t get but being an accessory snob, I just love all the stones. I especially love this stone with amethysts. So funny because peridot is my youngest daughter’s stone and amethyst is my oldest daughter’s stone. I think these two stones together are just glorious. That could be the mom in me and what these two stones represent to me but here I will not judge myself too harshly.

Peridot is a 6.5-7 on the hardness scale for stones. The healing properties are with tissue regeneration and is said to be most useful in healing spiritual diseases and balances the endocrines. Effective with health problems relating to the sinuses, breast, lungs and the lymphatic system. It is also said to enhance prosperity, openness and growth.

 

Large Natural Peridot Stone

With Feng Shui it is said to reduce anxiety, stress and builds confidence.

Peridot is an Arabic word meaning “precious stone” which may be the source of its name. The ancient Egyptians considered it to be a very sacred stone. They acquired the stone from the Red Sea. The stone was often used for religious jewelry and worn for inspiration in the Middle Ages. Many ancient cultures used it for purification and to balance the energy of the physical body.

Peridot is known for symbolizing strength. It was once upon a time thought of the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele, the peridot crystals found in volcanic ash. This stone is also associated with loyalty, truth, love and faithfulness.

For all you August babies have a lovely birthday!

 

Mary Elizabeth,

CEO

 

Maybe Ruby Is A Girl’s Best Friend…?

 

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The birthstone for the month of July is the ruby. This stone is known for tokens of peace and harmony. Its beauty communicates of nobility of character and strength. Wearers are known to attract both good fortune and good friends.

The ruby is also known as the royal stone, a symbol of power, passion and dignity. Physically they are known to improve digestion and blood circulation. Ruby helps heal and open the heart. It illuminates the emotional level of life. It has been called the “king of precious stones” or the “queen of gemstones”.

Rubies are found around the world, the best coming from Thailand, India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Burma and North Carolina in the good old US of A.

Birthstones were chosen back in ancient times and were chosen to be a symbol of the person. With the 12 months 12 zodiac signs were created and thus 12 birthstones. Now rubies are associated with the signs of Aries, Scorpio, Leo and cancer. It is ruled by Mars.

Ruby represents the red corundum. Corundum is a mineral that comes in white, grey, green, red, yellow or brown.

 

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Some interesting facts…..

  • Today rubies are even more valuable and rare than the top colorless diamonds.
  • Rubies are rated on the Mohs’ scale (scale of hardness) at 9 which compares to diamonds at a 10
  • It has been said that the ruby is the most precious of the 12 stones God created when he created all things and this “lord of gems” was placed on Adam’s neck by God’s command. 

 

Ruby Swarovski Necklace

We started out as a silver company and have always been thrilled when we find ruby set in silver.  Now we have beautiful Swarovski Crystal and the Swarovski Ruby, known as Siam (pictured here and also available in gold and with earrings!) and it is stunning!

On a completely different note, Happy 4TH of July to all of you. What a great country we live in. I wish you the happiest, healthiest and most enjoyable day on the 4th. May it be filled with power, passion and dignity like the bearers of the ruby.

The Emerald, May’s Birthstone

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The Emerald, May’s Birthstone

The birthstone for the month of May is emerald. The emerald is known for good fortune, friendship, loyality, faithfulness and the symbol of rebirth and youth. The word emerald comes from Middle English: from Old French e(s)meraud, ultimately via Latin from Greek(s)maragdos, via Prakrit from Semitic (compare with Hebrew bāreqeṯ, from bāraq ‘flash, sparkle’).

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The emerald was originally mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. The availability of high-quality emerald is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly.

The Metaphysical Properties for the emerald are memory, clairvoyance and faith.

The healing properties of the emerald are said to be relating to the eyes, fertility headaches and the spine.

 

The emerald is known for its rich colors and is considered a precious gemstone. This stone played an important role in the Egyptian Culture. The Romans also cherished emerald considering them to help with fertility and rebirth.

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You will find this stone most often in the emerald cut. Emeralds are very strong, 7.5 to 8 ranking on Mohs’ hardness scale. Emeralds are usually oiled or otherwise fracture-filled for better clarity, so great care should be taken to avoid sudden temperature changes, chemical cleaners and ultrasonic cleaners. Emeralds are best cleaned with a soft cloth or cool water and a very soft brush.

 

 

 

Get your Emeralds NOW. That is if your birthday is in May, if not, then what the heck get some anyway…

 

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Mary Elizabeth Glosup

 

 

 

WD-40….Who Knew?

This information has been being passed around. It is pretty cool especially the uses in cleaning jewelry… Enjoy

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Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?

 
WD-40. Who knew? 

I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup.  I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason).  I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news.  He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. 
 
Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off.  It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck.  I’m impressed! WD-40 who knew?  ‘Water Displacement #40’ The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.  WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.  Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water displacement’ compound.  They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.  The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. 
 
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.  When you read the ‘shower door’ part, try it.  It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door..  If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It’s a miracle!  Then try it on your stove top …. Viola!  It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed.
Here are some other uses: 
  
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows.
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. It removes black scuff marks from t he kitchen floor!  Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring.  It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.  Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide..
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22.. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida ‘s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’
38. The favorite use in the state of New York , WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
  Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls.  Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
 
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
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Mary Elizabeth Glosup

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend – Have YOU Ever Lost One?

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Yup, it is said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. However I have found that women prefer amethysts and garnet to the diamond in all my years of selling jewelry. In any case the diamond is the April Birthstone. And here are some interesting facts about diamonds…

  • “Diamond” comes from the Greek word “Adamas” which means “I tame” or “I subdue”. Adamas was used to describe the hardest substance known to man at the time. Adamas became a synonym for diamond.
  • The diamond is the hardest natural substance found on the Earth
  • Diamonds were first discovered in Brazil and India.
  • 80% of diamonds go toward industrial uses, so incredible to me as silver is used as well mostly in industrial use!
  • Diamonds come in several colors, Champagne, Green, Yellow, Blue and Pink. Pink, being the most rare. And of course colorless.

Oh NO!!!

I will never forget losing my first diamond. I have a beautiful setting and my center stone was just over a carat. My ring would just stop people. Which I just gotta say, I loved… I was at the doctors office with my daughter Paige, Paige wasn’t even a year old, and a gal was admiring my ring. Of course, so routine. I was just saying, “I know, isn’t it beautiful!” Well she wasn’t admiring my ring but trying to tell me my diamond was gone! I have to say, I was in complete disbelief and completely bummed! Talk about retracing steps all day long and with a baby, not my idea of fun. Now being that I was the “jewelry lady” I just thought to myself, “Self, I’m putting one big bad a$$ CZ stone in this setting until I can afford another one”.  At the time there was no way we could afford another diamond and did that ever hurt my heart! Well 14 years later I got me another one, or I should say my hubby got me another one and can I just say this one is insured and has been since day one. Oh and can I just say, I love my ring and yes of course my hubby! Until we meet again…

Mary Elizabeth Glosup

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Teardrops and Toggles

Spring is here and so is my new teardrop charm bracelet! Simple and elegant, but loaded with bling, drenched in Swarovski crystal, sassy and chic. (I like it. Can you tell?)

I wanted to create a toggle that was so part of the piece, not looking like an afterthought. This one has Swarovski crusted all around.

Awesome Convention

I just returned from the most awesome convention. The Summit and Salute convention for the WBENC- Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council. owned businesses throughout the country.

There were about 1300 of us at this convention and on Day 2 many of us were able to participate in a “Meet and Greet” session designed for WBENC-Certified business owners to introduce our companies’ products or services to participating Corporate and Government Members.

It was so enjoyable to meet so many women succeeding in business and, more importantly, so many women willing to help one another succeed.

I certainly was very pleasantly surprised. I made so many contacts, I will be busy for weeks! So I better get back to it….

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