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

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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


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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!

Image: Chocolate Fountain, available below from Amazon.

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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.



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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. 









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My Wonder Woman Mom

My Mother, Wonder Woman

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Mom moved to Heaven on the 4th of July, 2002.

I remember thinking how fitting it was that she left us on that day. Because Mom was a true patriot! She was very proud of her service to our country as an Army nurse, and as an Army wife.

My mother was an incredible human being and a fantastic mother. I don't think she had any idea how great she was, nor would she have wanted any accolades. She was very humble and content to just do good works and leave the glory for others.

Mom was my first "best friend." She was the kind of mother who would listen and never judge. And she was always supportive of my endeavors. Plus she had complete faith and confidence in me, no matter what I did. She is also the most forgiving person I have ever met. There is no one who can ever take her place!

This is her graduation picture, from Nursing School, as an R.N. She was only 20 years old!

On Mother's Day I used to send her a mushy card, and flowers, and take her out to lunch, and look at all her pretty crochet ... because she was a world class weaver of magic with yarn...It was always such a great day to be with her, just the two of us. It seemed so seldom that I got to have her to myself. We all wanted more of her!

Since I can't do that any more, I decided to write this tribute to her. I still can't believe she's gone....

Words to Live By, Mother

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Growing Up

Wonder Woman Mom



As a child her parents had a farm and she had a horse and lots of animals and she never outgrew that love of the outdoors and animals. She also was a very proficient gardener and grew all kinds of food organically everywhere we lived.



Sometime during the depression, my mother’s family were forced to leave the farm, and grandpa opened a restaurant in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. My grandfather survived that time by putting the whole family to work in the restaurant, including
Mom…and survive they did. After the depression my grandfather became a home builder, and an Oklahoma State Judge before he died.

She had always wanted to be a nurse, and she graduated from high school at 17 and immediately enrolled in nurse’s training. After her first two years of nursing school, she started flying lessons and earned her private pilot’s license.

A female pilot was very rare in those days! But Mom would have been a bird if she could have… and she loved going on any ride or experience in the air. Roller Coasters, Ferris Wheels, Hot Air Balloons, Air Gondola Rides, etc. Flying in a plane seemed natural to her!

Meanwhile Pearl Harbor had been bombed on her 18th birthday while she was in school, so she finished her nursing degree and immediately enrolled in the Army Nurse Corps. By the age of 21 she was already a Registered Nurse in the Army.

While serving in Ft.Smith, Arkansas as a nurse, she met my father in the Officer’s Club and they hit it off right away. They got married a month, a week, and a day after they met. This picture is them on their wedding day.


St. Francis of Assisi

This was my mother's favorite prayer. It was posted in every room in our house. I know a lot of nurses love it and maybe that is why she loved it so much. It was also her motto, the set of words she lived by.
The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi



A Mother's Prayer for the World


Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.
Wonderful Wife
Army Wives are Unsung Heroines

After they got married, my father’s job as an Intelligence Officer took him all over the world, so she left the service as an officer, and became an “Army wife.”

This meant she got to travel all over, and that fueled a wanderlust that never left her. Growing up we went away at least once a month my whole life. The beach was our second home! But we also went to all kinds of National Parks and monuments. Mom wanted to see all the states, and I think she did get to see most of them.

But the wives of Army men don’t get the credit they deserve, in my opinion. We moved very often, and it was Mom who organized the whole thing. Somehow it went very smoothly always. It was not until I started moving a lot on my own that I realized all the logistics involved and I still wonder how she did that so often with 5 children!
Amazing!

In addition, whatever my Father needed was handled. If he wanted to bring some single men home for a home cooked meal, she added a table leaf, and we had company. And if Dad needed to go to a school for the Army, she either packed us up to go with him, or she took care of everything in his absence. Not once did I ever hear her complain. Whatever the Army wanted was okay. She viewed it as her patriotic duty.




Mom Lived Her Life in Service

Wonder Woman Mom


Sometimes while I was growing up, Mom would work part time as a nurse, because she really liked it. But mostly she just put her talents to use volunteering. She was always very involved in Girl Scouts, as a leader and an organizer, and as a chaperone for our events. And she was always involved in our school activities, as a room mother, and a helper to teachers whenever they asked…and of course, the Church…doing charity work.

But as a mother of a special needs child, she had her days full anyway! My sister was autistic and needed constant attention. My parents refused to institutionalize her so her care fell to Mom, (and me, as the oldest), because Dad had so much work to do all the time. Plus, she was very busy with 5 children to care for, and a garden to tend, and sewing to do!




Dutiful Daughter

Here she is at Sweet 16


When my maternal grandparents got older and could not really care for themselves the way my parents thought they needed to be taken care of, Mom and Dad had a family conference, and it was decided that my grandparents would come and live at our family home. So Mom and Dad turned our garage into an incredible apartment for them and Mom became their caregiver. I was already in college, so not there to help any more.

We all loved having them! But it was more work for Mom. True to her nature, she never complained. I remember thinking how nice it would be for her to have some time off just for herself, but it never happened. She cared for them and my sister till they all passed away.
Mom Finally Got Honored for Her Service




In 1994 the United States dedicated a memorial to Women in the Military in Washington, D.C. and my Mother was invited to the ceremony!

This is when I found out that she was one of the first nurses accepted into the Army Nurse Corps. Both Mom and Dad always told me the other one was amazing, but it was not until they were both older that I learned what accomplished people they were. They were both very humble.

In all those years she never really talked about her time in the Army, but when she got invited to that ceremony, she was happier than I had seen her since my Grandparents died. She and Dad went to the ceremony and had a grand time, and we were all so proud of her!

She finally told me a little about her service and the terrible wounds and the toll war took on soldiers and their families. It turns out she was a career Nurse Officer, but of course, once she met my Father, she gave it up to go where he went. However, she was very patriotic and felt it her duty to help the sick and the servicemen which is why she voluteered for the Red Cross. The medal and the ceremony were very important to her.

Here is the front of the medal/coin issued by the U.S. Mint to honor the Women in the Military. Dad had it made into a necklace for her, and I have it, with her dogtags hanging on my mirror so I can see it every morning.
Here is the Reverse of the Medal/Coin




The coin is legal tender, but I could never part with it!

This side of the coin depicts the actual memorial in Washington, D.C.
Monet Print of Child in an Artist's Garden



~It Has Always Reminded Me of Her and I






Mom Loved to Read and Crochet

And Garden, and Collect Shells, and Rocks...


Sometimes when I think of her, I marvel at how much she influenced me! She loved to read; I love to read. She loved to sew and crochet; so do I. She collected shells and rocks; I do too. We both loved planting food and watching it grow. Sometimes I think we are twin souls.

In this picture of us in France, I am 6, and as in most of the pictures I have of her and us kids, she is holding my shoulders. I felt I was her favorite. She could read me like a book and seemed to understand whatever was going on with me, without explanation.

And it is because the things she most liked to do needed her vision that I think it is particularly cruel that fate took her vision in her later years. For the last few years of her life, Mom was almost blind and could no longer read. She could still crochet, and did, but it was slow going since she could not see her work, and sewing was out of the question because she could not see the needle. I was so sad for her! This woman who did nothing but give of herself her entire life was deprived of her favorite hobbies…

But at least when she was getting ready to leave us, she got to have us around her, and that was some comfort to her, for which I am grateful. We were all with her in that room, a morning I will never forget or get over.

Thank you Mom, for being my Mother!

Mother's Love 
 
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