November Newsletter 2009



November Birthstone

Topaz or Citrine

Kissed by the Sun

As the golden variety of the quartz family, citrine takes its name from citron, the French word for lemon. But donít think that all citrine is the color of lemonade.

Citrines range from the soft hues of golden champagne to the rich, deep color of a fine Madeira wine. Its broad range of colors and outstanding affordability make citrine one of the most popular and desirable gemstones in the world.

The Hues of an Ocean Sunset

Cast your eyes upon the ocean waters as the setting sun displays its dance of color, and youíll discover all the rich spectral hues of topaz. On its cool side, topaz ranges from a soft sky blue to the richest and most vivid aquas and greenish blues imaginable. 

 Warmer tones of topaz take on the golden hue of a fine chardonnay or the blush of a tree ripened peach. Other colors range from rich, warm browns to lusty variations of orange and cinnamon. Some of the most rare and exceptional shades of topaz include rich pinks and sherry reds.


For more information on either of these stones please click this link.

Letter from a customer

Dear Curt, Elizabeth, Nicole, Anne and Charles

The holiday season has arrived and Iíve been thinking about how much I love this time of year. Some people stress out with all the shopping.  They really donít get to enjoy the beauty all around them. Thatís exactly, why I do my shopping at Curt Parker Jewelers. 

I can go to one placeÖ.spend a little timeÖ.and find a gift that is not only beautifulÖbut soÖ.appreciated.  And if it seems a little early, consider this, Iíve chosen a stunning diamond pendant for my wife and a birthstone ring that is going to delight my daughter.  Iíll pick them up a day or two before Christmas.

Now, I can relax and enjoy the season. And I never have to worry about whether theyíll like the gifts Iíve chosen.  I know theyíll love them, from the moment they remove the wrapping paper and see that Curt Parker name on the box.

Thanks and Happy Holidays,



Imagine opening your jewelry box and discovering a new wardrobe of diamonds, pearls, and gold.

You can make this dream come true with a simple Curt Parker-cleaning.


Remember the brilliance of your diamond when it was new? Over time, diamonds attract grease and dirt, making them appear dull. We can restore your diamondís radiance with a professional cleaning. This is also a great time to check the prongs of your diamondís setting to ensure they are secure. Youíll be pleasantly surprised to have your necklace, ring, earrings, or bracelet sparkle as if it were new.


Visit our store today, and let us help you sparkle for the holidays. We donít do windows, but we can breathe new life into jewelry.


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