The Holiday Season is here and now is a great time to give someone a gift they will treasure forever! Birthstone Jewelry is such a gift because virtually everyone identifies with their birth month, zodiac sign and of course, their Birthstone! Choose from a wide variety of birthstone offered on OROLATINA.com® including, but not limited to:
…and MUCH MORE! Go to our Gemstone Jewelrypage for a complete list of Birthstone Jewelry!
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All OROLATINA® Gold Jewelry is Fine 14 Karat Gold Jewelry. We do not sell “gold fill” or “gold plated” jewelry of any kind. OROLATINA® is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and has held that rating for nearly 10 years! Let the quality of our service, the quality of our website, and the quality of our product make you a loyal OROLATINA® Customer for years to come!
30 Days From Christmas Money Back Guarantee
Finally, OROLATINA® is pleased to announce our 30 Days From Christmas Return Policy is now in effect! Make a purchase at any time, now through December 25th, and receive a 30
Days From Christmas Money Back Guarantee. We believe this appropriate given that most customers will be unable to evaluate their purchase until they open their gifts on Christmas Day. Therefore all returns for purchases between December 1st and December 25th 2016 must be returned to and received by OROLATINA® by close of business on January 23rd, 2017 in order to receive a 100% Money Back Refund.
Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!
Another wonderful Christmas has come and gone and we now look forward to a New Year in 2016! Normally, I would expound upon our year end clearance sale, and go into detail on many of the new items & collections we recently received in inventory, such as our beautiful new collection of diamond bracelets, or cameo jewelry. However, in turning over a new leaf, or changing with the times, or perhaps we can call it a New Year’s Resolution, I have decided to go into a different subject:
THE FOLLY OF SALES & “DISCOUNTS”
Retailers around the world, including OROLATINA®, must now make room for their 2016 Merchandise.
Interestingly, customers (the general public for the most part), are often not able to distinguish between a retailer and a discount-retailer and a retailer who, because of a simple lack of overhead (like most Internet-only retailers), set prices very low. Customers are of course, naturally drawn to bigger and bigger discount advertisements (such as 80% Off), more than they are to advertisements purporting smaller discounts (20% Off). Most retailers deliberately create an inflated number, that no sane human being on even an above average budget would purchase items for. Then they discount the merchandise by 50/60/70/80% to get to a number where many, if not at least some, can not only afford the item, but the customer also receives a perceived value and it makes them feel like they “got a deal”. This makes a person wonder, who, if anyone, did purchase the items at full price, or at less of a discount; and by extension, allowed themselves to be fleeced by the very business they are patronizing?
OROLATINA® prices most of it’s jewelry, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR (every year for the past 10 years), at or near 50% off of Retail (also known as Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, or MSRP). This means, even when there is/was not a specific sale being advertised, our customers are ALWAYS receiving approximately 50% off of retail store prices on quality gold jewelry, diamond jewelry and gemstone jewelry. Therefore, when OROLATINA® runs a 20% off sale, items are then actually priced at 60% Off Retail Store Prices. For example, the MSRP let us say that a 14K Gold Men’s Masonic Ring has an MSRP of $1000.00. The every day price on OROLATINA.com® is then $500.00. If OROLATINA® runs a 20% off sale, the ring is now priced at $400.00 (or 20% of $500.00).
Many retailers, in an effort to “one up the other”, inflate the MSRP to a ridiculous number so they can publish an 80% Off Sale, still make a profit, and not be found advertising falsely. We found our most recent 20% off sale (Christmas) to be a bit of a disappointment. We discovered that website visitors (prospective customers) are typically unaware of this “Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other” scenario; and only those who were looking at “Pricing per Gram” were able to differentiate the difference between our pricing and our competitors pricing, and then made a purchase on OROLATINA.com®! In fact, until the past year, OROLATINA® NEVER ran a sale or ad campaign indicating a special “sale” of any kind. Our efforts were mainly focused on customer service, product selection, and search engine optimization (SEO). Paid Marketing and generation of marketing materials, until recently, was put to the side.
Unfortunately, OROLATINA® does not have the budget to educate the entire world on the Folly of Sales & Discounts and Retailer Pricing; and therefore in the future, we will adhere to a legitimate, more industry standard approach to our marketing of products and discounts. We will continue to have the same every day low pricing, which fluctuates with the 2nd London Fix Price of Gold (the market price of gold); only our marketing statements & value proposition will be communicated differently.
It pleases us that the customer base we have developed over the past 10 years is one of educated jewelry buyers who recognize value and take the time to divide the price by the weight, and then compare their results to the offerings of our competitors. It is unusual for any retailer to compete with our pricing, and as it happens, the large the retailer, the less likely they are to be able to compete; another concept that is seemingly counter-intuitive. This only becomes more difficult for the consumer when the offering of the retailer cannot be properly compared, such as with items only offered (or seemingly only offered by) the one retailer. In this case, comparison is impossible. Historically, we have had a mix of these experiences with our customers, because many of the items we carry are generally not carried anywhere else. We plan to continue refining our inventory to create a selection that continues to evolve towards an OROLATINA®-branded uniqueness, hence our recently trademarked slogan “From the Chic, to the Unique®”
From all of us in the OROLATINA® Family, to all of you and your families, we wish you peace and prosperity in 2016!
Happy Holidays Everyone! Christmas is almost upon us and OROLATINA® is now offering FREE 2-Day Insured Shipping and Free Overnight Shipping for orders over $500 Dollars! Save 20% OFF our already deeply discounted prices on all Gold Jewelry, Diamond Jewelry, Gemstone Jewelry & Men’s Gold Jewelry! Purchase with peace-of-mind knowing you have until January 23rd to have your purchase returned to us for ANY reason, and for a Full Refund!
Come see why OROLATINA® has been A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau for 10 Years! We are a proud member in good standing of the Jewelers Board of Trade, and use the latest technology available for safe & secure purchases on our website, OROLATINA.com®.
Christmas Day is fast approaching. How best to demonstrate your affections than with a
beautiful piece of gold jewelry! Show her that you love her and thank Her for all she does for you by giving her a gift that will keep on giving throughout the new year! OROLATINA® is offering it’s entire selection of already-deeply-discounted Gold Jewelry, Diamond Jewelry and Gemstone Jewelry at an additional 20% OFF! In addition, relax & enjoy with our 30 Days From Christmas Money Back Guarantee Return Policy!
All OROLATINA® Gold Jewelry is Fine 14 Karat Gold. All stock orders receive Free Insured Shipping! Know that your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal and because of our high ideals, OROLATINA® has been A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau for 10 Years.
You can Finance Your Purchase by going to Checkout and selecting Affirm® (desktop website only). Affirm® offers on-the-spot credit approval and payment terms over 3, 6 and 12 months!
So ask yourself, “What have I done for Her lately?”, and answer that question by making a secure purchase at OROLATINA.com®. From the Chic, to the Unique®, we offer a tremendous selection of Christmas Gift Ideas for all tastes & budgets that She will absolutely adore for years to come!
The Holiday Season is upon us, and YES, it is true, ladies around the world generally agree that the smallest packages often contain the biggest gifts! This year OROLATINA® is running a combined promotion beginning December 1st, 2015:
1) All OROLATINA® Customers will receive 20% OFF of their entire order when they go to Checkout.
2) All OROLATINA® Purchases made between December 1st, 2015 and December 30th, 2015 will receive a 30 Days From Christmas Money Back Guarantee!
This time last year we integrated with a
fantastic company called Affirm®. They allow you to Receive Your OROLATINA® Purchase TODAY, and pay over 3, 6, and 12 months! Allow Affirm® to help you finance your Big Gift in a Small Package Today!
This is a promotion that will not last and it is our way of saying Happy Holidays to our growing customer base! Thank you all for your patronage throughout 2015 and we at OROLATINA® look forward to serving you again in 2016!
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OROLATINA® is a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of personalized service directly from the family members themselves! While we employ numerous contractors to assist us with our website and several part-time associates to assist us with our social media endeavors, every order at OROLATINA® receives the attention of a family member; especially in the case of a custom order where attention to our customer’s requirements are most needed.
The Topaz is a precious and peculiar Gemstone of various colors. It is also the Birthstone for our current month, November.
Here are 7 of the most curious facts about this precious Gem:
1. Topaz (aluminum fluor-silicate) a mineral that occurs in rhombic prisms, typically of yellow and pellucid tone, also occurs in green, blue, brown, purple tones. It can also be found in a clear and colorless state.
2. Purely extracted Topaz is colorless. Topaz Gemstones that present color, consist of 3 components:
Hue: This is the first impression of color, at first sight.
Tone: Intensity of the color, which may range from light to dark, light, medium or strong.
Saturation: A state that relates to the intensity of the color of the Gemstone. This may be dull, strong, or vivid.
3. The name “Topaz” is derived from the word Topazos, which was a small island found in the Red Sea, where the Ancient Romans extracted these peculiar stones.
4. For those of you who believe in the western horoscope and Zodiac signs, The Topaz Birthstone is associated with the 8th sign of the Zodiac, Scorpio. Other associated birthstones are Beryl, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Tourmaline and Opal.
5. The Topaz can be a Wedding anniversary Gemstone, for the 4th and 19th year of a marriage.
6. Constancy, Devotion and friendship are typical symbols associated with the Topaz Gemstones.
7. It is almost impossible to distinguish a Topaz Gemstone from a Citrine Gemstone with simple observation.
Welcome to another edition of our updated Jewelry Blog for the month of September 2015! We will start by asking our readers an interesting question… Do you know some fun facts about The month of September? For starters, in the English language, the word September contains nine letters, which is the same number of the month in a yearly calendar. William Taft has been the only US president in history to have a birthday during the month of September, and a lesser known holiday, Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September, after its first Monday.
This month also celebrates the precious Gem and Birthstone, the Sapphire. With it’s dark & medium blue tones, it is a Gemstone that combines well with White Gold and Yellow Gold, as well as the beautifully fascinating Diamonds. The contrast in their color pairs exceptionally well for a stunning Jewelry and Fashion matching experience. Take a peek inside our current Sapphire Gemstone collections.
September is also an important month for OROLATINA®, as we are approaching a highly anticipated redesign in our website layout, adding new and fascinating Jewelry pieces for the upcoming holiday season, bringing you the best updates in Jewelry and Fashion news, as well as posting more links and ideas on our social media pages on how to wear and combine your fine Jewelry piece… plus many more surprises! This month we are also giving our customers a 10% off discount code and free shipping on all purchases made within continental USA.
As always, stay tuned and have a safe month of September!
On the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness it ranks at 9, of which only natural moissanite and diamonds are harder. Rubies are found in all shades of red, and all naturally occurring rubies contain some form of “imperfections”, such as color variances in the stone and natural inclusions; however, it is these traits that make every ruby unique from every other ruby.
Rubies are mined throughout the world, with the largest quantity of rubies currently coming from the country of Myanmar. Rubies have also been discovered in the United States (Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina & Wyoming), and under the receding ice shelves of Greenland. In Europe, the only known location of natural ruby deposits are in the Republic of Macedonia.
Dear readers and customers, we welcome you to another edition of our monthly blog, here at OROLATINA®!
This year we celebrate Father’s Day on June 21st, and with it, we extend our greatest wishes to our Father’s for giving us the gift of life, and guiding us through those very important moments in our lives. To celebrate this holiday, we have special gifts available for Dad, in our Men’s Jewelry Section.
History tells us that for more than two centuries, Pearls have been used as a fashion tool to enhance one’s image and appeal, and honor the beauty of this wonderful product of nature. Considered to be a symbol of wisdom, purity, wealth, love and mystery, these luscious Gemstones are a timeless gift.
Pearls are born from a grit or a microscopic organism that has entered the shell of an oyster or mollusk, and is sedimented by a thick substance called nacre or mother of Pearl. This secreted substance, is used as a defense to protect the sensitive interior of a clam from a strange body. A Pearl’s shape will depend upon the initial form of the foreign object that was introduced into the shell. Pearls are considered to be an organic Gem, as they are created by a living source.
Some of the various types of Pearls, include Natural Pearls, which are produced naturally inside a clam or oyster. These are very expensive and rare. They are sold by Carat weight, and considered vintage in the Gemstone market. Cultured Pearls are grown by using the inside of a shell of a clam or mollusk. They are sold by their size in millimeters. Another type of Pearl is the Saltwater Pearl. These Pearls come from saltwater oysters, and can be cultured or natural, such as the Akoya Pearls, which come from Saltwater regions in Japan and China. Freshwater Pearls are produced or grown inside freshwater mollusks, found in rivers and lakes. Other types of Pearls, such as the Tahitian and South Sea Pearls are naturally occurring Pearls, and therefore not cultured.
Pearls are classified by origin and shape, and their market value is based on their level of glow. The thicker the nacre, the higher the Pearl will glow. Not all mussels, oysters, clams and mollusks can produce Pearls. They appear in less than one by the ton. When it comes to shape, round Pearls are classified as Spherical Pearls. This kind ofPearlis most often preferred, making them higher in value. Symmetrical Pearls are Pearls with an inexact shape, and never truly round. Baroque Pearls are another form of unusually shaped Pearls. These two types are unique in the market, but are sold for a lower value than the Spherical.
More facts about this precious Gemstone, can be read in our education section: Gemstone Education.
Once again, we wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day and a great month of June!