Blue Star Sapphire Jewelry

Blue Star Sapphire Rings~Blue Star Sapphire Necklaces~Blue Star Sapphire Earrings

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For centuries the Blue Star Sapphire has been a symbol of old money and secret societies, and as a currency in some circles. Need to leave in a hurry? Just put a few Blue Star Sapphires in a bag and you can easily sell them in your new place for cash. 

From the ancient times of the Egyptians to now the Blue Star Sapphire has been an iconic gem. The beautiful Blue Star Sapphire is showcased in many types of jewelry, so here's a selection ready for you to choose your favorite pieces. 

Blue Star Sapphire necklaces, rings, and earrings are showcased and there is even a selection of men's Blue Star Sapphire rings. The Blue Star Sapphire is a favorite gemstone of men for rings. Your man will love one! Buy Blue Star Sapphire jewelry via this page and Blue Star Sapphire gemstones as well! 

You're going to love this collection of Blue Star Sapphires! They make wonderful gifts, too. In a hurry? Click here for Beautiful Blue Star Sapphire Jewelry!

Blue Star Sapphire Rings

Blue Star Sapphire Rings for Women

Blue Star Sapphire jewelry is so beautiful it speaks for itself, so I have made the images large so you can see for yourself. But do pictures ever do sparkly shiny things justice? Rarely, just like the stones in all of these gorgeous Blue Star Sapphire rings.

True works of art! Stunning in White or Yellow gold. These are all real Blue Star Sapphires.

More Blue Star Sapphire Rings for Women

Many beautiful Blue Star Sapphire rings to choose from. These are a few of the different styles of rings available. Click on any photo for more choices!

Blue Star Sapphire Rings for Men

The Blue Star Sapphire is a favorite stone in men’s rings. It all goes back to that idea of Blue Star Sapphires being used as a type of money. An easy way to transport a little wealth. Just wear several rings with this expensive and beautiful stone nd you've got it made. Plus many bankers love it, for the same reason, it has always symbolized wealth. 

Blue Star Sapphire Necklaces

There are many beautiful Blue Star Sapphire necklaces! These are but a few of them! Click on any of the pendants to see more of them!

Blue Star Sapphire Earrings

Blue Star Sapphire Earrings are beautiful and dress up all your outfits. If you are a Blue fan, these are sure to be among your favorite earrings.

Even though these are "created" Blue Star Sapphires, they look as stunning as real ones, and since earrings are easy to lose, they might be an item that is best if it is man made. Then if you lose one, it's not a tragedy.


Blue Star Sapphire Gemstones

Buy a Blue Star Sapphire Stone and Have it Set

These are natural Blue Star Sapphire gemstones so they are quite costly, but if you want a real Blue Star Sapphire, these show 2 of the ones available. Click a photo to see more.

Blue Sapphire Jewelry

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Eye Catching Blue Sapphire Jewelry. If you came here looking for Blue Sapphire jewelry instead of the Blue Star Sapphire, then you’re still in luck, as this is one of the many beautiful Blue Sapphire jewelry pieces available. Blue Sapphires in general are less expensive than Blue Star Sapphires and some people love them even more. Click on the photo to see more gorgeous Blue Sapphire jewelry.
Alluring Design Pear Checkerboard Shape Created Blue Sapphire Pendant Earrings Set in Sterling Silver Rhodium Finish.

Star of India
Famous Blue Star Sapphire

Famous Blue Star SapphireThe Star of India is a 563.35 carat (112.67 g) Star Sapphire, one of the largest such gems in the world. It is almost flawless and is unusual in that it has Stars on both sides of the stone. The Greyish Blue gem was likely mined in Sri Lanka and is housed in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The milky quality of the stone is caused by the traces of the mineral rutile, which is also responsible for the Star effect, known as asterism. The tiny fibers of the mineral, aligned in a three-fold pattern within the gem, reflect incoming light into the Star pattern.

In 1900, wealthy financier J.P. Morgan donated the Star of India to the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West in Manhattan. On October 29, 1964, the famous golf-ball-sized stone was stolen, along with several other gems of note, including the Midnight Star, the DeLong Star Ruby, and the Eagle Diamond. The thieves unlocked a bathroom window during museum open hours, climbed in that night, and found that the Sapphire was the only gem in the collection protected by an alarm – and the battery for that was dead. They raked up the stones and fled the same way they came in. The stones were valued at more than $400,000. Within two days, the notorious cat burglar, smuggler, and one-time surfing champion, Jack Murphy (also known as “Murph the Surf”), was arrested along with two accomplices, later receiving a three-year sentence. Some months later, the uninsured Star of India was recovered in a locker in a Miami bus station. While most of the other gems were also found, the Eagle Diamond was never seen again.

~Text and Photo from Wikipedia

Star of Bombay
Famous Blue Star Sapphire

Blue Star Sapphire
The Star of Bombay is a 182 carat (36.4 g) cabochon-cut Star Sapphire originating from Sri Lanka. The Violet-Blue gem was given to silent film actress Mary Pickford by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. She bequeathed it to the Smithsonian Institution. It is the namesake of the popular alcoholic beverage Bombay Sapphire a British manufactured Gin.

~Text and Photo from Wikipedia

Star of Asia
Famous Blue Star Sapphire

Famous Blue Star SapphireThe Star of Asia is a large, 330 carat cabochon-cut Star Sapphire currently located at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
The stone originates from the Mogok mines of Burma. The gem is noted for its significant size and is considered to be one of the largest of its type. It is also noted for its rich colour and clear Star. It is said to once have belonged to the Maharajah of Jodhpur. It was acquired by the Museum in 1961.

~Text and Photo from Wikipedia

Where to Buy Chocolate Fountains

Chocolate Fountains For Sale Here!

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Lately almost every party I go to seems to have a Chocolate Fountain instead of dessert. I can see why. It's luscious. It's easy. It's actually healthier for you than Cake or Pie. You have heard of the health benefits of Chocolate, right? 

And you dip fruit in it. Healthy! Plus it solves the centerpiece problem. I can't think of a more beautiful centerpiece than a Chocolate Fountain!

So I decided to find a Chocolate Fountain for my own parties, and voila, this page was born. Here is a selection of many colors and sizes of Chocolate Fountains, with accessories and the ingredients for a perfect Chocolate river flowing out of your fountain. 

Yum! Chocolate, easy, and beautiful! How much more can you ask? Enjoy!

Can't wait any longer? Click here to Buy a Chocolate Fountain right now!

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Chocolate Fountains for Sale
In Many Colors

Black Chocolate Fountain 

 Nostalgia CFF965 3-Tier 1 1/2-Pound Capacity Chocolate Fondue Fountain
Manufacturer Description Excerpt: This elegant Chocolate Fountain will add class and a unique touch to any occasion. 

Use it for birthdays, weddings or holiday occasions to bring a sense of fun and indulgence to the mix. 

The 21 inch fountain is made of a beautiful stainless steel.

Stainless Steel Chocolate Fountain

 Nostalgia CFF960 3-Tier 1.5-Pound Capacity Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain
Manufacturer Description Excerpt: This fountain features a 3-tier plastic tower with a stainless steel base. It works as good as it looks, carrying melted White or Brown Chocolate from the base to the top of its tower with a powered auger. 

Give any event the feeling of a "catered affair" by providing your guests with fresh Strawberries, Marshmallows, Pretzels, and other goodies to dip into the flowing Chocolate.

Brown Chocolate Fountain

 Nostalgia CFF300 3-Tier 0.5-Pound Capacity Chocolate Fondue Fountain
Manufacturer Description Excerpt: Create an instant feast for the eyes--and the sweet tooth--with the help of this decadently delicious Chocolate Fountain. 

An elegant centerpiece at parties, open houses, and other special events, the handsome unit offers a fun hands-on way for guests to help themselves to fresh Chocolate-covered Strawberries and other fruits, hand-dipped Cookies, Marshmallows, and more.

Chocolate Poster
Chocolate Kitchen Poster

Chocolate, Cream, Cinnamon

Red Chocolate Fountain

 BELLA 13715 Chocolate Fountain Maker, Red

Manufacturer Description Excerpt: Add to the festive atmosphere of birthdays, dinner parties, and holiday gatherings with this easy-to-use Chocolate Fondue Fountain. Holding up to 2-1/2 quarts of Chocolate, the auger-style fountain features a two-tier tower with a heated Red base. 

Just pour melted Chocolate into the base and switch on the motor; the Chocolate travels up the tower before gently cascading over each tier.

Another Stainless Steel Chocolate Fountain

 Sagler Double-Tower Chocolate Fountain machine Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Description Excerpt: Add to the festive atmosphere of birthday parties, family reunions, and holiday gatherings with this easy-to-use Chocolate Fountain. 

The unit's heated stainless-steel bowl features two separate basins that each hold up to 22 ounces of melted Chocolate-great for serving White and dark or milk Chocolate simultaneously. 

It also comes equipped with an auger-style pump, which draws melted Chocolate up the tower where it then gently cascades down, creating a lovely two-tiered waterfall of melted Chocolate. Ten plastic skewers come included

Mini Chocolate Fountain

 Nostalgia ElectricsTM Mini Chocolate Fondue Fountain
Manufacturer Description Excerpt: Add an elegant and stylish touch to special events with this mini Chocolate Fondue Fountain. 

It's perfect for anything from weddings and birthday parties to fundraisers, barbeques, or baby showers. 

Designed with a plastic base and a two-tier tower, the unit holds up to 2 pounds of Chocolate and is easy to use.

After You Buy a Chocolate Fountain,
You Need Chocolate Fountain Supplies!

Dark Chocolate for Your Chocolate Fountain
Chocolate Fountain Supplies

 Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares, 4 oz

Manufacturer Description Excerpt: Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares, one of Baker’s five flavors of Chocolate baking squares, are great for making Cookies, Fudge, Cakes, Frosting, Brownies, and a whole lot more. 

Baker’s Squares are the top-selling baking squares nationwide because they consistently deliver great taste and are the best melting squares available.

Belgian Chocolate for Your Chocolate Fountain

 Sweet Fountains Signature Milk Chocolate Fondue 3.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Description Excerpt: With incredible Belgian taste and the same quality of Sephra's Premium Fondue Chocolate, Sephra's Belgian Chocolate by Callebaut boasts the intensely rich Chocolate flavor and aroma that makes Belgian chocolate the most sought after Chocolate in the world. 

100% pure, this special recipe made by Callebaut does not require the addition of thinning agents or oil.

Chocolate Fountain Skewers

 1,200 NEW 8

Manufacturer Description Excerpt: Bamboo skewers are non-heat conductive and therefore an ideal tool for appetizer, kabobs, and Chocolate Fountains.

Plus Bamboo is sustainable since it is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Much better to use than wood from slow growing trees. 

I Love Chocolate Apron

I Love Chocolate Apron apron

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A Tour of My Bookcase

Glimpse A Bookcase, Glimpse An Inner Life

Victorian House by Richard Burns

In the old Victorian mansions such as this one, a whole area had a library for all the family books, not just a wimpy bookcase. It was often in the round area of the house.

Whenever I visit anyone, anywhere, I always browse through their books. Library, hotel lobby, friend, acquaintance, doctor or dentist's doesn't matter. 

Of course I ask for permission but no one ever refuses. I think you can get to know a lot about a person by perusing the contents of their bookcases.

Do they have lots and lots of books? Do they have a few cherished ones? What are the subjects? How do they arrange the books? Are they messy or haphazard, or are they methodical? And relevant to the age of the person, what have they chosen to keep after a lifetime of experience?

Or if they are parents, what do they choose/allow for their children?

So here are the contents of my own particular bookcase...and you will know more about me after your tour is over. Enjoy!

If you are shopping for a bookcase, Click here.

Painting is "Victorian House" by Richard Burns, All Rights Reserved. 
Used with Permission (he's my husband)

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Angel of the Dawn  by Richard Burns
Angel of the Dawn © 2009 by Richard Burns

This is by far the largest category of Books

I have religious texts from many religions, and little spiritual postings in many magazines and pamphlets. I have studied world religion extensively.

Eastern, Western, old and new, extreme to mainstream, I have probably studied it.

Just for the sheer story telling power of it, one of my favorites is Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda. I loved it so much that I bought a leather copy!

I also have several Bibles, the Bagavad Gita, and many spiritual books, obscure and not so obscure, including very old ones and many books about Angels.

Autobiography of a Yogi 
Paramahansa Yogananda

One of my favorite books of all time. So well written! You don't have to care about his spiritual practices to appreciate the story he tells. 

Astronomy and Other Science

Here are some of the Science books I have...

~The entire Cosmos series by Carl Sagan
~Many science books by Carl Sagan
~Books by Stephen Hawking
~Books about alchemy, astrophysics, and quantum physics
~Books by Einstein and about him


Of course I have the standard dictionaries, thesaurus, atlas of the world and encyclopedias…plus random “How to” books, like How to train a dog, cut hair, make greeting cards, fix everything, etc.

Art and Artists and Crafts

Moon Angel © 2009 by Richard Burns 

My husband is a working Artist, and I have been an artist off and on all my life too.

So to me, books about art are professional since we both use them for reference in our work.

Here are some of the types of books on my book shelves:

~Interior Design books of all kinds from starting to finishing projects…
~Many books about individual Artists’ works…
~Many books on how to fix up a house and do basic light construction.
~Many books on how to do various crafts and artwork
~Many books on how to sell artwork
~Crochet, knitting, and working with fabrics books
~Patterns for sewing, knitting, and crochet
~Sheet Music

Frontispiece to the Dictionary of Music by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-78), 1768 (Engraving)

Real Estate, Manage Money
Financial Books

I  worked in the field of Real Estate for over 20 years. Here are some categories of books I have.

~How to make money, how to keep it, how to grow it, how to make more of it, how to make it again if you’ve lost it, etc
~Real Estate: How to buy, sell, trade, exchange tax free, find before others
~How to do real estate on the internet
~Many Real Estate text books
~How to start an internet business
~8 shelves of these books!

Financial and Real Estate Books
Help With Finances

I don't love Robert Allen's seminars nor all of his books, but I do love these particular ones. Many life lessons for now and the future.

The One Minute Millionaire: 
The Enlightened Way to Wealth
  Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen

Multiple Streams of Income: How to Generate 
A Lifetime of Unlimited Wealth!
  Robert G. Allen

Natural Area

Travel and Adventure

I love Nature and Travel and have many books about both.

~Huge selection of Natural Wonder books.
~Huge selection of books about National Parks.
~Huge selection of books about birds.
~Collection of maps of cities, states, countries.
~Collection of city guidebooks
~Huge selection of books about Nature in general 
~Examples: Butterflies, rocks, stars, trees, animals,
oceans of the world, shells, etc
~Several shelves worth of these!

Gardening and Herbs

I have a whole bookshelf about gardening and landscaping and photo books of flowers and herbs. And since I’m an Herbalist, I could have listed the herbal ones in the professional section. But since I grow my own herbs for cooking and medicinal uses, I keep the herb books in with the gardening ones. 

My mother’s side of the family owned plantations in the South, and my father’s family are mostly farmers, so I have a gardening background for sure! I love fresh garden vegetables and herbs.

Great Herbal and Gardening Books

Family Area

Children's or Parenting
How to Parent

~How to be a parent, how not to mess up parenting, how to remain sane while you are a parent, especially of teenagers, etc
~How to be a good wife, a good mother, a supermom, a stay at home mom, a good friend, how to get everything on sale, etc
~How to take care of your children when the medical care they are getting is not enough
~What you can do for yourself to stay healthy, what vitamins are good for you, and what areas of the body are these herbs and vitamins good for?
~What about for your children and your pets?

I have 2 shelves for these areas of interest…
and another one with leather bound children’s books I have collected…and favorite fairy tales.

All my photo albums and all my scrapbooks are there too, hidden behind cabinet doors.

Great Parenting Books
How to Parent

Food and Cooking

Since I have travelled so much, I have gotten to enjoy many different cuisines, and sometimes I pick up a cookbook or two while on vacation so I can remember the wonderful food, and have recipes to make some myself. What this means is that I have lots and lots of cookbooks from all over the world….(and shot glasses, but I digress)

Great Cook Books
Easy Cooking



I love to read and write poetry… just love the ability to be concise and convey emotion simultaneously.

Favorite Poets

Kahlil Gibran
James Dillet Freeman
Rod McKuen
e.e. cummings
T.S Eliot
Robert Frost

Here is my favorite e.e.cummings poem
(transcribed exactly the way it was written)

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear, and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are in my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

And here is my favorite James Dillet Freeman poem:


Search as I may, I cannot find
Where my body is and not my mind,
Is the flower not the vine as much as the root?
Are the branches less or more than the fruit?
Let any small leaf fall, the whole
Vine trembles. At the inmost soul
And center of life’s being, none
Is less or more: we are all one.
Did You not say, Lord, You are the vine,
We are the branches, You are the wine!
To put on my humanity,
You had to share yourself with me;
I am the cup, and You are poured
In me, through me, over me, Lord.

Mystery Poster

I Love Mysteries

I have almost all of the Nero Wolfe series of books by Rex Stout, lots of Agatha Christie books, and many Mary Stewart books.

Favorite Authors

Rex Stout
Kurt Vonnegut
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Earnest Hemingway
Dan Brown
Mary Stewart

Some Really Good Classic Books

Need a Bookcase for All Your Books?

I already have 7 bookcases!
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another one soon...

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Books, Books, Books

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Trompe l'Oeil of a Bookcase

So that's me in a bookcase. Better than a nutshell, I hope!