It’s Not Easy Being Green

For our May babies, it’s all about color – color of their birthstone, emerald, that is. The deeper or more green an emerald, the more valuable it is. Emeralds have been mined since as early as 330 BC by the Egyptians who used them in both their jewelry and their burials. Emeralds are found all […]

Don’t forget Mom!

While so many of us celebrate our mom every day, this year the official Mother’s Day is May 9. Did you know that the very first Mother’s Day in the US was celebrated in 1908 and was signed into law by Woodrow Wilson in 1914? Mother’s Day is celebrated in almost 50 countries around the […]

May Market – A Fun Day Out in Historic New Castle

Looking for something fun and family friendly to do in early May? Join us at the May Market in Historic New Castle on Friday, May 7 (12 pm – 5 pm) and Saturday, May 8 (9 am – 4 pm)! From garden plants to house plants, herbs, garden goods and quilts, the May Market is […]

What Do You Know About Time?

Man has been measuring and keeping track of time for thousands of years. From obelisks in ancient Egypt that tracked the movement of the sun to water clocks used in Egypt and China as early as 2000 BC. The first mechanical clocks were invented in Europe in the 14th century and were used until the […]

Diamonds are a Jewelry Lovers Best Friend

Diamonds have nearly always symbolized lasting love and have become synonymous with engagement rings. In fact, the first diamond engagement ring on record was given to Mary of Burgundy in 1477 by Archduke Maximillian of Austria. Historically, diamonds were believed to be lightning made real on Earth and have been associated with healing powers. Diamonds […]

Honor Your Loved One with a Redesign of Their Wedding Band

The loss of a spouse or a parent is one of the most difficult things to experience. They were those closest to you in many ways and it always feels like there wasn’t enough time to share. Determining what to do with wedding bands, the symbol of love and dedication, can take a lot of […]

Hot Item Alert: Bolo Bracelets

Bolo style jewelry is one of the hottest selling items right now. Bolo jewelry was inspired by the bolo tie, a western wear staple featuring a thin, looped cord secured with a decorative clasp. Modern design includes bracelets and necklaces, each with adjustable sliders to make it easy to vary the length of a necklace […]

Entertaining Season has Arrived!

As the long days of winter fade into the warmth of spring, our backyards will blossom into beauty as the grass gets green and our flowering plants show off their brilliant colors. And what better way to enjoy spring and summer than with family and friends over a meal? Whether hosting at your house, in […]

First Day of Spring…Cleaning

As the weather starts to get warmer with the arrival of Spring on March 20, we turn our minds to…cleaning. Yes, Spring Cleaning, the time when we open the windows, dust off our windowsills and clean out all the items that have accumulated during the fall and winter months. As you are sprucing things up […]

Claddagh Rings – Love, Friendship and Loyalty

The Claddagh is an Irish ring representing love, friendship and loyalty. The ring was first produced in the 17th century in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh. The ring’s design has two hands clasping a heart, usually topped by a crown. The heart symbolizes love, the hands symbolize friendship and the crown represents loyalty.   Claddagh […]

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