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The Process of Removing Gemstones From Settings

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Sometimes, it takes a combination of something old and something new to get the perfect ring. In some cases, people love a gemstone that is set in an old ring but want to update the ring itself. This may be triggered by a personal preference for a certain type of metal or the positioning of the stone in the old setting.

This is a process that is best left to professional jewelers. They have studied gemstones and know how to remove them without damaging them or changing their appearance. Some jewelers provide this service for free to those who have continually done business with them. Others may charge about $10 per stone. It is important to get prices before leaving the stone with a selected jeweler. No matter what they charge, they will likely ask to see the stone first to determine what must be done to remove it from its setting.

ring drawingMost jewelers use a process that allows them to melt the metal around the gemstone using a chemical. Then they carefully remove the gemstone from the chemical solution. They have to clean the gemstones after this process to make them safe for other uses. They do not discard the solution that contains the metal. Instead, they use another chemical to remove the fine metals from the first solution. Then they melt the metals into bars and measure the purity of the bars.

Although many people try to do this process at home themselves by pending the gemstone prongs and removing the stone, it is not recommended. This do-it-yourself technique does not preserve the stone. It defeats the purpose of removing the stone in the first place.

 

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Free Simulated Diamond Earrings for my Readers

Hi all I would like to extend to you all a special offer of Free Simulated Diamond Earrings! Yes free from my wonderful friends at http://darcustori.com! The Cubic Zirconia Earrings are in a set (one for each ear, just in case their was any doubt) they are 6mm in size (that translates out to .2 inches, so almost a quarter inch wide), the posts are made of Sterling Silver.

darcus tori logoWhat is the catch?

CZ earrings free side viewYou pay shipping and handling, don’t fear they have a calculator there for the cost, for one pair the shipping and handling charge for me will be $5.95 and I can add on optional insurance to the order for an additional $1.10.

And there is a limit of 3 orders per household, I may try to squeeze out enough from the debit card (and hubby) to order 3, that would only run me $13.85 and the insurance (if I chose to do it) would run me an additional $1.10 (again). 🙂

CZ earrings free front viewNot bad have a few little gifts to sock away for birthdays, holidays and special occasions. You may know by now that I like to keep a special box with gift items stashed away in it for such times as I need a little extra gift for someone. Well, why don’t you start a gift box too? I learned this habit from my Mother, when I was younger she had a box of gifts stored up in the attic for gift giving and for when us kids were invited to birthday parties. It was such a great idea, that I started doing the same myself and I continue on today. Hey I gave a cute little blinged out character key chain that I to a neighbor who invited us over to her house for an Easter Sunday Party this year, it was nice to have a hostess gift all ready in my house waiting for the prefect time for gifting. So why not go over and pick up not just one, but all three Simulated Diamond Earrings so you can start up or add to your gift box.

Now here are the details:

Take 100% Off DarcusTori’s Flawless Diamond Stud Earrings
Use coupon Code 0704.
Limit 3 per order please.
Follow this link to the earring page.

 

This page is not sponsored nor have I received anything to review or for free to post this and I am not an affiliate with this company. This is just another deal that I could not keep all to myself and simply felt I had to share with you all.

Nails for a Friend – Wordless Wednesday

These are some Nails for a friend, she mentioned on twitter navy blue nails for Mother of the (was it bride or groom?). lol I promised I would show her samples of my idea for her nails… well I am sure I wasn’t on time with all the problems we’ve had here, but I still wanted to post the nails. I bought all the supplies for these nails at Sally Beauty, the blue is from “Finger paints” and it’s called “Margritte’s Masterpiece” #806086. The silver stripes & rhinestones also can be found at Sally Beauty.

left hand blue silver crab appleleft hand blue silver closeup right hand blue silver crab apple right hand blue silver closeupSo sorry this is late my friend (you know who you are!)   🙂

Shared Positivity Review And Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Alexa's Angels inspired designsI was so very fortunate to have been asked to review a set of 3 bracelets. What is so special about these bracelets? They bring with them a message of positivity and sharing that positivity as well. I am a firm believer in trying to let myself find the positive in so many situations, and passing on that feeling… whether it be smiling at a stranger, laughing with a friend and trying to bring hope to them when they are feeling down or hopeless.

 

What an appropriate name for the company that is spreading the message of positivity, “Alexa’s Angels”

positivity bracelet closed tissue paper in box pink

I received my box from Alexa’s Angels in no time at all and instantly as I opened up the box, I found myself so impressed with the presentation of the bracelets. Inside the plain cardboard box I found myself staring at (and trying not to rip) a beautifully wrapped gift like presentation, as I saw the pink tissue paper closed with a golden “Alexa’s Angels inspired designs” sticker. Beneath the sticker was a lovely message that stated:

 

“We are all angels with only one wing – we can fly only embracing each other”

 

Sweet huh? Yes, I thought you’d like that after all, you my beautiful followers, tend to be so much like me and you find yourself touched by lovely quotes and loving messages, like this. 🙂

Alexa's Angels Box with positivity bracelet enclosed

Once I opened the tissue paper I was greeted by lovely pink paper “grass” and a lovely little box that contained the beautiful set of 3 elegantly simple bracelets in a shear golden bag. The message on the bracelet is simply the words positivity (spelled “posi+ivi+y”). I love all the plus signs used instead of the “t’s” in the word… I thought the word was so creatively thought out and is spelled out on the silver toned metal area of these bracelets. The band is much like a “tie back” for the hair, like I keep saying elegantly simple and simply elegant… that is my reaction to these bracelets. And the first person I shared this with was my mother, and she too agreed with me, she simply loves wearing her bracelet! The third bracelet I plan to mail off to a friend that in a support group that my friend Joan and I started (Women Supporting Women) had mentioned her message about positivity. How wonderful for that old friend to mention living life with positive thought and her timing was perfect, I knew then that I would sending her a bracelet too! 🙂

Mariahs Wrist Positivity bracelet

 

Different Colors of Positivity Bracelets

Alexa’s Angels has a nice selection of different colored bracelets from the black bracelets, like my Mother and I are wearing, to light pink and 6 vivid colors. They also have some school/team two-toned colors as well. As Alexa’s Angels says:

 

“They are a great way to build team spirit and support a good cause.”

“See them all at http://alexas-angels.com/product-category/collection/positivity/?orderby=price

 

Oh and I almost forgot, the reverse side of the bracelet has a wonderful link on it, if you follow the link: http://www.shareyourpositivity.org, you will find a website where you can read or publicly share inspirational stories, photos, and quotes.

Speaking of positivity, and inspirational stories… I will share something I find inspirational with you.

My Mother loves the message as well as I do (and you wondered where I got my positive attitude to life, with all the health complications and chronic pain I go through… now you know, I got it from my Mother! Lol). As many of you may recall, my Mother went into surgery about a year ago and suddenly during surgery they lost the nerve connections to the legs and my Mother has become a paraplegic. Throughout all my Mother has been through, I’ve found her strength to be very inspirational and surprisingly she’s remained so positive. Even as my Mother is currently dealing with 3 infections, and some sores, taking 5 antibiotics, she is amazing as she takes all of the news in stride and that woman’s strength as she remains positive, is just inspirational to me. The most amazing part is that she is so positive even though life has slowed this once very active woman down and is now basically bed ridden. My Mother is truly an inspiration to me and I hope that I can continue to be a positive person despite all that my illnesses may bring my way and that I may have the strength that my Mother shows.

Attitude is a choice message
The message that is enclosed in the Posi+ivi+y Bracelet Card.

 

I cannot close this off without mentioning how amazing my Father is too, all the things he’s taken upon himself and still he too remains positive through it all. I am truly lucky, I have two very inspirational parents that have taught me to look at life from a positive perspective and I hope that I can help be an inspiration to others, like they have been for me.

Set of 3 positivity braceletsYou, my beautiful friends/readers, may win a set of 3 of these little lovelies for yourself and some people that inspire you or wish to inspire to be positive too! This is a speedy giveaway here my friends, so enter now…

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Led Lit Cord for Charging Devices – Sharing

Edit 8/6/13: Sorry, I logged in to order one of these cord today and found out that the LED lit Cord has sold out. To see other specials, Daily Deals, Today’s Event Sales and Top Sellers CLICK HERE
Led Lit Cord for charging devices, too cool @ $5.99 each.

So I stumbled upon this product yesterday and as I brought up my browser this morning, I saw this again and had to make another Wordless Wednesday Post with Picture and mention that you must see the video on their page too.

I thought this was so cool that I think of it as bling for your devices. The LED lights don’t hold still either, they move… but I will let the page tell you more about it.

Okay so this now shall be wordless… oh wait, this would make a fun gift for a Geek like me (or is it that I am such a child?). Either way… hint hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

Don’t forget to check out the video!

Okay going into wordless mode now. lol

picture of the lit LED cord and the different choices of plugs for your devices
Led light on cord charger for many devices, like you iPhone, iPad and smart phones, tablets etc.

LED Electro-Luminescent Smart Charge and Sync Cable For All iPhones, iPads, iPods and Micro-USB Devices – MUST WATCH VIDEO (links taken out on 8/6/2013 due to this item being sold out at this time)