RWJ Blog

Holiday Shopping 2015

As we gather our lists of gifts for the upcoming holidays for those we love, so much is considered. Giving feels wonderful and fills our hearts with joy to see others receive what we give. These gifts will become memories in later times. Maybe for a child, a grandchild, a husband or wife, partners and friends. It is during this time that I hope I can help others obtain the goal of perfect gift giving. 

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours on this lovely holiday of thankfulness. On this day  I have SO much to be thankful for such as Family, Friends, and my sweet Husband. I am also thankful for the support of my clientele and their faith in my work and shop. My hope for all of you to have a wonderful day of relaxation with friends and family and lots of good food!

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Veteran's Day 2015

Honoring our Veterans, I am reposting my Veteran's Day Blog from last year as it continues in meaning. God Bless.

On this Veteran's Day, I would personally like to thank every Veteran, and their families for their unselfish sacrifices made on behalf of our country. Being a military spouse myself, I can honestly say it takes courage, strength, honor and dedication to push forward and continue to stay focused on the importance of protecting what we must. Four deployments have shown me what love and commitment truly are.

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Summer Floats Away as Fall Arrives at Resa Wilkinson Jewelry

As we come to an end of summer 2015, kissing away aqua beach waves while sandy coastal warmth floats off in the distance, our senses are replaced by the trees showing off their very own rich Fall fashion tones. Just as our earth begins to show off its soulful Fall leaves, Resa Wilkinson Jewelry fills the shop with colorful natural gemstones, including fair trade Montana Sapphires, Oregon Sunstones, stunning genuine Morganites from Brazil with wedding engagement rings and diamond jewelry designs, as well as Native American turquoise jewelry, just to name a few.

As always, if you do not see what you are looking for, contact us and we can build your vision together.

Below is a list of Fall 2015 fashion tones from the PANTONE website, holding much for the imagination of design.

PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather, PANTONE 16-1144 Oak BuffPANTONE 17-0627 Dried HerbPANTONE 18-1438 MarsalaPANTONE 18-4726 Biscay BayPANTONE 15-1340 Cadmium OrangePANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose,  PANTONE 16-0110 Desert Sage, PANTONE 19-4326 Reflecting PondPANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid.  Tones are not exact as colors vary from monitor to monitor, yet the idea is the same…..

Thank you for visiting http://resawilkinson.com

We hope the 2015 Fall season brings much joy and happiness.

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Veterans Day 2014

On this Veteran's Day, I would personally like to thank every Veteran, and their families for their unselfish sacrifices made on behalf of our country. Being a military spouse myself, I can honestly say it takes courage, strength, honor and dedication to push forward and continue to stay focused on the importance of protecting what we must. Four deployments have shown me what love and commitment truly are.

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Free Shipping within the United States from Resa Wilkinson Jewelry

RWJ offers free standard shipping via United States Postal Service on all purchases shipped within the continental United States. Shopping online with a refreshing beverage is conservational and relaxing. Feel free to contact us with any questions or special requests. Also, if you don't see what you were looking for, email me and we can create something special together. Email is resawilkinsonjewelry@gmail.com. Instagram is resawilkinson.
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Holiday Spirit

As the holidays are upon us, we think of those we love and care for. It is a time of giving of ourselves, doing good for others and hope for a peaceful new year ahead. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to my customers and devoted family members for their support and devotion. May you all have a wonderful holiday and happy new year.
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Caring for your Gems

As durable as gemstones are, they require proper care and cleaning. Here are a few tips taken from the International Colored Gemstone Association to make sure they last for generations and look as beautiful as the day they became yours.

First of all, keep them clean! Rings in particular tend to collect dust and soap behind the stone, particularly if you wear them all the time. To clean transparent crystalline gemstones, simply soak them in water with a touch of gentle soap. If necessary, use a soft toothbrush to scrub behind the stone.

Even the hardest gemstone variety can be vulnerable to breakage if it has inclusions that weaken the crystal structure. If you have a ring set with a softer gem variety or an included stone, take it off before strenuous exercise.

Diamonds are very hard but can shatter in two with a single well placed blow. Rubies and sapphires are the toughest gems but even they can chip if hit sharply.

"Think twice before putting gems in an ultrasonic cleaner. Diamonds, rubies and sapphires should be fine but many other gems may not be, so when in doubt, leave it out. Diamonds, rubies and sapphires, and other single-crystal gems can be cleaned with a touch of ammonia in water to remove all film and add extra sparkle.

Opaque gemstones like lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite, require special care. Never use an ultrasonic cleaner and never use ammonia or any chemical solution. These gem materials should just be wiped clean gently with a moist cloth. These gemstones can be porous and may absorb chemicals, even soap, and they may build up inside the stone and discolor it.

The reason why these materials need more care than transparent gemstones is that these materials are essentially rocks, not crystals of a single mineral. For example, when you put a rock in water, it absorbs the water and is moist all the way through. A single crystal gem like sapphire will not absorb water since all the molecules are lined up so tightly in the crystal that there is no room for water to enter.

Opals also require special care. Never use an ultrasonic, never use ammonia, and avoid heat and strong light which can dry out the water in opals.

Organic gems like pearls, coral, and amber should only be wiped clean with a moist cloth. Due to their organic nature, these gems are both soft and porous. Be careful about chemicals in hairspray, cosmetics, or perfume: they can, over time, damage pearls in particular.

Store each piece of gemstone jewelry separately so that harder stones don't scratch softer ones. Almost every gemstone is much harder than the metal it is set in. Gems can scratch the finish on your gold, silver or platinum if you throw your jewelry in a heap in a drawer or jewelry box."

Resa Wilkinson Jewelry includes soft jewelry sleeves for your rings so you can store them safely.

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Mother's Day

Mothers hold a special place in our heart and we are a reflection of her influence on our lives and who we are. I can only speak for my mother who I hold so dear to my heart and admire. She is strong, smart, funny and easy to love. She raised five children and taught us all to love and respect one another. It is because of her that I love nature, music and art. Her mother used to sit with us at a very early age and teach us how to paint and create beautiful art from our surroundings. My love goes out to my very special mother and grandmothers who showed us to be fair and considerate of others as well as using our God given talents to the best of our ability. 

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Customer Feedback

Feedback is important for the sake of knowing how customers feel about their purchase and the seller. Below are a few of the many positive feedback comments from previous customers who have purchased from Resa. Names are withheld for privacy purposes.

Tiger eye necklace set. Item is beautifully crafted, and seller is an absolute gem, especially with holiday delivery looming! Will definitely buy again. Thanks so much! 

Sleeping Beauty Necklace SetAbsolutely gorgeous! Hubby gave this to me for Christmas. I love it!!! it is dainty yet sturdy. Workmanship is first rate. It was shipped quickly and beautifully packaged. The beads are beautifully matched and practically flawless. A++++. :)

Large Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace Silk Knotted. Thank you so much I love them! Merry Christmas.

Two Carat White Topaz Wedding Ring. Beautiful piece that sits wonderfully on my fiancee's hand so perfectly. Thank you so much!

Custom Carnelian RingThank you for your patience and the care you've given to my awesome ring. Great service and highly recommended pieces of art. Thank you again!

Amethyst and Chalcedony Necklace SetI love the subtle green and the deep purple color of the necklace which is very well made. I find the necklace looks even more beautiful in its presence than the photo.

Fire Citrine NecklaceI am amazed by the beautiful color, clarity and the story of this fire citrine necklace which stimulates my imagination. I'll enjoy wearing this for long dialogueing with the stone. Thank you so much.

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