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Celebrate the month of June with Mina D Jewelry Pearl Jewelry

The natural beauty of pearls. The June birthstone, pearl, has long been a symbol of purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Pearls are always in fashion ! See our stunning pearl jewelry collections at Mina D Jewelry Bright Whites Collection.

The Goddess of Love, the love of Pearls, pearls are classic, timeless, can be found in many shapes, colors and many different looks. From our Statement multi row necklaces, to our classic simple one row in different lengths, Pearls are always in fashion.

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This months Town and Country magazine celebrates the month of pearls with this wonderful list of things you need to know about Pearls and Pearl Jewelry. Check the link and get to know the history of the Pearl !

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As seen in Alpha Fashion Magazine NYC May 2016 Issue featuring Mina D Jewelry

Thank you to Alpha Fashion Magazine for featuring Mina D Jewelry in your NYC May Issue.

Born and raised in NYC, Designer Mina Deutsch is honored to be featured in the NYC Issue. All Mina D Jewelry is designed, sourced and handcrafted by master craftsmen in NYC.

The NYC Issue features the scenes that make NYC unique and special, and brings them together in wonderfully glamours way that identifies with the brand Mina D Jewelry and the exquisite Alpha Fashion Magazine.

ALPHA FASHION MAGAZINE
NEW YORK CITY ISSUE MAY 2016
Series: The Power of Glamour
Creative Director: Kareem Irby
Photographer: Dolores Ruiz Diaz
Editing: Luis San Jose
Model: Aky Ougos Next Management New York
HMUA: Dawnelle China Owens
Styling: Margaret Persaud for Gamakache Black
Assistant Stylist: Gabriela Marie
Jewelery: Mina Deutsch for Mina D. Jewelry
Shot on location in Times Square New York City
Alpha Fashion Magazine can be purchased on Magcloud

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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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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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Cyber Monday with Mina D Jewelry

Cyber Monday November 30,2015, shop online and save.

Monday blues are now calming blues with our Calming Blue Collection, and feel Red hot in our Red Hot Collection ! Perfect for the holiday season !

Use code Holidays2015 for special exclusive discounts and gifts with purchase.

We have something special for you and for everyone on your gift list.

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

Mina D Jewelry is handcrafted, handmade, made in nyc, made in USA. One of a kind, just like you …….

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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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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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Red Hot for the Holidays

As we begin the holiday season, a favorite is always the iconic Red lip &  Little Black Dress, what better way to dress it up with a stunning necklace from the Red Hot Collection. Nothing says the holidays like a bright red statement piece.  Wear it now into new years and use it glamourize just about anything in your wardrobe. The LBD the preppy cashmere sweater look, the sheath dress at work, or the Jeans and sweater on the weekend.

Whatever your look or mood, nothing pulls it together effortlessly and flawlessly like a piece from our Red Hot Collection. And remember all of our pieces are authentic gemstones, natural stones handcrafted by master craftsmen in the hear of NYC.  Enjoy them today and for a long time to come.

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