Happy New Year from Summit!
Thank you for an amazing holiday season!
Greetings and Happy 2022 from Summit Jewelers! We hope you are staying safe and well in these crazy times. We had a wonderful holiday season and wanted to say THANK YOU for continuing to come to us for all of your jewelry needs. We got to be a part of so many special Christmas gifts, New Years marriage proposals, and fabulous holiday party adornments! We wouldn’t be here without our wonderful, loyal clients and we truly appreciate your choice to work with us for your jewelry needs, large and small.
So what’s new?
We’re kicking off 2022 with continued efforts to produce amazing and unique new creations all the time! Marty continues to set his hand-picked gemstones in a variety of unique settings, some of which are designed completely in-house and cast from hand-carved waxes.
We’re gearing up for Valentine’s day, and booking our post-chocolate binge trips to the dentist.
We’re hoping to put on our annual pet-adoption event in April, but with COVID doing what it does, things are still a little up in the air. Stay tuned for more information, and be sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest!
Have you thought about your Valentine’s Day plans yet? Chocolates are popular, and rightfully so! We happen to prefer jewels. They won’t melt in your hand, and they’re pretty low in calories. We have a lovely selection of heart-shaped jewelry, lots of valentine-toned gems, and plenty of diamonds, of course.
Meet our newest team member!
This is Prancer! He’s about seven months old, and he was a spur-of the moment adoption right before Christmas! He’s got lots of puppy energy and loves everyone he meets. Come into the store and he’ll be sure to say hello!
Let’s talk Birthstones!
We’ve got some star gemstones coming up in the next few months!
January’s birthstone is the lovely multi-hued Garnet. Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones in almost every color.
Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife. In ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents.
They were thought to counter melancholy and act as a heart stimulant. In ancient times, there were some who believed that gazing at a red garnet could lead to passion, anger, and even apoplexy
If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for millennia. Its lilac to deep purple hues can be cut into many shapes and sizes, and it can be manufactured in a lab as well as mined. Amethyst, the February birthstone, can be found in the collections of royal families throughout Europe and Asia. Now it’s within reach of most consumers. Consider buying a stunning amethyst for the king or queen of your heart – or treat yourself to a royal present. If your birthday is in February, then wearing an amethyst can also be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
The name “amethyst” derives from the Greek amethystos, which means “a remedy against drunkenness,” a benefit long ascribed to the purple birthstone. Because of its wine-like color, early Greek mythology associated the gem with Bacchus, the god of wine. Amethyst was also believed to keep the wearer clear headed and quick witted in battle and business affairs. Renaissance Europeans thought it calmed lovers overrun by passion.
Aquamarine and bloodstone, March’s two birthstones, are very different when it comes to appearance, but they share a similar reputation for protecting one’s well-being. The aquamarine birthstone evokes the colors of the sea. From deep green-blue to light, slightly greenish blue hues, faceted aquamarines are often free from inclusions and as clear as water, symbolizing purity of spirit and soul. The bloodstone birthstone is typically a dark-green cabochon that contains red spots of iron oxide, the “blood” that brings health and strength to the wearer.
Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater, and ancient mariners claimed the gem would calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. This March birthstone was also thought to bring happiness in marriage.
Several metaphysical properties have been attributed to bloodstone. They include increasing strength, giving invisibility, and preserving health and youth. In modern times, many believe the bloodstone birthstone to be a lucky charm, as it is prized by athletes and others who want to grow their strength. Even today in India, fine bloodstones may be crushed into a powder and used as an aphrodisiac.
Just a friendly reminder that we’re back to normal store hours!
We hope to see you soon! Cheers!
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