Monday, September 1, 2014

September Birthstone

sap·phire

Sapphires are available in a variety of delicate colors in addition to the more common blue shades. Sapphire is the most valuble of the blue gemstones.   The mineral corundum can be Ruby or Sapphire, they are scientifically the same mineral, they just differ in color.  Corundum is the second hardest mineral, the first being Diamond, and is one of the naturally clear transparent materials.  They speak of dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith, purity and wisdom. 

Throughout history, sapphire has symbolized truth, sincerity and loyalty. It is also thought to bring peace, joy and wisdom to its wearer.  In the past, the sapphire was also believed to be a talisman that would protect against evil spirits and other unsavory creatures of the night.  The ancients regarded star sapphires as powerful talismans that could protect travelers and seekers.  These talismans were considered to be so powerful, that they would continue protecting the wearer even after they had been passed on to another person.  (www.gemselect.com)

Solid 18kt gold & Sapphire
navel curved barbell


Chemical Fromula: Al2O3
Color: White, Colorless, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black & Multicolored
Hardness: 9
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Mineral Class: Corundum

White Gold & Sapphire
curved barbell
Can be ordered in any lenght








Labor Day

We will be open today 
11am to 4pm



Friday, August 1, 2014

Gem Stone For August

per·i·dot

Peridot is a gemstone with a fascinating history, both in nature and culture. It is one of the oldest known gemstones, with ancient written records documenting the mining of peridot as early as 1500 B.C. It is a gem especially connected with ancient Egypt, and some historians believe that the famous emeralds of Cleopatra were actually peridots.  (
www.gemselect.com)

Tradition says you will be able to successfully ward off evil, enchantments and depression if you wear or carry peridot.
Periodot is associated with the heart chakra, and can be used to balance and stimulate that chakra. It is a stone of compassion. It has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing. It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot also bring abundance and prosperity. It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage. Peridot is used in crystal healing to lessen stress, especially in relationships, anger and jealousy, slow aging, and heal ulcers and digestive problems. Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or health care information.  It also assists in finding what is lost, and strengthens ESP abilities. It has been said to make a shield of protection around the body of any wearer of peridot.  (http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/peridot/)

The Color intensity depends on the amount of Iron present in the chemical structure; the more iron the deeper green it will be. 



Chemical Formula: (Mg, Fe)2SiO4
Color: Green, Yellow
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Mineral Class: Olivine

(http://www.minerals.net/gemstone/peridot_gemstone.aspx)




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Win a Spot on the Hell City Guest List




Find this photo to the right on our Instagram or Facebook fan page and one lucky person and a guest will be chosen to win free entrance to Hell City Tattoo Festival in August at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa!  America's favorite tattoo fest featuring the world's best tattoo artists, Heck City Family Kids Zone and much more!  

Here are the links: 
Halo Instagram   or   Halo Facebook




Thursday, July 17, 2014

SKYLINE PLUGS

Some of you may just know one of these plugs as 'home'.
Special ordered in your size from 1/2" to 1-3/4" in Chechen wood
*Please note: Our plugs are finished with plant based, vegan friendly Carnuba Wax

Denver: "The Mile-High City" 
Nicknamed the Mile-High City because the official elevation of Denver is exactly one mile or 5,280 feet above sea level.  If you get a chance visit our friends at Sol Tribe tell them everyone at Halo said "Hi"!

Chicago: "The Windy City"
An international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications and transportation.  The Field Museum has an amazing collection of jewelry and gems stones from all over the world, including the Ancient Americas.   Also, make sure to visit Boka on Halstead for a fantastic dinner. 

Los Angeles: "The City of Angels"
The second most populous city in the United States, is among the most ethnically diverse large cities, and nicknamed City of Angels.  If you are ever there, load up on vinyl records & CDs at Amoeba, the largest independent record store in the United States! 

New York: "The Big Apple"
The most populous city in the US, home to the UN Headquarters, has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world.  As many as 800 languages are spoken there.  The Met has a pair if 1st century B.C. Gold earrings  from India that are exquisite.  

Seattle: "The Emerald City" 
The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, a coastal seaport, and the fastest-growing major city in the United States. Its nickname was changed from "Queen City" to "Emerald City" in reference to the lush evergreen forests of the area.  The Seattle Asian Art Museum is tiny, but beautiful.  Plus you can walk to the Conservatory, there are flowers everywhere and you  can also see Bruce and Brandon Lee's Gravesite when you visit.




Skyline Wood Dog Tags are also available.






Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ruby the Birthstone for July

Fine-quality ruby is extremely rare, the most prized color is a medium or medium dark vivid red or slightly purplish red.  If the gem is too light or has too much purple or orange, it will be called a fancy-color Sapphire.
The mineral corundum can be Ruby or Sapphire, they are scientifically the same mineral, they just differ in color.  Corundum is the second hardest mineral, the first being Diamond, and is one of the naturally clear transparent materials.

In ancient times, warriors would implant rubies under their skin to bring courage and determination in battle.   Today, Ruby represents romance and devotion.  Owning a ruby is said to give contentment and peace.  Placing a ruby under your pillow may ward off bad dreams.  Wearing rubies on the left hand is said to promote the life force and give protection.  

14ga curved barbell 1/4" to 1/2" depending on your needs


Chemical Formula : Al2O3
Color: Many colors, but for this post Red
Hardness: 9

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Independence Day

We will be closed Friday July 4th Have a safe HALOday!



Open again the 5th 
Saturday 11am to 8pm 
Sunday noon to 6pm

Don't forget your Golden Coupon can still be used, but this Saturday & Sunday only.