Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • December 9, 2009 ������������������ (ARA) You probably have some important women to shop for this season – maybe a wife or daughter, your mom or sister. Need some ideas? Think jewelry. The wide variety of gem colors, shapes and sizes could make finding the perfect jewelry gift a little intimidating. But even if you have procrastinated and now are looking for a last-minute gift, a little background information on jewelry will make your search easier. Work with a jeweler who has received Better Business Bureau high scores and is a member of industry associations such as The Jewelers Vigilance Committee and The Cultured Pearls Association of America. Be sure to ask for liberal return policies. When looking for jewelry, some of the more popular gems to consider include: Amethyst. There are many legends about this deep purple gem. The birthstone for February, amethyst is quartz, found all around the world, and has created an aura of mystery because of how heat and light can change the color of the stone. These stones look great in rings, drop necklaces, and earrings. While amethyst is hard and resistant to damage caused by wear, sunlight and black lights can affect the color of the stone. A gift of jewelry for special women in your life Emerald. A bit more expensive, the emerald with its deep green color is said to bring good luck and well-being to a wearer. Good quality emeralds are more rare than amethysts because the gem is easily flawed. Because of the strong color, emeralds work well in rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings and mix well with other colors. Emeralds require a little extra care when wearing. Cleaning solvents can remove the seal usually applied to the stone to protect the fine pores of the gem’s surface. Remove the jewelry before immersing in cleaning agents such as soapy water. Pearls are in a different category from the rest of the gem stones, partly because they come in so many different shapes and colors. Popular styles are freshwater pearls – ranging from pastel pinks and whites to a light purple color – and Akoya pearls – also known as the classic pearls, known for their perfect round shape and hint of a pink overtone to the color. The versatility of cultured pearls allows them to be worn with almost any outfit and they effortlessly transition from day to night adding instant fashion and elegance. Pearls make a fabulous jewelry gift. A classic white strand of pearls around the neck, a simple pair of pearl earrings, or a stunning bracelet of baroque pearls can reflect the luxury and good taste of the women who will receive them. Pearls are affordable, elegant, and ver- satile. Shoppers will find a range of colors and shapes of pearls placed in thousands of different jewelry designs and settings. Your Remote Control HQ Featuring: You’re Source for R/C (Radio Control) Hobbyists KITS AND READY TO RUN, GAS / ELECTRIC CARS, BOATS, TRUCKS, BUGGIES, AIRPLANES, HELICOPTERS! Extensive Parts for the Above to Keep You On the Road and In the Air! We Specialize In Repairing and Customizing! Extremely Knowledgeable Staff Waiting to Assist Your Every Need! Too Many Features to List, So Come On In to See for Yourself! Located in the Center of Center Court Plaza Stores, Across from Nellie’s Place, North of Matthew’s Diner, to the Rear of Flowers by Joan. Just South of the Wyckoff Avenue Intersection on Franklin Turnpike. Stop in 10 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick 201-445-8080 • Email: e Same as the Stor ganized Racing. on Saturday, Or ore to Reserve Call the St n ne. Call or See Ro Your Racing La ore. d Steve at the St an : Mini Z Trackter 7 PM Hours. Af Dec. 8 - Dec.12 ���������������������������������� �������������� ��������� ���������� ������������ �������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������� � ��������� ������������������ �������������� ���������������� ���������� �������� ��������� �������� ������������� • Hudson Jeans • Butter • Ed Hardy • Pinc •Us Angels • Little Mass • Le Tout Petite • 7 For All Mankind 201.847.8243 �������