March Birthstones – Aquamarine and Bloodstone

If you are lucky enough to be born in March you have 2 birthstones, aquamarine and bloodstone. These stones couldn’t be anymore different in appearance but both share a symbolism of preserving or enhancing the health of the wearer. Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to bluey-green. The stone […]

Tips, Tips and more Tips on Cleaning Silver

Good day! Just want to go over one little tip on polishing cloths and a little bit of theory. Many of you already know Sterling Silver tarnishes. It’s the nature of the beast. It’s also kind of a test to prove you actually have real 925 Sterling Silver. Although I do have to say, if […]

January Birthstone – GARNET

Garnet is the traditional birthstone for the month of January. When I first started out selling jewelry many moons ago I was amazed by how popular both the garnet and the amethyst stones were. I found these stones to be more popular than diamonds. Garnets come in many shades and colors ranging from red, yellow, orange, blue, brown, purple […]

October’s Birthstone….OPAL…….and TOURMALINE…..

October’s Birthstone….OPAL…….and TOURMALINE…..   I should have realized early on that I was a jewelry lady. Even though I loved making forts in the woods and got into big trouble one year on Earth Day for taking branches off of trees to make my fort, I was a jewelry girl at heart.   My very […]

Sapphire September Birthstone

Well this lovely month of September gets the Birthstone of Sapphire. Let’s get right down to it. The most sought out color for this stone is the rich blue but sapphire also comes in pink, yellow and green, actually almost all colors except for red which is classified as Ruby.   This stone stands for […]

PERIDOT – August Birthstone

August birthstone   The August Birthstone is Peridot, which is one of my very favorites, maybe because one of my daughters was born in August but also because I just love green.   I remember early on selling jewelry in the 80’s and how women would practically cry how they hated their birthstone. At the […]

How to Clean Silver Jewelry Using Toothpaste

I have used this method before in the past and I found this presentation just perfect!   Check out How to Clean Silver Jewelry Using Toothpaste by Shayne on Snapguide.   Enjoy, Mary Elizabeth Glosup “The Jewelry Lady” For more tips on sterling silver visit our website at… CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE  


Ruby birthstone     Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.   Symbolic of […]

June Birthstones

June is one of only two months that have three birthstones associated with it, giving the lucky people born in June a choice of gemstones between pearl, alexandrite and moonstone.                  June’s birthstones range from creamy-colored Opalescent Pearl and Moonstone to the rare color-changing Alexandrite—one of the most valuable […]

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 […]

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