I wanted to share Cohen’s birthstone jewel that we just got and the info on the heart walk/t-shirts that some of you requested.
Since Cohen was born in June, he technically has a few birthstones.
Since I already owned pearls prior to becoming pregnant (thanks to my grandmother), I decided I would love to have something new, like Cohen, to represent a piece of Cohen and the month he was born 🙂 I also know, it’s not all too logical to wear the same pearls daily as they wear down quicker.
After doing some research, I found that June actually has three birthstones. I decided next to pearls, I really liked Alexandrite. The only issue with it is that it is very rare now and quite expensive if bought in the states and natural. You can find it at jewelry stores, but most
all from what I’ve gathered of the stones are synthetic/lab created. I put it off for a while because I knew we couldn’t financially do anything expensive. After reading further, I found that the Mines of Northern Brazil were now a good place to find the jewel. My guess is that it would be less expensive if more common there.
Lucky for us, we have some VERY sweet cousins in Brazil. One actually lives here in the states now, as I’ve mentioned before. She is who we visit when we go to New York 🙂 She happened to be going to Brazil this past January so Brent and I let her know we were interested in getting the a jewel. They actually had a bit of a hard time finding it in Porto Alegre because there was one reputable seller, but they finally got to the seller and got it! It has it’s papers and all and it is BEAUTIFUL! Not only did they find it, but then they gifted it to Cohen. Unbelievably nice 🙂
I think stones are hard to photograph, but it is so pretty and I love the purple. Anyways, not sure what I’ll have made, but I’ll post it once I do 🙂
Many of you emailed and commented wanting more information about the Heart Walk and t shirts after I posted about it here. We decided to create team in memory of Cohen, Team Cohen 🙂
If you are out of town and would like one of the t-shirts, that is fine. I will be happy to mail you one. They are $12 and I will charge an extra $2 for shipping to total $14. I will only be able to accept payments via Paypal. If you are interested, just send me an email with t-shirt in the subject line 🙂 ALL proceeds from the t-shirts only go to the company making them. I need t-shirt orders by this FRIDAY (18th) at 3PM.
If you want to make a donation to the American Heart Association on behalf of our team, that link is:
You will click “General Team Donation” to do so. I’m not sure it displays your name with the others in the list you first see, but it puts it in an “honor roll” on the side.
Don’t forget about this weeks giveaway here 🙂
Also, a wonderful discount from Stella & Dot here!