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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 designs affordable collection for Sears

Mina D Jewelry has designed a collection of classic pieces exclusive to Sears. The Collection is on display at the Sears Store in the Woodfield Mall of Schamburg, IL.

The Collection includes, Necklaces, Bracelets and Matching Earrings.

Woodfield Mall is a shopping mall located in the northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois, United States, at the intersection of Golf Road and Interstate 290.

Woodfield Mall is the largest shopping mall in the state of Illinois and one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. The mall is located approximately 27 miles from the Chicago Loop and attracts more than 27 million visitors each year. The mall features nearly 300 stores and is anchored by J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s), Nordstrom, and the country’s largest Sears store at 416,000 square feet (38,600 m2).

The mall was originally developed by Taubman Centers, who later sold the mall to CalPERS, Miller Capital Advisory, and GM Pension Trusts. Taubman continued to manage the mall until December 31, 2012, when GM Pension Trusts sold their stake in the mall to Simon Property Group, who took over management effective January 1, 2013.

Mina D Jewelry is excited to be part of this collaboration with Sears, you can view the collection at the store or shop online at Sears.com

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the collection displayed at Sears in Schamburg IL

the collection displayed at Sears in Schamburg IL

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New Year’s Eve Style with Mina D Jewelry

However and wherever you are celebrating this holiday season, its always the perfect time to dress up in Mina D Jewelry.

With the perfect necklaces, bracelets and earrings to compliment your every mood and style. Its the perfect time of year to purchase and enjoy a spectacular piece from our Bright Whites Collection, Black and White Collection and the other beautiful collections we offer. They take you seamlessly from day to  night and are seasonless and take you throughout the year in style !

We are offering special pricing for a limited time only, use code Holidays2015

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Shop Small Business Saturday with Mina D Jewelry

Small Business Saturday is this Saturday November 28 2015.

Shop Mina D Jewelry and receive exclusive discounts and gift with purchase, use code HOLIDAYS2015.

Don’t forget to register your email to gain these exclusive deals and receive alerts for exciting events and deals.

At Mina D Jewelry shop small also means made in usa and made in nyc.

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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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Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus is Red Hot in Mina D Jewelry Red Hot Collection

Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus is Red Hot in our Red Hot Collection earrings. Proving that Red is a great color year all year, summer, holidays its a great neutral and goes with everything.

The Red Hot Collection as all are collections are, is season less, classic, timeless and can take you seamlessly from day to night.  A great pair of Dangling earrings, a multi strand bracelet or one of our Statement Necklaces is always perfect.

photos courtesy of Haylea Photography

Dress by MP Designs

Makeup by Chanel Beauty

model- Ingrid Gregus

Jewelry by Mina D Jewelry

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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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Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus shows off her Favorite Summer Looks in Mina D Jewelry

FullSizeRender(3)Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus shows off her Favorite Summer Looks in Mina D Jewelry.

Summer dresses, bare arms, ahh the carefree days of summer. No better time to accessorize with Mina D Jewelry. We especially love the Ocean Dreams and Bright Whites Ingrid OceanCollections this time of year, they put the oceans and the weekend on your mind, even when you are walking the hot city streets headed to work. The bracelets and earrings of the collections are a quick, easy way to accessorize and polish off your look day and night. Casual or dressy they pull your outfit together with ease. The necklaces are fantastic for any time of day as well, put on one of our statement necklaces and feel like a princess.

Summer dressing has never been simpler and more pulled together now that Mina D Jewelry is in your wardrobe.

 

 

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