Posted on Sunday, December 6th, 2009 at 10:54 am by Administrator
"God Bless Us, Every One!" - Tiny Tim - Dickens "A Christmas Carol"
December brings holiday cheer, but it can also be a stressful time as we hurry to finish shopping, decorating, baking, and wrapping gifts. Here at J. Thomas Jewelers, we can help relieve the stress you may be feeling. We have something for nearly everyone, nicely priced and waiting for your selection. While we gift wrap your purchases, enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or steaming hot chocolate, listen to Christmas music or, perhaps, watch one of the holiday movies we are showing on our flat screen tv. If you want a jolly holiday, come see us. We do Christmas right!
Gem of the Month - Blue Topaz
The December birthstone, Blue Topaz, is symbolic of love and fidelity. This gemstone has been credited with many healing powers, among them the abillity to cure insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia! Blue Topaz is the hardest of the silicate minerals. While pure Topaz is colorless, minor changes of elements within the stone result in a variety of other colors, such as blue, pale green, red, yellow and pink. The blue hue is created when Topaz is heated, whether the heat source is natural or engineered by man. The three shades of Blue Topaz are Sky, Swiss, and London Blue. The alternate birthstone for December is turquoise, but many also use blue zircon or tanzanite.
Christmas Holiday Trivia
Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.
"It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
"Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion. The rest is history.
"Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving and then became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you would receive 364 presents.
In 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in just six weeks.
More diamonds are sold around Christmas than any other time of the year. The very best are found at J. Thomas Jewelers, your Antwerp diamond source
Amazing Colored Gems
Not all the colored lights are twinkling on the trees. Our showcases sparkle with beautiful colored gemstones, perfect for holiday gift giving and sure to delight the wearer for years to come. Want to see her face light up? We can help make that happen!
For your shopping convenience, we have extended our hours for the holidays:
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20th 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.