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Special Gifts Decrease The Season’s Stress

Special Gifts Decrease The Season’s Stress

When the materialism of our culture and the madness of Christmas gift giving threatens to overwhelm us, Christians wonder how to make Christ’s birth the true gift and joy of the season. Endless hours of shopping and wrapping followed by masses of gifts—much more than we need—might cause us to wonder Read More

November 30, 2011 | By | Reply More
December Birthstones: The Blue Topaz

December Birthstones: The Blue Topaz

When it comes to birthstones, no other month is quite like December. The twelfth month boasts no less than four official birthstones! Stay with us this month as we profile each of December’s dazzling stones and suggest some of our favorite items to help you celebrate those special December birthdays. Read More

November 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
This Christmas, A Personal Gift

This Christmas, A Personal Gift

The Black Friday dust is settling—did you find what you were looking for this year? Or perhaps you decided to forego the madness in favor of a different kind of present for the person you love. Christmas is a special holiday and many of us are inclined to give gifts in celebration and remembrance of Read More

November 26, 2011 | By | Reply More
Giving Thanks, Showing Gratitude

Giving Thanks, Showing Gratitude

While Thanksgiving isn’t traditionally a gift-giving holiday, many have chosen to take advantage of the day to recognize people they are grateful for. A special, unexpected token of appreciation on Thanksgiving also helps alleviate some of the present-packed craziness of Christmas. Thanksgiving, with Read More

November 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
Celebrating Veteran’s Day: U.S. Army & U.S. Navy Crosses

Celebrating Veteran’s Day: U.S. Army & U.S. Navy Crosses

November 11, the day we know as Veteran’s Day, marks the day in World War I when fighting ceased. Seven months later the Treaty of Versailles formally ended the global conflict. The following year, in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 a national holiday and a day to honor veterans, Read More

November 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
November Birthstone–Citrine

November Birthstone–Citrine

Citrine? “What’s that?” You say. Isn’t November’s birthstone the topaz? Though people often referred to this yellow gemstone as the yellow or gold topaz, its proper name is citrine. Topaz is a misnomer—the citrine stone is actually a member of the quartz family and gets its sunshine hue from Read More

November 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Sign For Eternity: The Infinity Symbol Wedding Band

A Sign For Eternity: The Infinity Symbol Wedding Band

The concept of infinity refers to an entity which is “without bound or end.” The twisting ribbon design, introduced in 1655 is also known as the lamniscate, derived from the Latin word for ‘ribbon’. Could there be a more appropriate symbol for a marriage? Is there a better sign to signify a love Read More

October 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
October 31 Is…Reformation Day!

October 31 Is…Reformation Day!

When we think of October 31, Halloween is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, October 31 is a day in the Christian calendar that should not be fully eclipsed by costumes and candy. October 31, 1517 is the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Read More

October 26, 2011 | By | Reply More
“Engagement Month” Is Coming—Are You Ready?

“Engagement Month” Is Coming—Are You Ready?

Tradition holds that December is the most popular month for popping the question. Gentlemen, that’s a mere six weeks away. You know you’ve found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with. You know she is the one God created you to love and serve. But now here’s the big question: do Read More

October 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
New Product Focus: Pearl Openwork Bezel Sterling Silver Ring

New Product Focus: Pearl Openwork Bezel Sterling Silver Ring

As temperatures start to dip and the woolier clothes move to the front of the closet, jewelry styles change too. Rather than the bright gemstones and shiny silver so popular during the summer months, wintertime jewelry features deep colors, whites, and antiqued metals, pairing perfectly with the charcoals, Read More

October 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
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