Monday, January 25, 2010

Helping Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts

You Save 10% & We Donate 10% to Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, causing mass devastation and destruction. As most of you know, SilverRoseBeads is a family owned and operated jewelry business that has specialized in charity fund raisers for over 30 years. We would like to take the opportunity to continue raising money for the Red Cross by asking you, our customers to participate in the following promotion. By entering the promo code: Haiti, you will receive 10% off your order on and we will donate an additional 10% to the Red Cross.

* Enter promo code: Haiti
* Website purchases only, eBay items excluded
* Limited to stock on hand
* Begins Jan. 23 and ends Jan. 31, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

January Birthstones - Garnet & Emerald

January Birthstones - Garnet & Emerald

Garnet is the Traditional, Modern and Ayurvedic Birthstone for January. The name "garnet" may come from either the Middle English word gernet meaning 'dark red', or the Latin granatus ("grain"), possibly a reference to the Punica granatum ("pomegranate"), a plant with red seeds similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals. Six common species of garnet are recognized by their chemical composition. They are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite. Garnet has a Mohs scale hardness of 6.0 to 7.5 and can is found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless.

Emerald is the Mystical Birthstone for January. Emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6,) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.[1] Beryl has a hardness of 7.5 - 8 on the 10 point Mohs scale of mineral hardness.[1] Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. The word "emerald" comes from Latin smaragdus, via Greek smaragdos, its original source being a Semitic word izmargad or the Sanskrit word, marakata, meaning "emerald" or "green".

See more Garnets & Emeralds here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Fashion Color Forecast

This year's fashion color forecast reflects Nature's dramatic to soft beauty for us at the Silver Rose. Color and Nature are such an integral pieces of the designing puzzle for me. Our studio has a large window to see all the changes of season. Here in the Northwest, we are known for gray, rainy days but all that rain makes for a lush green landscape. With Mt. Rainer in the background, this view lends itself to flights of fancy and designing dreams :)

SoftBlossom BreakingDawn PoppyBlossom Chestnut
Sunshine GrassyField FernFrond Evergreen
Silver Gold Gooseberry MossyLawn
AlpineBlue Tundra PalmTree TropicalSea
ClearSky OceanWaves DeepRiver Twilight
SnowDrift DarkPeony Heather EnchantingIris
SandDunes Loam CanyonTrails ToastedWalnut
Dewdrop FogBanks SultrySmoke Midnight

Enjoy our newest Color Forecast here.