Showing posts from July, 2011

Free Hotel Stay with Engagement Ring Purchase

Corbo Jewelers has partnered with The Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel & CK's Steakhouse. Buy your Engagement Ring from Corbo's, get a free night at the Renissance and dinner at CK's
It's the perfect way to make that special memory. The Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel is the only luxury hotel within the Meadowlands region and just minutes away from NYC.
Chilled Champagne will be waiting for you upon your arrival. Award-winning CK's steakhouse is located on site at the Renaissance Meadowlands.
Enjoy a dinner for two while proposing or make it the place to celebrate the beginning of the rest of your lives.

Andrea Candela

Nearly seventy years ago, the Candela jewelry house was founded by the three Candela brothers in Valencia, Spain. The company name was Candela Hermanos, and it quickly became one of the world’s largest manufacturers of karat gold jewelry in that region. For several generations the Candela family has been at the forefront of European jewelry design and manufacturing. The success of Candela is credited to the expert craftsmanship and attention to detail. The name “Candela” is synonymous with fine Spanish jewelry. With this heritage, it is no wonder that daughter Andréa, was inspired to create the Andréa Candela Collection of fine jewelry. In 1979, Candela Hermanos expanded to the United States under the name Candela Jewelry Inc. Andréa, while still involved in the family business, passed design responsibility to the design team in the United States to carefully analyze the markets worldwide. Today, Andréa Candela brings customers beautiful jewelry that is universally acknowledged to be am…

July's Birthstone: The Ruby

A ruby is a gemstone from the corundum family. It comes in a variety of colors from the light almost champagne hue to what is marcarbly called "pigeon's blood", which is almost a pure red. Ruby is a hard gem just below diamond. Like many gemstones, rubies are often heat treated to improve the color and a well cut ruby can often approach a diamond in it's brilliance and sparkle.
Rubies are found in the asian and african countries predominently in Afghanistan,Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Kenya, Madagascar, Sri Lanka,Tanzania,Thailand,and Vietnam.
Rubies and sapphires come from the same family but the red ones are called rubies and the other colors in the corundum family are called sapphires.
The term ruby comes from the latin 'ruber', meaning red and in sanskrit the ruby is called the 'king of precious stones'.
During the course of history, rubies have been so highly prized and valued that they have, at times, reached a value over 7 times the value of diamond…

Independence Day

Known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. ~from