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Win a Free Pair of Red Copper Patinated Lily Pad Earrings – April 2010 Jewelry Freebie

For April, win these beautiful Raku-style textured Red Patinated Copper Earrings by entering your email address on any pop-up hang-tag that appears on www.johnsbrana.com or on the entry form below.  Your entry carries over month to month, so there’s no need to re-enter every month. Each month will feature a different piece of jewelry, so enter now! Click here to see the contest rules. Congrats to our March 2010 Jewelry Freebie Winner – Lucy Lee of Orange County,  CA !! Recommended …

The Gemstone of Success – Citrine

Known as the “success stone,” pale yellow Citrine, the gemstone for November, suffers from a case of mistaken identity that sometimes keeps gem lovers away from its beauty and benefits. In nature the color of Citrine, a quartz crystal, ranges from pale yellow to brown. When cut into a gemstone, Citrine is virtually impossible to tell visually from the more valuable Yellow Topaz. This has led unscrupulous dealers to substitute Citrine for Yellow Topaz, much to the chagrin of bilked …