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The Star-Spangled Faye’s Diamond Mine team is once again the crowd’s #1 choice in the Clinton area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cookoff. Thanks to everyone who showed up at our beautiful historic downtown for a fun (and delicious!) community event. We think Faye is the perfect fill-in for Lady Liberty, don’t you agree?
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Faye’s Diamond Mine has only ONE big sale a year, and this is it! 2 weeks only! Prices reduced by as much as 50% storewide on jewelry items from Diamonds & Bridal to Giftware & Watches. Over 1,000 items already under $500, with Layaway & 0% Financing available.
Stop by Mon-Sat, next to Cash Savers, or visit the online showcases at www.fayesdiamondmine.com.
Did you know…
Opals have been attributed with many magical powers. Over the ages it was believed they could grant you invisibility, ease the pain of childbirth, and even keep blonde hair from turning gray.
Tourmalines come in the widest color range of any gemstone.
95% of opals come from Australia.
Opals are fragile gems, composed mostly of silica and water.
Tourmalines are piezo-electric (pronounced “pie-ee-zoh”) meaning they carry an electric charge when pressurized.
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Opals are strongly associated with heirloom jewelry because of their huge popularity in the 19th century. The most widely seen are the white, black (actually vivid blue), and fire opals. In jewelry, they may be polished gems or cross-sections that are covered by a clear cap. These opals are known as doublets or triplets. Folklore says that lightning flashes are crystallized inside the stones, and the finest opals will display fiery flashes of vivid color.
Tourmalines come from South America in regions famous for the finest emeralds and topaz. Many fine examples come from a small deposit in Maine, where they are locally cut & set by artisans. Pink tourmaline is most popular as the faceted birthstone for October, but the huge color range makes an almost limitless choice. They are greatly prized for vivid shades of green, blue, and teal. The crystals sometimes form in long rods, often multi-colored, with striking results such as the so-called “watermelon” variety.
If you have tourmaline or opal jewelry, it needs to be cleaned gently – gentle soap and water will do. Opals are especially sensitive and should be protected from impact, chemicals, and extreme temperatures. Tourmalines are more durable but should not be subjected to ultrasonic cleaning. They are often a popular choice for engagement rings because of their stunning color array, but may be prone to scratching or chipping over time, so consider opting for a bezel or halo setting that gives added protection.
Faye’s offers custom design with the gemstone of your choice! We have access to precious gems from all over the world, in all colors, shapes, and sizes. We’re experts at jewelry building; just tell us what setting you would like, and we’ll find it or make it!
We enjoyed sharing our recent custom design center event with a great group of special guests!
Our talented master jeweler & bench craftsman Mark Lutz joined our gals answering lots of questions ranging from simple jewelry repair & maintenance, to creative brainstorming on beautiful & unique designs, plus a “behind-the-scenes” look at the making of some of our award-winning creations. Some amazing jewelry renovations walked away with some extra special sparkle!
Want to embark on your own custom design journey? Our expert team is available to help you get started! Use our fast, easy questionnaire to begin or call us for an appointment at 501-745-8434.
We are honored to announce that a one-of-a-kind jewelry design from Faye’s has just received the Arkansas Jewelers Association’s 2016 Craftsmanship Award at the state convention in Little Rock on Saturday, Aug. 6!
The award-winner, a mother-of-pearl cross set with a round brilliant diamond in a gold bezel, and hand-finished yellow gold flames, was designed by Faye Rodgers and intricately fashioned by our very own master jeweler, Mark Lutz. We are very proud of his outstanding work and the talent he brings to our store in the fields of jewelry craftsmanship, design & repair.
Behind the Scenes: Start to Finish
From design sketch to jeweler’s bench to finished masterpiece
Don’t forget – this month (Thurs. Aug. 25) we’re having a special in-store event to introduce our new custom design center! Meet the award-winning designers on our staff and chat about jewelry design, the art & science of bench work, and creative ways of re-purposing your jewelry into something new and unique!
Call us at 501-745-8434 about repairing or restyling jewelry of your own or Check out our quick design questionnaire here!