Saturday, November 22, 2014

Eilat Stone

Chrysocolla is an greatly colored copper mineral. Its shade can be among the strongest colors of natural blue gems. Chrysocolla’s attractive, stunning blue-green shade is often mistakenly confuse for turquoise because they share many visual resemblances. It can often be found intermingled with malachite, and azurite, creating a wonderful mixed diamond known as Eilat stone.
Eilat Stone derives its name from the city of Eilat where it was once mined, it is a green-blue inhomogeneous mixture of several secondary copper minerals including malachiteazuriteturquoisepseudomalachitechrysocolla. The Eilat stone is the National stone of Israel, and is also known as the King Solomon Stone.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to Remove Stains from your Leather Bags

More tips below

The Cleaning Process:

  1. Empty all contents from your purse.
  2. Open your purse wide, unzipping all interior pockets and turn it upside down, shaking vigorously to dislodge all loose dirt and debris.
  3. Wipe out the interior of the purse with a soft cleaning cloth (dry).
  4. Mix a few drops of liquid soap with about two cups of distilled water, mixing until suds form.
  5. Dip your sponge or soft rag into the soapy water and wring out thoroughly, so that it is barely wet.
  6. Wipe the leather surface of the purse with the damp rag.
  7. Dry thoroughly with the towel, buffing as you go to restore luster.
  8. Buff the surface with the forth clean rag to restore luster.
  9. Treat surface with leather protector/conditioner as per product instructions.

Removing Stains from a Leather Purse

Remember to ALWAYS test a small, inconspicuous area of the purse first before using any of these methods.
Ink stains: Dip a cotton swab in rubbing (Isopropyl) alcohol and rub over the ink stain. Dry with a blow dryer set on its lowest setting.
Dark stains: (i.e. food, blood, etc.): Make a paste of one part cream of tartar to one part lemon juice. Rub paste on the stain and leave it on for 10 minutes. Remove the paste with a damp rag and moisturizing soap, as described above for general cleaning. Buff the leather dry with a soft cloth or towel.
Grease stains: Simply wipe stain from the leather using a dry cloth. Do not apply water to the grease stain.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Avoid placing your leather purse in direct sunlight as this will dry the leather and cause it to fade and/or crack.
  • If you are using a sponge to clean your leather purse, opt for natural (non-colored) sponges. (the dye may rub off of colored sponges).
  • Do not expose your leather purse to excess moisture or water as this may damage the leather.
  • Avoid using any type of harsh cleaners or abrasive cleansers your leather purse as these will cause damage to the surface.
  • NEVER use any kind of oils (such as mink oil), polish, or any product containing waxes or silicone (including many car care products) on your leather purse as it may damage the leather and leave it feeling sticky.
  • Generally, it is not good to use saddle soap, alcohol, varnish, or ammonia-based cleaners (i.e. Windex) or bleach on leather as they may be too harsh, causing serious damage or discoloration.
  • Leather does occasionally need to be replenished and reconditioned. Although there are products on the market for this, you might try mixing 1 part distilled white vinegar with 2 parts linseed oil. Shake well and apply to leather in circular motion. Let sit for about 10 minutes, then buff with a soft cloth. A second buffing may be necessary.
  • NEVER use baby wipes or any other alkaline cleaner on your leather purse as it may damage the finish.
  • Remember, if you have any doubt as to the proper way to clean your leather purse, do not hesitate to bring it to a professional specializing in leather cleaning.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Come check out our new contemporary .925 silver, Celtic and estate jewelry for men and women. Here is an antique sterling silver engagement style ring.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How to make a Moscow Mule

You need copper cups to keep this drink extra cold.
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chilled ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Fill tall glass with ice. Add vodka and lime juice, then ginger beer; stir to mix. Garnish with lime wedge.