Jewelry Item of the Week: Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

This Week’s Item: Sterling Silver Amethyst, Garnet and Citrine Cuff Bracelet

Amethyst, Citrine and Garnet Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Amethyst, Citrine and Garnet Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

This week’s jewelry item is a sterling silver cuff bracelet featuring amethyst, garnet and citrine cabochon cut gemstones.   As you will notice this bracelet does not have any of our usual inlay work, just the 3 different cabochon gemstones.  The center stone is an oval 3.8ct. Mozambique garnet cabochon flanked by 4 round glowing yellow citrine cabochons totaling 2.8cts.  The outside edges are adorned by 8 purple amethyst cabochons totaling 1.68cts.  The silver has been oxidized to provide more contrast between the highly polished areas and the darkened recesses in the design detail.  The oxidized silver also gives the bracelet a nice soft antique look.  Many other colored stone choices could be set in this bracelet.  Special orders are welcome!

Here is a little information about the gemstones in this bracelet.  Mozambique garnets are known for their high quality and warm, red colors. Mozambique garnet is a mixture of pyrope and almandine garnet, similar in color to rhodolite garnet, but slightly more red, and darker.  Garnets are often worn to relieve inflammations of the skin and its powers include healing, strength, and protection.  It is also believed to regulate the heart and blood flow and aid in curing depression.

Citrine is a variety of quartz ranging in color from yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown and reddish-brown.  Citrine is often found in association with amethyst, but it is much rarer than its purple cousin.  Citrine is warming, energizing and imparts a flexibility and openness to new experiences.  It has the power to impart joy to all who behold it and instills a positive attitude.  Gloom and negativity do not exist around the citrine.  Citrine supports generosity, helps you hold onto your wealth and draws all the good things in life to you.

Amethyst boasts the color of royalty, a rich violet-purple and is the most highly prized variety of quartz.  Amethyst is cleansing, both physically and psychologically.  It helps promote internal balance, harmony and stability.  Amethyst also helps sharpen the conscious mind and enhances one’s mental powers.  It is used to improve memory and keeps thoughts in line with life goals.  Amethyst is the stone of pure, true, emotional love.

Special care should be taken when cleaning the stones in this bracelet.  Do not put the bracelet in an ultrasonic cleaner or use a steamer to clean it.  Simply brush the stones with an old toothbrush and a mild soap to remove any dirt or lotions.  Avoid harsh chemicals as well as prolonged exposure to water.  It is very important for citrine and amethyst not to be left in the sun, or to be in situations, where they will be exposed to prolonged sunlight or heat.  Because of sensitivity to heat, the stone?s color could change and fade into a lighter color.  Store the bracelet in a box or soft pouch when not wearing it to avoid being scratched by other items.

We are currently offering this spectacular bracelet at 10% off the regular price of $750.  The special price of $675 is good through Monday September 5, 2011.

Go to our website to view more photos or for purchasing information at http://www.shop.hilemansilverjewelry.com/Silver-bracelet-with-amethyst-garnet-and-citrine-cabochons-swirlcuffSSGarnCitAmeth.htm.  You don’t need a coupon code, the price will be adjusted in the shopping cart.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or customization requests.

Thank you!

Mark and John

www.HilemanSilverJewelry

www.TheHilemanCollection.com

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Jewelry Item of the Week: Australian Opal and Sugilite Pendant

This Week’s Item:  Australian Opal and Sugilite Inlay Pendant

Australian opal and sugilite sterling silver inlay pendant
Australian opal and sugilite sterling silver inlay pendant

This week’s item is a large sterling silver pendant inlaid with Australian opal and purple sugilite.   The top piece of inlaid Australian opal fires blues and greens and the other pieces of opal fire red, green, blue orange and yellow.  The sugilite is a deep purple and is very high quality with an excellent polish.  The lower areas of the silver have been oxidized black to accentuate the highly polished details.  The pendant measures 34mm wide and is 63mm long including the hinged bale.  The bale will accomodate most chains and smaller diameter beads.  The pendant is stamped sterling and hand signed “MMH” on the reverse by Mark McBride Hileman.  This style pendant is also available by special order in other inlay colors and without the silver oxidized.    This beautiful piece is currently available at our Etsy shop.  Please go to  http://www.etsy.com/listing/28587677/large-sterling-silver-pendant-inlaid  for more information or to purchase this piece.

Don’t forget to enter the coupon code to get your 10% off discount at check out.

10% off coupon code:  WEEKLYSALE081511

Visit our websites to see all of our handmade jewelry designs in 14k gold and sterling silver.  Keep in mind that if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, we do custom jewelry work as well.

www.TheHilemanCollection.com

www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com

Thank you!

John and Mark Hileman