Monday, June 12, 2017

Change is Here


 Cliptomania.com's new website has gone live. We upgraded the website and are working on a different sales platform.

 One of the changes is one page for entering payment information including allowing customers to order as guests without creating an account. Also if you have a PayPal account you can pay with it instead of entering credit card information.   We will also be able to offer discounts and sales we have not been able to offer before like buy one get one free.   To celebrate this new chapter, Cliptomania.com is offering free shipping and handling on orders $25 and up until June 21st.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Glitter: Clear & Colorful @ Cliptomania



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Crystal Heart & Round CZ Stud Clip On Dangle Earrings








Crystal Z Clip On Earrings








Multi-crystal Flower Clip On Buttons





Sparklin' Ovals Clip On Earrings






Crystal Crazy Teardrop Clip On Earrings





Crystal Purple Clip on Earrings

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Gemstone: Ruby

Multi Gemstone Earrings, Bracelet & Ring
Multi Gemstone Earrings, Bracelet & Ring
Note: Only the bracelet and ring feature ruby





The gemstone ruby is a corundum or aluminum oxide whose name comes from the Latin word ruber which means red.  This gemstone is found in over a dozen countries worldwide including in the United States.  Other varieties of gem quality corundum known as sapphires.  All natural rubies have imperfections in them including color impurities and inclusions of rutile needles called silk. Gemologists use rutile needles to distinguish natural rubies from synthetics, stimulants, or ruby substitutes that lack silk.

Natural ruby colors include all shades of red including pink.  They also have primary hues in addition to its natural color these include a vibrant shade of red called pigeons blood as well as other colors such as  orange, yellow, green, violet, or the most popular hue blue.  And rubies can also have a secondary hue or color. The possible colors include: orange, purple, violet, or pink. Determination of a ruby's grade through analysis of their color, cut clarity and weight.  Color is the most important evaluation specifically from hue, saturation and tone.

The most common cuts for rubies are oval and cushions which hold up best.  However rubies can also be cut circular, triangular, emerald cut, pear, marquise cuts all of which do not always hold up as well. Generally the size of a ruby is under a karat to keep cost reasonable any larger and its price will vary greatly.

Rubies are generally heat-treated to cut down on or eradicate impurities inside of the natural fractures in the gemstone. Or a rough ruby is only given a pre-polish and maybe a cleaning with hydrogen fluoride.   If there are fractures in the specimen lead glass fills them in.  Or if the gemstone’s color is lacking a glass powder with copper and another metal oxide like sodium or calcium are given a try to enhance the natural color of the ruby.  Otherwise rubies are left as natural as possible.

Cliptomania.com carries ruby jewelry including rings, bracelets and earrings from designers such as Michelle Pressler, Michal Golan, ThereseMade , and Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals.

All gemstones including ruby can safely be cleaned with warn soapy water with or without using a tooth-brush.  After cleaning the gemstone wipe it with a soft cloth.  Avoid contact of any type of gemstone with household cleaning chemicals and protect them from extreme heat to prevent permanent damage to the gemstone.

Always store gemstone jewelry inside a fabric lined box or wrap it in a soft cloth then store it separately from other gemstones.











References: gemselect.com and minerals.net
 









Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hello Spring

Spring is here and cliptomania is celebrating it with a rainbow of colors!







Art Glass Clip on Drop Earrings



These beauties come in Watermelon Pickel (left) and Mardi Gras (right) and symbolize celebration and fun!



Jewel Glass Dangles Clip on Earrings






These clip on earrings make me think of the flowers that bloom in the spring season


Plumeria Blooms Clip On Earrings





See these and other earrings at cliptomania.com in a section called My Favorite Color.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Drops & Dangles @ Cliptomania.com


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Luminous Silver Boho Clip on Drop Earrings








Boho Bead Modern Clip on Drop Earrings










Two Bead Clip on Drop Earrings






Beaded Charm Clip on Earrings





Rainbow Multi-Cluster Clip On Earrings




Light Blue Carved Clip-on Drop Earrings









Wire Bead Clip On Earrings




Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Colors!

One would think the colors of winter would induce chills but actually many of them remind us of a fond holiday, fit a particular fashion trend, or simply just make us feel good inside or improve our mood.








 All the colors of holiday ornaments and the sparkle of the season are in these clip on buttons!

 Crystal Dotted Non-pierced Dome Earrings
Crystal Dotted Non-pierced Dome Earrings





 The richness of purple and navy are just perfect for winter as seen in these Hula Dangle Clip on Earrings!
Hula Dangle Clip On Earrings



The pop of green & gold remind me of tinsel and Christmas trees and the striking black and grey remind me of the night sky.

Saturated Color Q3 Art NP Earrings
Saturated Color Q3 Art Non-pierced Earrings




These Faux Fur and Chain Clip On Drop Earrings sure make me forget the bitter cold! 

Faux Fur and Chain Clip on Drop Earrings