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What Do You Want Under Your Christmas Tree?

2018-12-05T13:57:02+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , |

We all have our Christmas lists finished and are anxiously awaiting Santa.

This Christmas Ashley wants some expensive stuff for the kitchen, James is looking into a new computer monitor, Matt is hoping for gift cards for his favorite stores, and John is asking for a new cover for the back of his truck. We are all tucked in to our holiday sweaters and awaiting the parade coming this Saturday.

Hopefully you are also excited the holidays are here. Whether you are asking for asking for fancy headphones, some nice clothes, or the newest model smartphone, we hope you get everything you ask for.

Of course, if you are looking for some sparkly new accessories to your jewelry box, we can also be of use to you (or santa, if he is the one who brings the presents to your house.) This year we have a couple special in store gift idea offers, designed to make shopping for someone else easier. We have also made many new pieces, which have been added to our showcases for you to browse.

We also have this months new featured piece, a lovely custom made tanzanite ring set in a new-but-vintage style 14k white gold mounting with diamond accents. At 25% off for the month, its an especially good value and you can click here to find it.

If you want to know more about tanzanite, one of the birthstones for December, then you can find out more at our tanzanite gemstone fact page.

We apologize that last month’s featured piece never made it to the website because of communication problems with Ocala magazine. We are still dedicated to featuring new piece each and every month and

As always we thank you for visiting our website and reading our updates, and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Come back and visit us!

Thankful for a calm September in Ocala

2018-09-18T13:51:59+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , |

September babies are known to be active and dynamic!

Unfortunately that is the opposite of our updates lately. After a summer of doing a bad job coordinating our schedule with the release of Ocala Magazines, we are finally back with an update!

This time last year we were all dealing with the stress of a huge hurricane, and our hearts are with the large number of people who are affected by hurricane Florence right now. In these times it’s nice to remember that though nature can be savage and devastating, it can also be beautiful and nurturing.

This month’s featured piece is one of those natural works of beauty and wonder. A custom-made piece featuring a lab certified sapphire set in 14k white gold. Its featured in our Ocala Magazine ad for this month and is 25% off until we unveil our next one. Click here to check it out.

If you would like to know more about sapphire, one of the “big three” colored gemstones and the birthstone for September, click here.

As always we thank you for visiting our website and reading our updates, and we apologize that they have come so infrequently lately. Continue visiting us and we will continue to add more information, education, and photography of jewelry.

A Beautiful Pendant for April

2018-04-12T13:20:31+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , |

We hope that April brought you the opportunity to find many eggs. 

This month is a great time to shop for two of our favorite things, candy and diamonds. We are not going to try and tell you that chocolate is less exciting then diamonds, but we do have a special deal on the latter. Diamond is the birthstone for April, and in honor of that we have a special custom designed white gold and diamond pendant as this months featured piece. This piece is 25% off until next month, and you can find out more about it here!

Or if you would like to learn more about diamond, you can view our diamond gemstone fact page here.

We have been slowly but surely working on more features for this website, more products are on the way and we close to adding a checkout process that is up to our extremely high standards of safety and security. We will also be adding articles and news more frequently in the coming months, including a new article soon from our very own Ashley Stone. Keep checking back with us, Ocala’s best jewelry store website, for more jewelry, information, and education!

 

Happy 2018

2018-01-07T21:08:31+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , , |

2018 is here!

Hey there, we hope this post finds you happily recovering from a busy holiday season. We apologize for missing our December posts in the midst of the madness of Christmas, but now we have taken down the tree, thrown away the ripped up wrapping paper, and cleaned off our desks for new year of working to be the best jewelry store in Ocala.

January’s birthstone is garnet, a rich warm red stone that reminds us of deep happy affections and comfort. In appreciation of the beauty of garnet and those of us born in January, this month’s featured piece is a heart shaped garnet in a beautiful 18k white gold mounting. You can find it here, it’s 25% off for the month like all our featured pieces, and is the centerpiece of our Ocala Magazine ad for this month.

If you would like to know more about garnet, our garnet fact page is here.

As always we appreciate your visit to our website, Christmas has found many homes for the pieces on this site, and we will be adding new and exciting pieces to our inventory soon, so check back with us at Ocala’s largest jewelry store, Silver City!

Topaz for thanksgiving.

2017-11-13T11:16:54+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , , |

Topaz reminds us of a warm Thanksgiving dinner table. 

Until the final turkey leaves the table, this month is about Thanksgiving- a house full of family, your favorite relative’s pumpkin pie, and remembering the things we cherish in life. Unfortunately, it’s often the tragic moments during the year that makes us really appreciate the things we still have. This year has seen much tragedy in the world, natural disasters locally, and a few health scares in our own Silver City family; but all of this reminds us how blessed we are for the things we have. We hope this November finds you feeling the same.

November’s birthstone(s) are traditionally those of the brown/orange/yellow shades, and we often hear people born in November lament that topaz and citrine aren’t very pretty. Our goal for this month’s featured piece was to make a precious topaz that shows November babies that their birthstone is equally lovely to any other month. We believe we hit that mark, and we hope you agree!  You can find more about the newest featured piece, a white gold and golden topaz ring with diamond accents, at this link.  It is featured in our ad for this month’s Ocala Magazine, and it is 25% off until the next featured piece comes out in December. But remember, we only have one so if you are interested then don’t delay!

Topaz is actually one of the most important stones in our culture, a possible birthstone for two months, and available in nearly ever color and price point. If you would like to know more about Topaz, then you can find our newest gemstone fact page here.

We truly thank you for visiting us here at silver city jewelers, Ocala’s largest jewelry store. We hope you have a great thanksgiving and don’t forget to check back for more information, products, and deals!

October is opal month

2017-10-06T10:25:18+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , , |

Opal is the birthstone for October

One of the most universally beloved gemstones, Opals are truly amazing to behold. With bright displays of color that span the spectrum, opal reminds us in the wake of a hurricane filled month that nature can also create nice things.

With this in mind we are proud to unveil our newest featured piece, which you can find at this link. Its a lovely white opal pendant set in white gold with accent diamonds. It is featured in our ad for this month’s Ocala Magazine, and it is 25% off until the next featured piece comes out in November. But remember, we only have one so if you are interested then don’t delay!

And if you would like to know more about opal, then you can find our newest gemstone fact page here.

Thanks for visiting us here at silver city jewelers, Ocala’s largest jewelry store, and don’t forget to check back for more information, products, and deals!

September’s birthstone is Sapphire- Irma can’t keep Ocala down!

2017-09-18T01:41:10+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , , |

Irma can’t keep Ocala down!

Hey there Ocala, we hope this finds you with your power back on, a full tank of gas, and a pantry full of bread! Irma has been hard on all of us, and though it delayed this update, we are proud to finally make this blog post with our amazing September featured piece as well as our sapphire fact page.

Sapphire is the birthstone for September, and if you would like to find the page for our newest featured piece, click this link! It is a one of a kind piece, with a hand selected sapphire mounted in a beautiful white gold ring with rose accents. It is featured in our ad for this month’s Ocala Magazine, and it is 25% off until the next featured piece comes out in October.

Of course, sapphire is one of the most famous and popular gemstones, and if you’d like to know more about it we have made another gemstone fact page for it that you can read by clicking here.

This has been a very difficult month for many of us and we hope the rest of September treats you and everyone else in the great stormy state of Florida better. Don’t forget to check back with us, Ocala’s largest jewelry store, for more information, products, and deals!

August Peridot Update- A Hot Summer in Ocala

2017-08-17T13:31:26+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , , , |

August Update- A Hot Summer In Ocala

Hey there Ocala, we hope you are reading this inside of a nice air conditioned building! This month’s birthstone is Peridot, a green-yellow gem with a long history.

In honor of that, we have our newest birthstone information page available for peridot, if you would like to learn more about it then click here.

We also have unveiled our newest featured piece, a very sunny white gold and peridot necklace with diamond accents, which you can check out here. Its custom made and 25% off until next month, which makes it a wonderful gift choice if you have a special person with an August birthday.

Have a great month! We hope to have some new things on the site soon, including an update to our special offers. Don’t forget to check back with us, Ocala’s favorite jewelry store, for more information, products, and deals!

Celebrate with fireworks

2017-08-17T13:11:36+00:00 |Categories: Photography, Product Release|Tags: , , , |

Happy July Ocala!

This month’s birthstone is ruby, and in the tradition of the most important holiday in July, Independence Day, this months featured piece is a firework-esque explosion of white and red sparkle.  You can find the product page for our piece here, as well as see its picture in our ad in this month’s Ocala Magazine. Because its our featured piece its 25% off until next month, but we only have the one, so if you are interested then come by soon!

If you would like to know more about ruby, one of the world’s most famous gemstones, then you can find out more about rubies here, in our newest gemstone fact page for ruby.

Have a great month! Don’t forget to check back with us, Ocala’s favorite jewelry store, for more information, products, and deals!

Karats or Carats?

2017-01-26T00:04:48+00:00 |Categories: diamonds, Gold, Informational|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

 

Easily the most confusing pair of words in the jewelry business, “carat” is a measure of weight equal to one-fifth of a gram while “karat” is the measure of fineness of gold. Today we’re going to highlight the difference between the meanings of karat and carat and how the confusing words came about. Both are pronounced the same as our favorite orange vegetable, “carrot”, but they actually came about from a different piece of vegetation- the carob seed.

 
Carob seeds were a seed that almost always grew to be the same size and weight as all the other carob seeds. Ancient jewelers found that they were small enough and consistent enough to be used to measure the weight of diamonds and other precious stones, thus they started measuring in “carats” which meant how many carob seeds the jewel weighed equal to. As technology developed, the weight was standardized to be 1/5 of a gram and is used primarily to measure gemstones. Everyone knows that a one carat diamond is fairly big, so jewelers divide carats into fractions of 100 called points. A 1/10th carat diamond is .10 of a carat or 10 points in weight. The earrings in the image above approximately 1 carat total weight, which means each of them are about .5 carats.

 
Its good to remember that carats are actually a measure of weight not size, and 2 different gemstones of the same dimensions will usually be different carats.

750 (18k) Mark On Cameo

 

 
Karat, the one that starts with a “K”, refers to the purity of gold out of 24 parts. Pure gold would be 24k, but nearly all gold made for jewelry is alloyed with other metals to make it stronger, improve its color, or in some cases to make it cost less. The term karat is believed to have come about when the Roman emperor Constantine minted a new gold coin that was 24 carats in weight. The amount of those 24 carats of weight that were pure gold was its “fineness” which means its gold purity.In the US most jewelry is 10k, 14k, or 18k, which are 41.7% pure 58.5% pure and 75% pure respectively. Different countries have different regulations, but nearly all gold jewelry should be marked somewhere with its karat.

 
On behalf of the jewelry industry, we at silver city apologize for the confusion caused by these terms being so similar and hope that this explains the different meanings and why they are used. Check back with us at silvercityjewelers.com for more informative articles like this if you like learning more about jewelry!

 

 

10k Mark On Clasp

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