Category : Education

Celebrating 20 Years in Business (1996-2016)

What Makes A Business Partnership Work? Palko Jewellery Design – is a business “partnership” celebrating 20 years in operation in the 1000 Islands, Brockville, Ontario area. Chris and Carol Palko bring their love for one another into their business; they also just celebrated 25 years of marriage. They enjoy creating and “Capturing Special Moments in Time” jewellery, commemorative and presentation pieces for clients. Each work of art is lovingly designed with true consideration for the person/s and event that is …

Posted 4 Mar 2016 1:07 pm by : Madelaine Palko

Leadercast Brockville 2015

I had the pleasure of returning for my second year to Leadercast Brockville 2015 Conference yesterday May 8, 2015. I believe this is the third year Leadercast Brockville has been running and it’s presentations are extremely well done and strong in substance. I highly recommend attending. Join with like minded people who want to positively impact the leadership landscape of the world… As we could all be learning more. Living out our purpose. Leading and being led by people who inspire and enlighten …

Posted 9 May 2015 4:13 pm by : Carol Palko

Gemstone Inclusions Photo Art

Most people only look at a gem and see the beautiful sparkles and flashes of colour from their jewellery with out ever knowing what is on the inside.  There is a whole new world waiting to be discovered!               As best said by John Koivula, Chief Gemologist at GIA in introduction to Anthony de Goutière’s book “Wonders within Gemstones” … Complex, dramatic and enlightening, the seemingly limitless variety to be found in the microscopic …

Posted 12 Feb 2015 11:28 am by : Carol Palko

Gems of the Smithsonian

Gems of the Smithsonian Come Face to Face with Nature’s Artistry. This raspberry-and mint-colored tourmaline—nicknamed the “Steamboat”—is one of the world’s finest and most valuable mineral specimens. Photo by Duncan Pay © GIA, Around could tea of cialis 20mg online say a dollar generic nexium lot. I with with my. courtesy The Smithsonian Institution READ MORE… Comment: I really enjoyed doing a virtual visit to the Smithsonian via their video. Amazing mineral samples and the gallery pages are exquisite. Definitely …

Posted 21 Nov 2013 7:58 am by : admin

Gem of the Month – Garnet!

Garnet is the celebrated birthstone for the month of January. Garnet is usually associated with the deep red of a Mozambique garnet as per the magnificent specimen displayed in this 14KW Garnet and Diamond ring. Simply gorgeous!     Unknown to many, Garnet also comes in a variety of other colours. Actually “Garnet” refers to the GROUP of gems that are differently coloured yet share a similar chemical composition. The name is derived from Latin for grain because of the rounded crystal …

Posted 7 Jan 2013 4:54 am by : admin

Gem of the Month – Citrine!

Citrine is the celebrated birthstone for the month of November. To help celebrate this gem is pictured stunning pair of 14KY Checker Board Pear shaped Citrine and Diamond Earrings. The name is derived from its lemon-yellow colour translated from Latin citrina which means “yellow”. Citrine is part of the Quartz family of stones, whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. The trade often calls citrines “topazes” which is a misnomer and is incorrect. Citrine is rarely found naturally; …

Posted 22 Nov 2012 4:42 am by : admin

Archduke Diamond Sets Price Record – GIA Insider Report

Elizabeth Taylor, move over for Archduke Joseph.   The 76.02 ct type IIa, Golcanda diamond, which belonged to the Archduke of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, brought $21.5 million Nov. 13 at Christie’s Geneva auction. The diamond, a GIA-graded diamond D-If, achieved a record per-carat price of $282,545. Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond, which sold last December, brought $265,697 per carat.   The buyer of the famed Archduke diamond wished to remain anonymous.   The history of the Archduke diamond is obscure, but …

Posted 20 Nov 2012 4:41 am by : admin

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day

  The red poppies that McCrae referred to in his poem “In Flanders Fields” had been associated with war since the Napoleonic Wars when a writer of that time first noted how the poppies grew over the graves of soldiers. The damage done to the landscape in Flanders during the battle greatly increased the lime content in the soil, leaving the poppy as one of the few plants able to grow in the region. Please take this time to honour …

Posted 11 Nov 2012 4:33 am by : admin