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Friday, March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Concerns

Your safety is paramount to us. We ask all our customers to call to ensure that our store hours have not been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be instituting protective measures for our customers, and our staff, when they visit us.

We also wanted to make sure that you taake into account your jewelry that you already are wearing, or have at home, during this period of frequent hand sanitzer use.

CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content. These sanitizers that use alcohol are benign to jewelry items as alcohol is the main germ-killing ingredient. However, non–alcohol-based ones typically use chlorine-based compounds as germicides. These chlorine compounds could react with water and release free chlorine. Free chlorine radical is very reactive and could cause tarnishing of jewelry, especially if it is made of sterling silver.

Soap can damage the surface of jewelry and cause rhodium to be worn away with consistent use. Remove your rings before washing your hands with soap.

Diamonds and sapphires won’t be damaged by either of the above, but soap and sanitizers can leave a filmy residue on the stones over time, dulling the sparkle, and will likely need an ultrasonic cleaning we can provide. Pearls may lose luster or become discolored with contact to alcohol-based solutions.

Please be safe out there, and we'll see you soon.


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Monday, January 01, 2018

Color your world with Parle Gems

by Bonaci Fine Jewelers
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Idaho Opal & Gem Corp. has come a long way since May 1973, when it was started by a couple of college students mining opal at the Lost Dear Hunt claim in Spencer, Idaho. The growth started when people said they loved the loose stones, but would find it easier to sell the gems if they were mounted in jewelry. IOGC listened to those customers and began to sell opal in very simple jewelry settings.

As the business grew, it began to seek out sources to meet the demand for quality opal jewelry; first looking to Australia to purchase opal rough, and later finding sources for cut Australian opal and opal rough from gem centers in Asia.

They have continued to grown and now create high quality Parlé Jewelry Designs with opal, opal doublets and opal inlay, in addition to over 25 other colored gemstones. Parlé has become a top supplier of Madagascar ruby, Ceylon sapphire as well as fancy color & rainbow sapphire, Brazilian emerald and a selection of natural gemstones of many colors, shapes, & sizes. As their selection has increased, so has their dedication to quality as reflected by membership in and participation with respected industry organizations.

From the dream of a couple of college students to a major player in the American jewelry industry, Parlé Jewelry Designs/Idaho Opal & Gem Corp. has come quite far. Bonaci Fine Jewelers is pleased to carry this line for their clients in and around the Kent, Washington area. We welcome you to come in and see just how vibrant Parlé designs are. Let Bonaci Fine Jewelers and Parlé "Color Your World!"

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