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Picture of the Historical Gem maps - part of the series which show gold and gem deposits share the secrets of prospecting and mining in this collection - for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arizona and California.  In Stock - Order NOW - for Immediate shipping!

"Historical maps - which show gold and gem deposits
share the secrets of prospecting and mining in this collection"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Richard Petrovic, Gallery Owner
(541) 265-6330

Prepared December 2, 2000

Oregon Gold and Gem Maps Available:

This collection which was designed for the weekend prospector, rock hound and outdoor enthusiast, is now available locally at FACETS Gem & Mineral Gallery in Newport, showing the gold, silver and gem deposits of Oregon both "then and now".

The most recent packet includes five, double-sided maps - four looks at gold, silver and gem deposits in four, blown-up sections of the state; the northeast Oregon mining district from 1890; a map of gold placers in southwest Oregon; the southern Oregon mining district in 1904; the Bohemia mining district of Lane County from 1939; and a page outlining the history of Oregon's mining operations and how to find and mark your own gold deposits.

Idaho is known as "The Gem State" and this map package is the ideal way to locate the abundance of mineral and gems this state has to offer. This package contains 5 maps, 17 1/2 by 23 inches printed on both sides. Idaho has been nicknamed the Gem State since territorial days. From A for acanthite to Z for zoisite, over 240 different minerals have been identified in Idaho.

Many secrets of prospecting and mining are revealed in this collection! Washington State is within the top 10 producers of gemstones in the nation. Rockhounding is an important economic activity in the state. This package contains 5 maps, 17 1 /2 by 23 inches printed on both sides.

These map packages have been compiled by R. N. Preston who has been an avid collector of old maps for 30 years. Previous publications are Oregon Gold and Gems, Old Map Atlas' of Early Oregon, Early Idaho, Early Washington, Northern California and Southern California, and Early Kansas, An Historical Atlas.

UPCOMMING...OREGON GHOST TOWNS will be available here too shortly after the new year.

For gem collectors, historical buffs or people interested in knowing more about the Pacific Northwest's history, Preston's maps are a must-have. All three sets are currently available through FACETS. The maps' are $12.95 each. For more information or to order the series of historical maps, see FACETS website at www.4facets.com, or see FACETS is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., centrally located in Newport and easy to find, visit FACETS at 1240 NW Grove Street. (just one street west of McDonald's Golden Arches), Newport, Oregon. Call today for further information (541) 265-6330.


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Date: 2-December-2000










Industry News

"Local Jeweler Assist in Raising Money for Children
With Catastrophic Illnesses"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Richard Petrovic, Gallery Owner
(541) 265-6330

Prepared October 25, 2000

Jewelers Charity Fund for Children:

Jewelers of America prove that small change adds up to big help for kids as more than $41,500 was collected by nation wide donations in less than four months. Locally, FACETS of Newport which are state affiliates of the Jewelers of America are participating along with other independent jewelers which are important to the success of The Jewelers Charity Fund (JCF).

JCF for Children is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization created by the entire jewelry industry with the mission of raising money where 100% of the funds will be divided between charities that primarily benefit children - the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"A-Wish-A-State" is part of the program, whereby one child with a life-threatening illness in each of the 50 states will have their wish granted. This guarantees that a jeweler's fundraising efforts will directly benefit a child from their own state.

According to a recent business trade publication FACETS Gem & Mineral Gallery was listed as the only Oregon jeweler to participate (as of Aug 10, 2000) in the Jewelers Charity Fund for Children. If you wish to donate to this fund, see FACETS open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., centrally located in Newport and easy to find, visit FACETS at 1240 NW Grove Street. (just one street west of McDonald's Golden Arches), Newport, Oregon. Call today for further information (541) 265-6330.


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Date: 25-October-2000










Industry News

"On Display Now at FACETS"
MOISSANITE UNLIKE ANY OTHER GEM EVER SEEN!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Richard Petrovic, Owner/Gemologist
(541) 265-6330

Prepared June 30, 2000

History of Moissonite:

A century ago, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Henri Moissan discovered minute quantities of a new mineral in an ancient meteorite in Arizona. At its essence was the potential for an absolutely shimmering brilliance, fire, luster, and incredible hardness. Unfortunately, the supply of natural moissanite wasn't large enough even to create a pair of earrings. It was only after years of research that a breakthrough discovery enabled the limited production & distribution of moissanite "a new diamond simulate" by Charles & Colvard, with crystals large enough to produce an uncommon combination of science and art.

Unique Properties Unlike Any Gem Ever Seen
 
Refractive Index (Brilliance)
Dispersion (Fire)
Luster Index
Mohs Hardness
Toughness
Specific Gravity
Created Moissanite
2.65 - 2.69
0.104
20.4%
9.25
Excellent
3.21
Diamond
2.42
0.044
17.2%
10
Good *
3.52
Cubic Zirconia
2.17
N/A
N/A
8.25
N/A
5.80
Ruby
1.77
0.018
7.4%
9
Excellent **
4.00
Sapphire
1.77
0.018
7.4%
9
Excellent **
4.00
Emerald
1.58
0.014
4.8%
7.5
Good to Poor
2.72
* In cleavage direction, otherwise excellent
** Except twinned stones

Moissanite enchants the eye with a magical luster, an astonishing brilliance, exceptional hardness and shimmering fire unlike any jewel. You are invited to enjoy this new creation as well as other new treasures and more on display at FACETS open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., centrally located in Newport and easy to find, visit FACETS at 1240 NW Grove Street. (just one street west of McDonald's Golden Arches), Newport, Oregon. For further information, call the gallery at (541) 265-6330.


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Date: 30-June-2000










Industry Event

"Business to Business"
LOCAL JEWELER ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOWS

CONTACT: K. MYERS, Gallery Manager
(541) 265-6330

Prepared June 8, 2000

Kay Myers of FACETS Gem & Mineral Gallery, of Newport, has recently returned from The 2000 JCK International Jewelry Show and Business Conference which took place June 2-6 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, in Las Vegas.

While at the Show, Kay previewed the newest jewelry designs and services and attended important business conferences and seminars. Some of the new jewelry fashions will be available at FACETS for this summer to help you get an early jump on your holiday gift-giving occasions.

Kay also took additional time while, in Las Vegas to attend six other business to business trade shows allowing her to also obtain other treasures and ideas for the gallery which is now celebrating it's 14th anniversary.

You are invited to enjoy these new treasures and more at FACETS is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., centrally located in Newport and easy to find, visit FACETS at 1240 NW Grove Street. (just one street west of McDonald's Golden Arches), Newport, Oregon. Call today for further information (541) 265-6330.


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Date: 08-June-2000