If you want to start the New Year right with this special quartz or other gems such as Moissanite, then consider Joseph Schubach Custom Jewelry, where you co-create the jewelry of your dreams with us.
Definitions of Citrine:like a citron or lemon; of a lemon color; greenish yellow.But the elegant, energetic quartz Citrine comes in a variety of colors, ranging from pale yellow to brown to orange to reddish brown. Natural citrine (one of the most rare of of the quartz family) is a pale champagne yellow or orange.Citrine is reputed to be one of the most powerful of the quartz family as well. It is often called the "Kundalini quartz" because of its ability to fully activate and spiral all of the energy between your chakras.It is also one of the few minerals on the planet that transmutes rather than absorbs negative energies as well as being considered an "emotional balancer."And if that isn't enough, it also is rumored to help the heart, kidney, digestive tract, liver and muscle, promote creativity and eliminate self-destructive behavior.
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Joseph Schubach Jewelers – Custom Designed Bobby Pin
The humble bobby pin was invented in 1922 as a way to keep the latest “bob” hairstyles in check. The bob haircut was popularized in the 20’s with silent screen stars like Colleen Moore (below.)
And while the bobby pins of yesteryear were a remarkable bargain…
Joseph Schubach Jewelers has upped the ante a little and created this dazzling blinged out bobby pin made from sterling silver with a genuine turquoise, diamond and 14kt white gold trim. (It’s a little more than a dime but well worth it.)
This remarkable one-of-a-kin bejeweled bobby pin will be the centerpiece of any hairdo, adding a sense of grace and finesse.
And in a pinch, you could pick a lock with it.
…. on the other hand, you may just want to call a locksmith.
My husband gave me a pink saphire ring when I gave birth to my daughter. It
is the most treasured piece of jewerly I own- it symbolozies mw becoming a
woman and also the birth of my my first baby
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been a huge fan of the Pink
Panther. Peter Sellers was so fantastic in that movie. He made me laugh
so hard. I watched every Pink Panther movie that came out. But, even
better then his performance was the magnificent Pink Panther. Not the
cartoon character, the diamond. Oh how I dreamt that one day I would
marry someone as rich as Richard Burton and he would buy me a big pink
In 2006 the new version of the Pink Panther with Steve Martin came out.
I am a huge fan of Steve Martin. Not only is "Roxanne" one of my
favorite movies but I also have read his books. I was so excited to go
see the movie and my husband and I talked about both versions after we
watched the new one. I told him about my dreams of having a big pink
diamond. So, last Christmas, even though money was tight, my husband
bought me a 3 carat pear cut pink sapphire. Even though it was not a
diamond, it was gorgeous!
I couldn't believe that he remembered my childhood dream. Now I have my
very own pink panther. And he is way better than Richard Burton!
seems that our good friend and colleague Todd Cislo over at Climate
has some connections with the Obama Inauguration Celebration.
asked Todd if he would be our Jewelry Correspondent for the
festivities while hobnobbing with celebrities and dignitaries. We're
hoping he'll find some moissanite
in the crowd to report on. If not we're sure he'll find plenty of
other interesting pieces.
Cislo at Climate Pearl, Jewelry Man about Town
Cislo, basking in the radiant beauty of Ashley Judd and her rare South sea cultured pearl necklace
first dazzling star Todd came across was the luminous Ashley Judd
with a stunning set of rare and distinguished South Sea cultured
pearls grazing her neck.
Sea pearls have a longstanding history of being the hotshot
pearl – large, rare, expensive and deeply lustrous, changing color
and luminescence according to the existing light. Full strands of
matched pearls are even more difficult to find, falling comfortably
in the $100,000 to $300,000 range (with the
perfection in size of these pearls, we’re guessing this
necklace falls in the higher range!)
kind of pearl comes from the largest and rarest oysters in the world,
the Pinctada maxima, found only in the stretches of ocean in the
South Seas, hence its name. The sensitivity of
this oyster makes the cultivation of these pearls considerably more
difficult and the pearl itself, more expensive than any other.
made a smart fashion choice with this timeless piece, complimenting
the radiant quality of her ivory skin as well as showcasing her
upbeat satiny dress.
and pearls – a classic look on a classic beauty on a special day.
that would have complimented Ashley’s Inauguration Day look.
mom was not the type of woman to own makeup or jewelry, but she did
have a few items my dad had given her in a small jewelry box in her
bedroom. Whenever her and my dad would go out when I was a child I
would sneak into her bedroom and try on this one ring she had, just a
small gold band with a tiny amethyst and a chip of a diamond. She
passed away after battling breast cancer for 7 years when I was 13.
That day I went into her room and put on her amethyst
ring and I’ve worn it every day since (I’m 27 now). It’s pretty banged
up from catching it on doors and I’ve since chipped the stone, but it’s
still a piece of me and I wouldn’t give it up even if I was being
robbed. I wrote this poem about the ring back in college in a creative
writing class and would like to share it with your readers….
Tiptoe into her room
A magnificent box
towers over you.
Open the glass door.
Rubies, opals, diamonds
and one small amethyst.
Put it on
around the room
Be like your mother
so grown up.
With a ring like that you can do anything.
Put it back
so no one knows
you’ve been there.
Wait till you’re older
they will all say.
You’re older now
but are you old enough
to take care of a family
clean your house
cook your meals?
Well you have to be
because your mother,
she’s gone now.
ate her alive.
Go ahead, scream
through piercing silence
that it is not true.
Shatter that glass on the floor.
It will not change the truth.
You are alone now.
Tiptoe into her room again.
Open the glass door
to the magnificent box
that no longer
towers over you.
take out the amethyst.
Put it on.
Can you still do anything
with a ring like that?
you are no longer small.
Now you are grown up.
You have to be.
When I was six years old and
starting first grade, my parents gave me a Mickey Mouse watch. I loved
it, wore it for years, then never saw it again.When my late mother passed away in 1985, we were closing her apartment, and I found my Mickey Mouse watch in her jewelry box!I am now 70 years old, and I still have my Mickey Mouse watch…and it still runs!Mrs. Audrey Larson
My husband and I have been together for 18 years now, and I have quite a
collection of great jewelry. Even a special piece Joseph Schubach and I designed
together, and now is being sold on the web site. That would be item # 6656M, a
beautiful piece. My point is, that after all these years, and all this jewelry,
one day I mentioned to my husband that he had never actually given me a ring
himself. One that he had solely picked alone. I said this to him after he
jokingly gave me a twist tie ring, ( one of those things from a loaf of bread)
and I kept it. He asked me why I was keeping such a stupid thing as that. And
that's when I told him it was the only ring he had ever given me himself, and it
meant more to me than all the others, because it came from him alone. At first
he didn't get it, but then he must have felt kinda guilty, because this
Christmas I received a ring that he picked out all by himself, a beautiful one
at that! So no matter how many I already have, this one has some sentimental
value. The rest are just baubles, as he calls them. Beautiful baubles, I call
them!!! But it took him 18 years to pick out a ring for me, and it may be
a small one compared to some others, but it's a start. He did good! And I still
have the twist tie one too. Thank you, Jenette
heard the song by George Straight, “Check Yes or No?” Well this evening as I was sitting in church,
the same pew I’ve sat in since I started coming a few months ago, I noticed a
young lady who’d caught my eye on more than one occasion. As the service progressed I continued to
periodically glance her way. Soon it
turned into making a fake stretch or just merely glancing her way. I couldn’t help myself but be drawn by her attractiveness. Well, I was so fed up with myself and this
childish play that I had to do something about it. Thank goodness for the back of church
bulletins. In my note to her I
introduced myself as a likeable fellow who had goals and dreams, failures and
faults, just like everyone else does. As
I finished the note I realized I needed her number so maybe, just maybe, if she
called me, we would hit it off. So, on
the bottom of the note I so childishly wrote, “Would you want to be my friend?
Check yes or no” and left her with my number.
later I found myself looking to buy us a house and trying to afford a ring for
our engagement. We’ve all heard third
times a charm and it’s been proven in my life because this is actually the 3rd
marriage for both me and my beautiful fiancé.
But what makes this one so different and so unique is not the note but
the ring. Since being engaged and not living
together the nights are difficult and lonely for my fiancé. So with me absent she needed something to cling
to…this ring. You see, her past
marriages have been straight from a horror film. The torment and abused her and her two boys
faced was more than most could bear in their entire life. But Jennifer is strong. She is a survivor and her faith in God has
brought her thru many storms. So, even
with her insecurities being rampant, her fears haunting her, and her slight
brain damage, due to an ex-husband ramming her head into a wall, she has this
ring to hold onto at night. It serves as
a gentle reminder that this relationship has been brought together by the
Lord’s perfect will and a hope of a better tomorrow. This ring is more than a stone but a cure.
It’s a medicine that can cure insecurity, doubt, restlessness, and fears. Her humbleness and appreciation for the ring
is unfathomable compared to what she really deserves.
I know that
maybe moissanite isn’t the “real thing”, but to Jennifer and me it says more
than that and it gives more than that too.
It gives hope. It gives promises
of a better day. But more so it gives
her something to hold onto while I’m not with her at night. Diamonds may last forever, but nothing gives
hope like moissanite.
This story begins at the Phoenix Zoo. It was the
crisp, clear autumn evening of Saturday, November 3rd, 2007. I had gone to
a singles event that night in support of some single friends who were much more
interested in the dating scene than I was. In mingling at the event, a
tall and oh-so-handsome guy caught my attention. I can’t say what
it was about him, and I never spoke to him that night, but my head was
definitely turned. As the event wrapped up, I left with friends and
remember thinking that not speaking to him that night was a regret.
A couple of days later, in an amusing twist of fate, I
noticed him online and thought, “How odd! I think that’s the
Zoo guy!…Send him a note.” I did, and he replied, and we
struck a chord with each other that truly resonated. (And for those of
you who are curious, his name is Eric though “the Zoo guy” has been
an ongoing label of love.)
We had an amazing 2008 and it’s been the romance and
love of a lifetime. We were both very cautious about marriage because we
had some unexpected heartbreaks in our marriages before, so when it came up, it
was always “…IF we get married.” I knew Eric was the
man for me, but was shocked by what came next.
Eric’s birthday is November 2nd, so I had
planned on taking him out to dinner for his birthday. We celebrated with
family on his actual birthday, so we planned the evening alone for November 3rd.
He requested a restaurant on Mill Avenue, so we headed that way and before I
knew it we were on Galvin Parkway. He said he wanted to walk around the
Zoo for a while, and it being his birthday celebration, who am I to
argue? I confess seeing the main gate closed at the Zoo deterred me, but
he seemed to think that we should sneak in through the open side gate. At
this point, I’m thinking, “Hey, I have a zoo membership!
It’s not like we didn’t pay…”
After leading me down a short path, we came across this cute
that is tucked away in the Zoo.
As we approached the white
glass-paned window, it was alight with candles everywhere…the
windowsills, the perimeter of the floor, and on the shelves lining the
walls. Then I noticed the table in the center of the room, which was set
for dinner and glowed in the bath of candlelight. I looked in wonder at
this fairytale setting and then turned to him, and the grin on his face told me
this was for us. He said to me, “Happy Anniversary”
(it was a year to the day since I had seen him at the Zoo event.) There
was a gorgeous arrangement of tiger lilies and roses (my favorite) in the
middle of the table, and dinner was magically waiting. Our favorite music
was playing in the background, and we dined in the most romantic setting
I’ve ever seen. To be back at
the Zoo, where it all began, meant so much to us.
After dinner, as we took a walk around the Zoo, he asked me
to stop and close my eyes. I did, and when he asked me to open my eyes, I
looked up to see Eric, only to find him on his knee before me, holding a
There was a sign that said “Will you marry me?” in
white lights between the palm trees,
and another white linen table with more
flowers, champagne flutes, and Martinelli’s.
He had the most
sincere and honest expression in his eyes when he proposed, and then he said to
me, “I promise I’ll never break your heart.”
Being no fool, I said yes…multiple times to be sure it
I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t like to overlook
the moment, so I was absorbing all this and didn’t truly look at the ring
until we got home. Once I did, I couldn’t believe how exquisite the
ring was. It was as if Eric knew exactly what I’d choose for
myself: the stones, the setting, the sizing. Even more amazing,
Eric had sketched out what he wanted and taken it in to meet with Joe
Schubach. This sketch became my engagement ring, thanks to the
unparalleled skill and knowledge of Joe Schubach and his wonderful team.
Without hesitation, we then met with Joe and his team to
find the perfect wedding ring for Eric. Now we are simply elated to get
married and begin our grand adventure in life together!
The best part is how excited our 4 combined children are to be forming
this new family…we couldn’t be happier!