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Voyagers Jewelry Tip of the Month

Green is the color most found in nature and is considered a calming color for today’s hectic schedules. Emerald, the birthstone for May, is a beautiful, luminous gemstone of medium to deep green .

 

          emerald and diamond ring

Emerald has one of the longest histories for gemstones and the first known mines were in southern Egypt from before 330BC. Today most Emerald’s are mined in Columbia, Brazil and Zambia.

The folklore for Emeralds has long history itself, Egyptians felt it stood for fertility, in the 18th century it was said to be used as an antidote for poisons…today, it stands for love, good fortune and youth.

In contrast to some other gemstones, Emeralds are usually full of inclusions.  These inclusions are generally considered a negative characteristic for other gemstones; however, in an Emerald, they are part of its character and let you know it is genuine compared to synthetics and imitations.

 click here to learn about chatham (laboratory grown) gemstones.

(for a full list of birthstones by month click here)

   
D
on't forget your special someone
~Mother's Day is May 11th...

Whether you like the warm elegance of Yellow Gold
prefer the cool allure of White Gold or Platinum
 combine them both with a bi-color jewelry design... 

Traditional or Contemporary...
Dramatic or Understated.....

Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Remount and Redesign 
- Unique and Custom creations are Voyagers specialty -  
unlike most jewelers, we do all work in house and are able to work with existing pieces to  make them "new" again from a good cleaning and polishing  to adding stones or reusing a part of the old design to create a new piece. This ability to create brand new from scratch, innovative designs, to reusing and redesigning existing pieces allows Voyagers to be your personal and full service jewelers.  We do free estimates for any design.

         

As always, we recommend that you regularly have your jewelry checked & inspected.   We can do that while you wait ... as well as keep your jewelry sparkling & clean.....
After cleaning, we will check for any missing stones;  inspect each stone for tightness; and  look for chips, nicks and breakage.
Prongs, shanks and mountings will be inspected for wear and cracks.
If repairs are needed, we will make suggestions and discuss possible options with you.

Click here for more information on having your jewelry repaired.

Click here for more information on having jewelry designed

Chatham link

Genuine Chatham lab created emeralds are real emeralds. They are not fakes, faux or imitation gemstones. The natural processes of nature were recreated in the Chatham Research Labs in order to create these synthetic emeralds. These Chatham emeralds have the same optical and chemical properties of the natural gems and they are composed of the same natural elements. All emeralds have telltale inclusions locked in each stone. Only the trained eye of a gemologist can distinguish the subtle variations between a Chatham Created Emerald and one grown naturally in the earth.

 

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