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Saints Medals for June

Many  saints are celebrated in the month of June, but several stand out due to their fame or popularity including St. Anthony of  Padua (June 13), St. John the Baptist (June 24), St. Lazarus (June 13), St. Peter the Apostle (June 29), and Saint Paul the Apostle (June 29). For people named after these saints, each saint holds special significance and often prayers are offered to the Saints asking for their special help, intercession, and protection. St. Anthony is known as the Saint who helps people find lost or stolen items. St. Lazarus is the patron saint of lepers. St. John the Baptist is the patron saint of    builders, tailors, printers, baptism, conversion to faith, people dealing with the effects of storms, and people in need of healing from spasms or seizures. Saint Paul the Apostle is the patron saint of  St. Paul is the patron saint of writers, journalists, publishers, rope makers, saddle makers, tent makers, and musicians. St. Peter the Apostle is the patron saint of  old

VE Day--Remember our Veterans

VE Day or Victory in Europe Day commemorates the Victory of Allied forces over Nazi Germany and the Axis powers. German forces had actually ceased fighting on May 2 and formally surrendered on May 7. The surrender of all German forces was scheduled for May 8 at 11:01 a.m. The original schedule had been set for May 9, but when reporters learned of the planned date, the U.S. and Britain moved the date to May 8, 1945. However, Russia continues to celebrate VE day on the originally planned date of May 9. VE day is especially significant for me personally. My father, Billy E. Bays, was in the U.S. Marine Corps. Although he was fortunate never to have seen combat in Europe, a few months later he had his orders to ship out to fight in the Pacific Theater, but again he was fortunate that the war against Japan ended before he had to ship out. My uncle Benny Bays served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne division. He fought in North Africa, Sicily, and in the Normandy invasion. He was wou
Here is a wonderful video about the history of St. Valentine's Day. Enjoy.
January Birthdays and the Garnet Celebrating all our January birthdays! You have the gorgeous Garnet to claim as your birthstone. The history and lore of your birthstone goes back to what is believed to be its naming in Roman times. It was called "garabatus" in Latin for seed-like referring to the seeds of the Pomegranate. Garnets were the symbols of protection for travelers and soldiers. They were even thought to protect from nightmares. The Garnet represents sincerity, loyalty, devotion, trust and friendship. The heart shaped garnet ring is a wonderful gift to combine a January Birthday gift with an early Valentine's day gift. Garnet Cross Garnet Heart Ring Garnet stones come in cabochon form, step cuts, checkerboard cuts, and faceted cuts. Some garnets are not cut but polished into a round shape called a cabochon. The cabochon is more appropriate for garnets that are more opaque and would not look good as cut gemstones. (First stone pictured below: c
JEWELRY INSURANCE IS ASSURANCE. If any of your special moment jewelry was damaged, lost or stolen, how would you feel? Here are some tips to prevent issues and ... give you peace in wearing your jewelry: - GET A CURRENT APPRAISAL (Independent appraisal companies provide written documentation with photos of your pieces that insurance companies require to give accurate insurance.) - INSURE FOR REPLACEMENT VALUE (Whether you insure with a Rider on your Homeowner's Policy or you select one of many Jewelry Insurance products, buy appropriate coverage.) - PROFESSIONAL JEWELRY INSPECTIONS EVERY 6 MONTHS (Just like your car needs oil regularly, your jewelry needs an inspection every 6 months to be preventative with damaged or lost stones and proper upkeep of the precious metal setting.) Visit our website for more tips on care and maintenance of your jewelry: Viridian Gold