Apr 062014

The Gem show is a wonderful place for children to begin a new hobby.

The Gem show is a wonderful place for children to begin a new hobby.

The New Haven Mineral Club presents its 41st annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry show at the Amity Regional Middle School, Ohman Ave., (off of Sheffield) Orange, on Sunday April 6 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Each year the show offers dozens of vendors who carry minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, crystals and wholesale metaphysical stones.

The event includes children’s activities, demonstrations, refreshments and door prizes. Parking is free. Admission is $5, children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Tumbled stones are a fun to look at and you can find plenty to complete a collection.

Tumbled stones are a fun to look at and you can find plenty of them here to complete a collection.


Jun 302013

Check out the variety of items at Material Girls today.

Check out the variety of items at Material Girls today.

Material Girls of Orange, 463 Boston Post Road, (same building as Kaoud Rugs) is having a Sidewalk and Store Clearance Sale, today, from 12-4 p.m.

They have a big selection of discounted gemstone bracelets and so much more.

Come on by and see for yourself! Mention the Relay for Life fundraiser and Material Girls will make a donation to the charity.

Apr 062013

Screen shot 2013-03-26 at 6.04.12 PMThe New Haven Mineral Club returns to Amity Regional Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., with its 40th annual Gem & Mineral & Jewelry Show, April 7.

If you have never been to the show, it is a fun and educational event for people of all ages.

If you’re looking for unique stone jewelry, tumbled or raw stones, carved totem animals, healing crystals or just hope to meet other people with your interests in collecting fossils or crystal mining.

Come to the show and browse through the endless line of dealers and exhibits with their minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, crystals, metaphysical stones and more.

There are door prizes, children’s activities and refreshments, too.

The show takes place Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free parking, Admission is $5 — under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

For information call 203-533-9846.

Originally Published on: Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:26 p.m.

Feb 142013

Material Girls easy to find.

Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road (Same building as Kaoud Rugs on left side of building) will be open today after being closed for a while because of the dangerous travel associated with the blizzard.

Kristina Kaoud said she plans to have late hours on Wednesday, until 8 p.m. for all those last minute guys who suddenly realized that Thursday is Valentine’s Day.

Women, teens and girls who come into Material Girls love the selection and most likely come back again soon.

If you are unsure of what item to get for your Valentine, you can pick up a Material Girls gift certificate and chocolates to win her heart.

The store will gift wrap whatever you purchase.

Jun 082012


Bigger, Brighter, Better... Material Girls!

Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road, opened in November 2010 and has gained quite a following in the community since.

Owner Kristina Kaoud is known for her generosity and the many charity events she hosts in the store, offering pleasant “Girls Night Out” events with wine and cheese and discounts.

Last Year, after the dust settled when a Shelton High School student was penalized for his creative approach to asking a girl to accompany him to the prom, Kristina reached out and offered his date jewelry to wear on their special night.

If you shopped at the store since the beginning you may have noticed that the layout was not ideal for everyone, there was a pesky step that some might trip over and it made setting up displays a little difficult.

In March of this year Kristina completely renovated the interior of the store, making it roomier and much easier to navigate. The check-out counter is conveniently located in a different spot with a nice large gift wrapping area in the back.

The inventory includes items for children, tweens, teens, grads, brides, grammas, and everyone in between.

Always on top of the newest trends, if you’re looking for the latest thing, Material Girls is the place to go.

There are plenty of mirrors on the walls so you can see how wonderful the jewelry pieces look on you.

If you haven’t shopped at Material Girls in a while this is a great time to come by. Check out their Facebook page for all the latest news and special events (and make sure to “Like” it!). See the video of our visit here.