The truth is I don’t know anything about Amber but when I saw an amber beaded necklace on OnlineAuction.com I knew I had to get my bidding paddle out and win these! What better way to learn then when you are all the way committed?
I read Amber is a gemstone being used since the ice age? Wow! Organic material belonging to the vegetable family hmm… no kidding. A hardened fossilized species of pine. These trees grew around 45 million years ago, in forests located in the European mainland, which is known to us today as the Baltic region.
I guess there are many plastic imitations, but these can be tested by putting the gemstone in saturated salt solution, one made of plastic or other material will sink, the natural gemstone will float! Also, if heated, the Amber bead will emit a sweet smell a bead made of some other material will be pungent. I read also that real Amber Beads could have positive effects on my personality and life! Sheesh, I guess I should of bought some Amber beads years ago! LOL!
The most valuable amber has a rich and intense color of a red hue.
Maybe if I woke at 4:00 am I would have enough hours in the day to figure out my blog! I still am learning, so hang in there with me! I started this blog for myself really, I wanted a place to store all the things I am interested in and I am learning about. I find history fascinating, which is actually kind of funny because I didn’t have much interest for it when I was in school! I love to do research; it’s great to be able to learn new things everyday. I am terrible at spelling and punctuation but give me a camera and “its all good!” I truly believe everything we have here on earth is borrowed as well as our time. For myself it’s really not about owning something that holds greatness, but the history and the story now that’s “everything!”
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
[BRONTË, Charlotte]. Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell. London: Smith Elder, 1847.
Price Realized $40,000 Price includes buyer’s premium
[BRONTË, Charlotte]. Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell. London: Smith Elder, 1847.
3 volumes, 8o. Half-titles, publisher’s 32-page catalogue dated October 1847 preceded by inset fly title dated June 1847 and one advertising leaf for The Calcutta Review at end of volume I. Original plum cloth, covers ….
I dragged my husband and daughters to see this movie, what a brilliant film! The characters were so defined and the acting was so passionate. Only the BBC can make movies like this as they are true to history and set with accurate authenticity.
Jane Eyre “is not the role to be vain with,” says Wasikowska
Seller Letsplaytagsales on OnlineAuction.com is featured Tuesdays on TruTV’s BIG BRIAN: THE FORTUNE SELLER! I personally have bought some great things from Anna, a delightful Mahjong set, a must-have Gucci purse, french perfume, and my latest purchase very old charming Amber beads that I have been looking for forever! I asked Anna to give me a quote so I could put on my blog and so she did…..”its not what you wear its how you wear it” Anna TruTV
Hey thanks Anna! I probably should of asked my friend for her autograph….dang it!
BIG BRIAN: THE FORTUNE SELLER 10 p.m. EDT Tuesday truTV Anna the Jewelry Expert
Forget dollar signs, jewelry expert Anna Dray dreams about diamonds, rubies and pearls. Anna and her boyfriend Vinny are new to the team, but both have loads of experience in sales. After 20 years of working in jewelry, Anna’s expert eye for great finds, coupled with her sharp mind, good looks and unbeatable knack for schmoozing with customers are undeniable assets for 2MuchStuff4Me. Although Brian has been known to scold Anna for her over jealousness about bringing incense, candles, and sage into houses to ward off negative energy and spirits, he knows a rare gem when he sees one – and that’s Anna.
I thought you’d never guess. My favourite – hot chocolate!
fetching $4,300 was this unmarked R.S. Prussia service with chocolate pot, four cups, six saucers, sugar and creamer.
R.S. Prussia — a 15-inch Carnation mold centerpiece bowl and a 13-piece service, also in the Carnation mold — realized identical selling prices of $4,300 at a multi-estate sale conducted January 22 by Woody Auction. The event took place in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center. It was an absolute auction, with no minimums or reserves.
Hot chocolate (also known as hot cocoa or just cocoa) is a heatedbeverage typically consisting of shaved chocolate, melted chocolate or cocoa powder, heated milk or water, and sugar. Drinking chocolate is similar to hot chocolate, but is made from melted chocolate shavings or paste rather than a powdered mix that’s soluble in water.
The first chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayan peoples around 2,000 years ago, and a cocoa beverage was an essential part of Aztec culture by 1400 AD. The beverage became popular in Europe after being introduced from Mexico in the New World, and has undergone multiple changes since then. Until the 19th century, hot chocolate was even used medicinally to treat ailments such as stomach diseases. Today, hot chocolate is consumed throughout the world and comes in multiple variations including the very thick cioccolata densa served in Italy, and the thinner hot cocoa that is typically consumed in the United States.
If you’re like me you cherish the time you have for yourself! I don’t play golf or tennis, I don’t run, I am terrible at cards. I don’t knit, I’m horrid at sewing. I rarely fish, or hike I do like to walk, but I’m poor at skiing. I do however like to treasure hunt! If I’m not treasure hunting, I’m reading about treasure to be hunted. I’ve successfully taught my daughters to hunt also, just like a bear teaches her cubs. Constantly, they amaze me with the knowledge they have amassed in such a short time. Fueled up on cappuccinos and armed with bottles of hand sanitizer we set out. I hear voices chattering directing me to sometimes the worst looking thrift shop, my girls constantly advising me how some of the best treasures are found in the most unlikely places! Furthermore, I heed their advice and we venture in.
This weeks treasure’s an old leather purse. I remember casting it aside before a flash of gold caught my eye. A gold pendant someone had mounted on an old worn black leather purse. The pendant looked tarnished; the initials were my husbands, and on the back was a moon and rhinestones for stars! I knew I had to have it. I tossed the old thing in my basket along with: Italian cowboy boots, a Fendi purse and several cashmere sweaters.
… I guess $12.95 wasn’t too much to pay for the old dirty black purse after all! Upon making a detailed inspection of the pendant, it turned out to be 18 k rose gold, with mine cut diamonds.. and just think of the great story I get to tell when I wear it!
“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
The red rose also has an interesting place in the history of England. Opposing factions in York and Lancaster fought for control over England in the 15th century. York was synonymous with the white rose and Lancaster with the red rose. In fact, the friction between these warring factions led to the coining of the term ‘War of the Roses’. Lancaster emerged victorious, but this victory did not spell defeat for York. Tudor Henry VII and his bride from York facilitated the symbolic union of red rose and the white rose, and gave England ‘the Rose of England’.
Doug Devine instrumental in the raising of the Hunley
Shiloh April 6, 1862, My life Preserver G. E. D. (Lt. Dixon’s initials)
Have you ever been to a dinner party seated next to a person who extravagantly boasts about the things they have done? Yet, across from where you sit the humble gentleman who never says a word, if he did therein would lie the extraordinary story that you would love to hear. The Hunley, have you heard of it? My friend Doug Devine director of OnlineAuction.com could tell you of it, of course, you would have to ask, Mr. Devine has accomplished many things but the Hunley is what I want to talk of. The hand-cranked Confederate Hunley rammed a black powder charge into the Union blockade ship Housatonic on Feb. 17, 1864, becoming the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.
. …The H.L. Hunley and its eight-man crew were preserved for more than 140 years under silt.
Life has its surprises, doesn’t it? Getting a call to be a part of this historical project probably wasn’t what Doug thought his day would entail as he drank his coffee that morning. Mr. Devine owner of Pacific Survey has been involved with measuring technologies for more than 25 years; he was instrumental in the raising of the Hunley. Using computer models, advanced measuring and analytical instrumentation the recovery plans were developed to ensure the safety of this historical project – the only one of its kind on the planet today. August 8, 2000, was a joyful day in Charleston. After five years of planning and fund-raising, the Hunley was raised from beneath 3 feet of sand and 27 feet of water from its resting place, four miles off Sullivan’s Island. The tube-shaped boat was forty feet long and four feet deep. There was barely enough room for eight men. Inside, the men would use candles for light; they would sit on a wood bench and turn a shaft that moved the propeller. The Hunley’s whereabouts remained unknown until divers, funded by author Clive Cussler, discovered the sunken vessel in 1995, 4 miles off the Carolina coast.
If you read the fascinating story about the Hunley and crew member George Dixon you will hear of the famous gold coin that Queenie Bennett gave him “Hold this keepsake close, to remember my love and bring you good luck.” In 1864 George was leaving Mobile, Alabama to fight with the Confederate Army of the South. It’s rumored George slipped the gold coin into the left pocket of his trousers, and in the fierce fight at the Battle of Shiloh he was shot, he fell to the ground but the gold coin stopped the bullet and saved his life. Later, he had the coin inscribed “Shiloh April 6, 1862, My Life Preserver.”… “The Story of the H.L Hunley and Queenie’s Coin” by Fran Hawk. The coin is on display today at the Hunley Exhibit. Horace Hunley, a wealthy Southerner who lived in Mobile, and helped George Dixon and others build and pay for the submarine the H.L. Hunley. If you know me at all you know I tend to be a romanticist. Queenie did eventually remarry but I wonder if her heart was forever broken just like the broken vessel that lay mysteriously unearthed in the Atlantic Ocean all those years. I can’t wait to someday go to the museum and see it for myself.
I’m sure there was much speculation that a tiny vessel could sink the great USS Housatonic Union Ship. The same speculation that the Hunley would even be found, let alone raised and preserved. But a few people with a vision that stayed steadfast in what they believed did it. That’s what Mr. Devine brings to our company, a vision and positive attitude to get the job done even when others say it can’t be done.
I love the quote by Isabelle De Borchegrave who says, “No one truly invents anything; you always build on the Past.”
Three-dimensional laser scan of the submarine exterior and interior utilizing the ‘Cyrax system’ to provide a high resolution digital record of the submarine, which allows for the creation of a lines plan and detailed measured and accurate plans of construction details. The project team employed on the Cyrax documentation of H.L. Hunley, Epic Scan/Pacific Survey, performed this work. A big thanks to Doug DeVine and Carlos Velasquez!
Juliette Gordon Low was almost completely deaf, yet she never let her disability prevent her from accomplishing her goals.
Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. “Daisy,” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was the second of six children of William Washington Gordon II and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon. Family members on her father’s side were early settlers in New Jersey and moved to Georgia after the Revolutionary War, and her mother’s family played an important role in the founding of Chicago, Illinois.A sensitive and talented youngster, Daisy Gordon spent a happy childhood in her large Savannah home, which was purchased and restored by Girl Scouts of the USA in 1953. Now known as the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center, or often referred to as the Birthplace, the handsome English Regency house was designated a registered National Historic Landmark in 1965, the first in Savannah. Read more!
NEW DELHI: Unrest in the Arab world has been rocking Indian stocks, taking the bottom out of key indices, but it has also led to the prices of silver, of which the country is the largest importer,
“Silver prices have sky rocketed as much as 240 per cent in the past four years. It is at an all-time high of Rs 49,955 per kg. It can breach the Rs 50,000-mark any day,” said Pawan Verma who runs one of the largest jewellery stores in the capital’s old quarters.
“One of the key factors right now is the international buying spree, which is also partly based out of China. Both gold and silver are seeing enormous demand. Then there is this Gulf unrest. All are only fuelling prices, not pulling down demand,” Verma said.