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Color Me Citrine - November's Birthstone - Kissed by the Sun

Last Reply by E-Lee 1415654301.35 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Everywhere you look in the month of November you see the gorgeous warm shades of yellow, orange and red leaves falling to the ground. November’s birthstone Citrine does a marvelous job at capturing that warm fall feeling. There are very few true yellow gemstones. The name citrine is derived from the French word "citron" meaning lemon. Lemony, brisk, zesty sunshine hues draw you in and give you that warm, cozy feeling. If you are drawn to canary diamonds, maybe citrines can warm your heart and captivate you with their hue - and of course their affordability!    Like ... Continue Reading

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October's Outrageous Opals

Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities 1413395342.92

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.......................... what?!?!?  Yup, that's what your October birthstone brings us....color, color and more color!  A rainbow of fiery shades captured in a gemstone.  It is a force of nature that swells within one stone - Opal! It's essence is all about purity, hope and innocence - shown in that gorgeous Ethiopian Opal Sterling Cross Pendant on 18" Chain.   And yet, it has an allure to it that even Cleopatra used to enchant and entice Mark Anthony. Both of these opal bracelets - the 6.30 ct tw Ethiopian ... Continue Reading

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Stunning Sapphires

Last Reply by sound8 1412134955.503 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Oooooh September Babies..... I envy you!  Your birthstone is my most favorite color - - Sapphire Blue!!!!  It's deep, it's rich, it's vibrant and regal! I loved trying on your birthstone and I especially like the wearability of this Sandra Sing Bead Necklace: Long ago it was believed that sapphires represented "divine favor" so they were the gemstone of choice for kings and high priests.  The British Crown Jewels are filled with large, blue sapphires and of course, who could forget the sapphire engagement ring that Princess Diana received from Prince Charles?    ... Continue Reading

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Joan

Last Reply by skuggles 1411180868.01 | Started by Antonella Nester in Joan Rivers Classics Collection, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Eight years ago, I stood outside of a green room and was scared to death. My hands were shaking, my heart was pounding and there were beads of sweat quickly forming on my forehead. As a Show Host,  it is mandatory to meet with your on air guest an hour before the show.  It was my first time with Joan Rivers and I was a nervous wreck. As I knocked on the door, I worried that I would be over run by the "Joan Rivers" we see as a Comedian and Red Carpet Critic....I stood frozen, waiting for the digs, the jokes, the snappy comments. A very quiet, humble lady opened the door and said, "Co... Continue Reading

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Flashback Friday! My Big Fat Southern/Italian Wedding! (Anniversary)

Last Reply by Q- Girl 1411196269.547 | Started by Antonella Nester in Beauty Banter, Mom to Mom Blogs

Welcome to a very special edition of Flashback Friday!  Here's a photo of my hubby and me on our wedding day: September 5, 1987…..28 years ago! OMG – look how young we both look!  The awesome man behind me is THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY, my Grandfather and the light of my life. When my Father was out working three jobs, this man stepped in, swooped me up and TAUGHT me how to shop!! We had the best times together and as you can see by the photo, he had a hard time giving me up to Hubby that day. Lol!     Our wedding was held at the church I grew up in, Saint T... Continue Reading

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My Trip to Italy - Anybody Hungry for Italian Food?

Last Reply by ArecaPalm 1410209170.193 | Started by Antonella Nester in Recipe Swap, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

I have told you how important family is to me and to my family in Italy.  Now I want to share some photos of our Second LOVE – the FOOD!    How to describe to you the difference between American Pizza and Italian pizza? I guess it isn’t possible … Italian pizza is such a joy – such an abundance of flavors and textures bursting in your mouth … doesn’t sound like Domino’s huh?  LOL    And I can’t forget to say that all of the food in Italy is made from scratch… baked or cooked fresh THAT DAY….some... Continue Reading

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Perfectly, Playful Peridot - August Birthstone

Last Reply by okbikerchic 1409359593.073 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

You, Me and Cleopatra, Priests and Pirates all love Peridot.  August babies, you are adorned with the mellow glow of peridot, also known as the evening emerald. Its clear, endearing and a true delight.  Truly unique of all the gemstones. it is the only one that only comes in a single color!  It rates a 6.5 - 7.0 on the Mohs scale and is a reliably durable gemstone.  It is mined world wide but Norway and The United States produce the finest examples.  The largest cut peridot was found on the island of Zabargad, weights 319 carats and belongs to the Smithsonian Instituti... Continue Reading

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The Balcony of Life

Last Reply by gma213 1409709212.413 | Started by Antonella Nester in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

When I travel to Italy, it feels like coming home…..not because I am not proud to be an American – I AM!  1/2 of my family is still in Italy and the other 1/2 is here in the United States.  A lot of the time I feel torn between the two - because I love both families and both countries.  This summer was so special to me because my kids were going to experience the home my mother grew up in;  the home my sisters were born in and the authentic Italian food, language and love that has surrounded me my whole life.  We were just a few miles from Marano Marchesat... Continue Reading

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July’s Hotties – Ravishing Rubies

Last Reply by Now Stinky 1406688319.467 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

There’s no place like home….. there’s no place like home…..  How many of you have watched “The Wizard of OZ” and DROOLED over those “Ruby Slippers” that Dorothy sparkled at us???!?  As a little girl, it was at that moment that I fell in love with July’s birthstone…. The Ruby.  Nothing else is quite like it in all the gemstones.  It’s rich and deep, yet still vibrant and alive.  Ruby symbolizes devotion, integrity, courage and happiness. Look at these gorgeous examples, from left to right: Judit... Continue Reading

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Happy Father's Day to my Daddy!

Last Reply by samslilangel 1409853733.273 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Strength, courage, a trail blazer, role model and a Hero.... THAT'S MY DADDY!! Coming to this country with a wife, two kids and one on the way (me), could not have been easy. Daddy didn't read or speak English well, but he always wanted to chase the American Dream since he was a little boy.  He worked hard, was honest and chased his dream. Growing up, I learned not just by listening to his wise advise, but by watching him. He always told me, "Antonella, here in America, you can be anything you want to be, chase your dreams". He also always said, "You can be happy or you can be sa... Continue Reading

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