Our Shreve, Crump & Low Pre-Holiday Customer Appreciate Sale occurs annually from November 10th through November 24th. It is a fantastic opportunity we extend to all Shreve, Crump & Low customers to receive a competitive pricing of 20-30% off on our incredible selection of fine jewelry, watches and gifts. Please visit any one of our three locations today to take advantage of this event now!
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Years ago, pearls were considered a piece of jewelry adored by all, and not much has changed today. In fact, in England the 16th Century is known as the Pearl Age. Of all the various gemstones, pearls are rare in that they are the only gems to come from living sea creatures. Additionally, they do not require any polishing or faceting of any sort to reveal the natural beauty of the pearl! Culturing saltwater pearls began as early as the 1900s and by the 1920s the natural pearl market was nearly diminished.
Centuries ago a Roman historian by the name of Pliny stated that this particular gemstone’s appearance had the capabilities to alter with the various phases of the moon. This belief was upheld until almost the seventeenth century. A moonstone portrays a play on light, known as adularescence. and often times the image of a star or even a cat’s eye. In India, moonstone‘s are a very sacred gem that is meant to bring good fortune to those who posses it.
Named after Czar Alexander II of imperial Russia, Alexandrite is an very rare chrysoberyl that often times changes color. Chrysoberyl’s are a translucent yellowish-green which is the base of an Alexandrite. In the daylight and a fluorescent light, that is what you will see but when incandescent light is used, a purplish red hue appears. This gemstone is so rare that some jewelers stock synthetic versions, but that is not the case at Shreve, Crump & Low. Below we have a beautiful pair of Alexandrite earrings found exclusively at Shreve, Crump & Low.
Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age. Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market. – See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/june-birthstones#sthash.rNpvhih1.dpuf
For those who may not know, it’s one of our favorite days of the year! While everyday for Shreve, Crump & Low is about celebrating jewels, March 13, is the day we can celebrate our passion nationwide – Happy National Jewel Day!
This day celebrates gems and diamonds of all shapes, sizes, cuts and colors! It is no secret that people have been wearing jewelry for centuries, whether the pieces were made of stones and bones, worn to protect against potential dangers to oneself, decorations or symbols of status. Everyday is a great day to wear your very best, but this was made to celebrate the love of jewels!
Visit our Boston Flagship Store at 39 Newbury Street next Friday & Saturday, November 8th & 9th, for Pomellato’s exclusive trunk show. Enjoy a glass of champagne and peruse Pomellato’s entire collection of gold and precious gemstones jewelry. Pomellato designs young and stylish jewelry perfect for creating that unique look sure to be hit at any holiday party this season. Discover their entire collection only at Shreve, Crump & Low next weekend. Click here to browse Pomellato’s website before your visit.
Happy Birthday to all of our followers born in October!
Opals are truly an amazing gemstone. The origin of the word “opal” is actually Greek meaning “to see a change”, of course, referring to color. Opals come in a variety of colors, ranging from the most “common” milky white to black, with flashes of every color such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue shining through. Impurities in the stone also play a factor in the color of the opal.
The milky color is caused by tiny gas bubbles still inside the stone. Red and yellow opals are the result of an absence of iron oxides. Black opals, known to be very rare, receive their unique color from magnesium oxides and organic carbon within the stone. These magnificent black opals often flash hints of red, green and blue color as well.
The beauty of an opal is derived from the vast contrast between its color play and its background. Non-crystalline silica gel seeps into the tiny crevices in the sedimentary strata in volcanic ash rock. As time passes, nature takes it course heating and molding the stone along the way creating a gel that hardens to become the precious opals that we all know and love. The appearance of a finished opal can change with differences in heat and pressure, because these climate changes affect the amount of water within the stone helping determine the final product.
At Shreve, Crump & Low we are celebrating the month of July with its birthstone, Ruby. This gemstone has been treasured by royalty, held significance in religion, and is widely known to be a very rare and valuable Gemstone.
At points in history the ruby had achieved a value more than 7 times that of diamond. The most valuable and highest quality material tends to originate from India and Burma. Ruby is the next hardest gemstone to diamond, thus making it extremely durable. Shreve, Crump & Low is known to carry some of the finest ruby jewelry available in the United States.