Thursday, October 30, 2014

HALOween hours


We will be open on HALOween 11am to 6pm.
Make sure to bring valid ID and eat a meal before you stop in to get pierced.
See you soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 Our apologies, but all of our manufacturers are running 8 to 10 weeks out on orders.  They do have quite a few new people on their crew which will eventually up output and production. Unfortunately, for now, this means that all HALOday orders must be in by October 18th to be here in time for you to give that special someone their new jewelry. 



Saturday, October 11, 2014

HALO Exclusive

CANDY CORN PLUGS
ONLY AT HALO!

Get your limited edition candy corn plugs before they are gone.

1/2" to 1" in stock

Happy HALOween

We also have in black glass septum retainers and pinchers.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Birthstone - Opal & Tourmaline!

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Opals and Tourmaline represent hope, creativity and innocence. They also protect the wearer from envious, mal-intentioned people.

Opal is a gem-quality form of hydrated amorphous silicon dioxide. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word for 'stone'. It is gemologically classed as a mineraloid rather than a mineral, owing to its amorphous form. Opal is considered to be the national gemstone for Australia, owing to the fact that Australia produces roughly 97% of the world's entire supply of Opal Gemstones. Opals can be divided into three main subgroups: Precious Opal, Fire Opal and Common Opal (potch).

For ages people have believed in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depression and to help its wearer find true and real love. Opal is also said to stimulate originality and creativity. Opal is porous and because of this, it is quite absorbent. Due to its ability to absorb, it is thought that it can pick up the thoughts and feelings of people and amplify emotions.
Synthetic Opals can be made into almost any style jewelry you need.


Chemical Formula: SiO2 * nH20
Color: A "play of color" ranging from white to black
Hardness: 4.5 - 6.5
Transparency: Transparent to opaque








Tourmaline (TUR-me-leen) 


Tourmaline is not a single mineral, but a group of several closely related minerals. The three most well-known members are Elbaite, Schorl, and Dravite. Tourmaline can be bi-color or tri-color; watermelon (seen below) features green, pink and white colors. Tourmaline is found in many locations including Brazil, Afghanistan, East Africa and the United States.



It is estimated  that tourmaline has been used as a gem material for over 2000 years. The Chinese carve Tourmaline into beads, badges, buttons, girdles & various ornaments. The Dutch noticed that the stone attracts ashes and straw when heated and named it aschenstrekkers (ash drawers). 




All Styles set in solid gold 14kt with Tourmaline gems

Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)(Mg,Li,Al,Fe2+)3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4

Color: Colors include black, brown, green, red, pink, blue, and gray. White, colorless, yellow, orange, and purple colors. Crystals are frequently multicolored, containing two or more distinct colors.
Hardness: 7 - 7.5
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Transparency: Transparent to opaque