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Celebrate Mother’s Day with something special from Mina D Jewelry

Mother’s day is everyday and always,  the love for our Mother’s, wives is never ending. The time to celebrate is Mother’s day, the time when we show our appreciation and love, the day which we go that extra mile to show Mom how much she really means to us.The day we lavish her and make her feel extra special. What better way to show Mom your love then with an exquisite piece from our gorgeous timeless collections. With something for every one, at every age at every style and at a broad range of price points, Mina D Jewelry is sure to bring that smile to your Mom.

View our extensive collections and don’t hesitate to call us or email us for advise and styling tips, we love working with our clients.

Happy Mother’s Day

from Mina D

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Mina D Jewelry strongly supports National Cervical Cancer Awareness month this January

At Mina D Jewelry we are a strong supporter of many important causes. As women we are extra supportive of those affecting us as woman. Among them, Cervical Cancer, early screening and early detection saves lives ! January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month
show your support with our Teal bracelet, for each bracelet purchased 15% of the purchase will be donated to the NCCC. For the month of January we will donate 15% of any purchase of any Teal Jewelry from our collections as well.
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learn more about Cervical Cancer at NCCC-online.org/

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Mina D Jewelry Supports the American Diabetes Association

At Mina D Jewelry we are strong supporters of various charities we are strongly connected to.  November is the month of Diabetes Awareness, Designer Mina Deutsch has a strong personal connection to this disease as her grandmother battled this disease for over thirty years, passing away three years ago. Today her father is a among those calling themselves Diabetic and taking twice daily blood tests and insulin injections. The American Diabetes Association : Their Mission:  To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

In memorium of her grandmother Jeni Weiss, Mina designed a bracelet to raise awareness to this disease. Throughout the month of November, Mina D Jewelry will donate 15% of the sale of anything from our Red Hot Collection and our Smoky Grey Collection to The American Diabetes Association. In addition 15% of the sale of the Jeni Bracelet will be donated to the association any time it is purchased, through out the year !

Let’s help stop this disease and make a difference in the lives of millions suffering, some statistic ;

Diabetes Awareness Bracelet by Mina D

Diabetes Awareness Bracelet by Mina D

Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes

  • Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
    • Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
  • Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
  • Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
  • New Cases: The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnoses/year; in 2010 it was 1.9 million.
  • Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
  • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

Diabetes in Youth

  • About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population.
  • In 2008—2009, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,436 with type 1 diabetes, 5,089 with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity

The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:

The breakdown among Asian Americans:

  • 4.4% for Chinese
  • 11.3% for Filipinos
  • 13.0 for Asian Indians
  • 8.8% for other Asian Americans.

The breakdown among Hispanic adults:

  • 8.5% for Central and South Americans
  • 9.3% for Cubans
  • 13.9% for Mexican Americans
  • 14.8% for Puerto Ricans.
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Mina D Jewelry supports BCRF with our Wear Pink Jewelry

At Mina D Jewelry we are a strong supporter of the http://www.bcrfcure.org , we have designed a Rose Quartz  Sterling Silver Ribbon Bracelet exclusively for this foundation. This bracelet is available year round on our website and we will donate 15% of the sale of the bracelet to the foundation. For the month of October we will donate 15% for anything pink purchased on our website. Yes, any piece of jewelry that is pink, any shade of pink, including earrings, necklace and bracelets. This is a great time of year to get that piece of jewelry you had your eye on and feel good about it. As you are helping an extremely important foundation.

We hope you take this opportunity to do something so important for conquering this disease and helping save lives.

About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

 

 

BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with an A+ rating from Charity Watch and 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator.

Since our founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.

 “Our goal is to accelerate the breakthroughs bringing us closer to a cure to speed up the progress that will improve survivorship and quality of life for breast cancer patients today.” – Myra J. Biblowit, President & CE

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Iolite Gemstone on a Rise, See Mina D Jewelry Iolite Picks

Iolite has long been a favorite of designer Mina Deutsch in her Mina D Jewelry collections.

Mina loves everything blue and oceanesque and uses many shapes and cuts of Iolite in her Calming Blue, Ocean Dreams and Royal Blue Collections.

This article was just published in National Jeweler Magazine and gives us a background and understanding to this wonderful gemstone. pearl-bracelet

New York–It is said that iolite dates back to the time of the Vikings, who would use the stone to guide them on their journeys.

Using thin slices of iolite could help them determine the exact location of the sun when they were out exploring, helping them travel safely to the new world and back again.

Despite its long history, the gem, valued for its vivid, saturated hues ranging from violet to blue, is still less well-known than stones like tanzanite and sapphires.

According to the Gemological Institute of America’s Gem Encyclopedia, gem experts believe that this could be because designers and retailers haven’t seen a consistent enough supply in a uniform fine quality to consider investing in large quantities for themselves.

Stuart Robertson, research director for Gemworld International, Inc., said that it’s difference in popularity from tanzanite “really comes down to quality of color. Even in the lighter tones and saturations, tanzanite exhibits a brightness to its color. However, iolite usually doesn’t. It exhibits a color that often has some degree of grey masking it.”

Roger Dery, gem cutter and precision faceter at Spectral Gems, said that quality often also is an issue when he’s looking for iolite. Having been to Africa two to four times a year since 2009, he said that while he does see iolite almost every trip, “frequently it is not of a quality that we can use as a custom faceter.”

The gemstone also has strong pleochroism–which means different colors can be seen depending on the direction that the gem is turned–making it a tricky stone to cut for the best color. This can pose challenges to producers and buyers interested in promoting the gem to retailers as an affordable alternative to other similar stones.

But, iolite has been increasing in use a bit over the past few years and could be slightly on the upswing.

“I believe iolite to be a beautiful gem that is grossly underrated,” Dery said.

An open opportunity
Jewelers who have the ability to do custom pieces often may look for gems that aren’t mainstream to set at the center of these designs, and iolite fits into that category very well.

At the same time, the strong color direction in iolite also can be an obstacle for creativity when it comes to cutting the stone in unique designs. With something like a garnet, where the color is the same in all directions, a cutter can get more creative when it comes to creating outside-of-the-box shapes and still retain weight, with yields of more than 30 percent.

However with iolite, due to its unique characteristic, a faceter is lucky to get a 15 percent yield, Dery said.

Yet there remains another area in the chemistry of the stone that could be a positive–it is rarely treated, according to the GIA.

Interestingly, the deep blue hues of some iolite stones are thought to be caused by the same factors that creates the blues in sapphires. Unlike its blue companion, however, iolite can’t be heat treated to help intensify the blue color of the stone since its low melting point won’t allow for the high temperatures needed for the process, the GIA said.

This means that an exceptionally colored iolite likely has the selling point for today’s mindful consumer that it came that way naturally. It also means that pieces that aren’t of fine quality can’t be heat treated to improve their color, limiting supply largely to gem-quality stones that come straight from the earth.

Additionally, iolite is one of the few gemstones that has exceptions when it comes to inclusions and value. Certain types of inclusions in the right orientation can create phenomenal iolite. This is rare and therefore, naturally, coveted by collectors.

One of these is cat’s eye iolite.

The gem also can sometimes contain flat, metallic inclusions, causing a glittery, aventurescent effect in the stone. When the inclusions causing this phenomenon appear in an orange or reddish hue, it can be called “bloodshot” iolite.

Pricing obstacles
In terms of the colored gemstone market, the price of iolite is relatively low, and this affordable price point should help bump its demand.

“Once you get outside of the big three (ruby, sapphire and emerald) and some of the rarities like Paraiba tourmaline, market consumption is not driven by the wealthy, but instead by the middle class,” Robertson said. “This segment is still reactive to price points, which has resulted in a lot of color-substitution based gem purchases in more recent years.”

Dery said that, at trade cost, a dealer can find 3- to 4-carat stones in nicer colors for somewhere in the range of $50 to $75 per carat when it comes from “established cutting centers around the world.” Comparatively, these 3- to 4-carat stones would have sold for about $40 to $55 per carat nearly a decade ago.

North American faceters, however, sell with higher prices because of more exacting standards and a desire for their gems to stand out from the commercial cutting.

Dery said he expects prices to rise another 10 to 15 percent per year in the future.

In his travels to Africa, he said that he has yet to see an iolite mine that had been industrialized. Rather, they are all worked by artisanal miners in groups of anywhere from two to 12.

“These mines are alluvial in nature, and once they hit a certain depth, they are no longer viable to be worked by hand, which will, without any intervention, cause prices to escalate over time.”

In addition to the mining issues that can arise, there also is an increasing interest among a few government mining ministries in Africa to require that gems mined in the country also be cut in the country, instead of exporting the rough at a lower value.

(In 2010, Tanzania implemented such a ban on exporting facetable rough tanzanite weighing more than 1 gram, or roughly 5 carats).

If these movements do come to fruition in the next few years, prices of these gemstones would be greatly affected.

article by Brekan Branstor of National Jeweler Magazine

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Pretty Summer Floral gets dressed up with Mina D Jewelry Bracelets

Summer in NYC, there are those beautiful warm days when wearing that breezy floral dress brightens your day. Beautiful blogger, Katya Bychkova fashionista, The Style Sprinter pairs her summer favorite with our signature White Agate Bracelets.katya bracelets 1katya braceletskatya 3

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CCFA – CASINO NIGHT – Mina D Jewelry will be proud to be there and Support

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Mina D Jewelry a proud supporter of CCFA

CCFA the Chrons & Colitis Foundation of America -

with every purchase of this $ 70- Amethyst & Sterling Silver Bracelet – 15% will be donated to CCFA -

to learn more about the CCFA- please visit CCFA.ORG

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Hurricane Sandy Relief

When the lights went out, we prayed we had faith and hope that god’s love would keep us safe
In the effort of relief of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster
we created this bracelet of the blue night sky, with Faith, Hope & Love
Blue Sandstone bracelet

purchase this $40- bracelet 100 % of proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster relief efforthttp://minadjewelry.com/collections/hurricane-sandy-disaster-relief
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Introducing The Jeni Collection – supporting Diabetes Awareness

My dearest grandmother its been three months since you have passed
We miss you so much everyday and the memories we have of you both at your best and your “better” years and your aged years are memories we will never forget.
November is Diabetes awareness month, you battled diabetes for more than 30 yrs
I watched you being taken care of and one too many times I was the “nurse” who gave you your in

sulin. Although diabetes is not what brought your last days it’s a battle you fought twice a day with your insulin and symptoms.
And so with your memory I dedicate to you the Jeni Collection, raising money and awareness for Diabetes Awareness.
Love you Grandma and miss you dearly, I hope you are resting well and you are at peace and pain free.
Love your one and only granddaughter
Mina
 
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