Author: Doug Jones

  • Just Imagine

    July 6, 2015

    Doug will soon be off again traveling the world for beautiful stones. This time he will focus on pearls in Hong Kong. Doug has a natural eye for the unusual as well as for quality. When he looks at glistening gemstones or lustrous strands of pearls, he envisions beautiful finished…

  • Organic Gemstones

    July 6, 2015

    What makes a gemstone? To be considered a gem, a substance has to be beautiful, usually in terms of its color and the way it reflects light. It also has to be rare and durable. Gems are either minerals, which have a regular internal structure and fixed chemical composition, or…

  • Graduating

    July 6, 2015

    Time flies! Trite but true. Just ask a mother of a graduating senior who wonders, “Where has the time gone!? Yesterday he was holding my hand while we walked across the parking lot.” For you mothers of graduating seniors we have “Buy One Watch, Get One Free.” This promotion has…

  • Jill’s Here

    July 6, 2015

    Jill is joining the Dale’s Team and we are happy to have her aboard. This is such a great place to work and she is going to love it. Our customers are going to enjoy her, as well. Welcome aboard, Jill.

  • Geraniums

    November 30, 2011

    Geraniums mark SUMMER in my backyard. Pots overflowing with petunias, marigolds, vines, and bold, beautiful geraniums create my own little bit of heaven. On a beautiful summer morning I love sitting among my flowers, under the quakies, reading my kindle. All those beautiful colors repeating themselves in nature, teaching us…

  • Citrine

    November 7, 2011

    What is citrine? How do pearls form? What is the “king of gems? If you like gemstones here are a few answers for you, beginning this week with citrine. Citrine belongs in the quarts family and is colored golden by the iron content. It derives its name from its color…

  • A-Dream

    September 15, 2011

    Today my “alter ego” walked into the store. She lives my dream life – except my reality gets in the way. She lives in the countryside and rides Tennessee Walkers—those gorgeous horses that SCARE me– thus, my dose of reality. Doug has a new ring designed with a slightly “American…

  • Huge Yellow Diamond

    August 15, 2011

    A 43.51-carat yellow diamond (just a little bauble) known as the “Golden Eye” was seized in a federal drug and money-laundering investigation in northeast Ohio. It’s going on the auction block with the minimum starting bid at $900,000. Get out your penny jars!

  • Aspen Hill

    July 25, 2011

    Driving up Ashton Hill awakens in me that feeling of being ”whole”, nurtured by God’s creations. I imagine the delicate leaves of the quaking aspens applauding life as the sun warms the morning. I feel the nurturing boughs of the tall pines enfolding me, whispering, “Isn’t life a blessing!” I…

  • Breakfast On The Boulevard

    July 1, 2011

    My friend Vaunita loves to cook and share her food. Every Fourth of July for the past umpteen years (I wish I could you exactly how many) she has cooked a free big, county breakfast for friends and neighbors before the parade. Her husband, Monte, helps by hauling tables, setting…