Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blue or Green Only!

Turquoise is only blue or green!

There is no such thing as white,White Buffalo, purple, pink, yellow or apple green turquoise! Well they exist but they aren't turquoise. These are trade names.

Identifying turquoise:
Turquoise is copper aluminum iron phosphate, chemical formula: CUA6(PO44OH84H20. Mohs hardness of 5-6.

These two minerals are often dyed to simulate turquoise.
Howlite is calcium barium hydroxide,chemical formula:Ca2 b5 SiO9(OH)5
Mohs hardness 3.5

Magnesite is magnesium carbonate,chemical formula:MgCO3
Mohs scale hardness 3.5-5

This misinformation of the trade is misleading and in my humble opinion criminal!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Art Fire Artisan Jeweler Guild January challenge VOTE!

WHOOO HOOO! the very first Guild Challenge is LIVE!

The theme is January Thaw and I believe that it will be difficult to choose just ONE!

Thanks for looking~

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Update Identity Theft!

It took some time~ but we have been reimbursed for the monies that were fraudulently debited from our checking account.
We did cancel our debit cards and have new ones on the way~
Be careful out there~ This is the newest crime!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Identity THEFT!

I never thought that this would happen to US! Yes it DID!

Someone has the number to our debit card..we keep an eye on this account. We discovered that it was WAY overdrawn..we disputed the charge and the monies were to be refunded to the account.

This morning we checked at the bank..NOPE! OH NO WAY!!!!! Another charge! for the same amount - same merchant...

After a couple phone calls and faxes later~

We have shredded these cards and made them null and void at the bank~ we have information of WHO has our number~ we ARE going to press charges.

IF it could happen to me..I'M SO careful iith my cards and could happen to YOU?! Be careful out there! be continued