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Facts about the Blue Marlin – Blue Marlin Jewelry

The strikingly beautiful blue marlin is the largest of the Atlantic marlins and one of the biggest fish in the world. Females, which are significantly larger than males, can reach 14 feet (4.3 meters) in length and weigh more than 1,985 pounds (900 kilograms). Average sizes tend to be in the range of 11 feet (3.4 meters) and 200 to 400 pounds (91 to 181 kilograms).

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Native to the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, blue marlins are among the most recognizable of all fish. They are cobalt-blue on top and silvery-white below, with a pronounced dorsal fin and a long, lethal, spear-shaped upper jaw.

They are so-called blue-water fish, spending most of their lives far out at sea. They are also highly migratory, and will follow warm ocean currents for hundreds and even thousands of miles.

Blue marlins prefer the higher temperature of surface waters, feeding on mackerel and tuna, but will also dive deep to eat squid. They are among the fastest fish in the ocean, and use their spears to slash through dense schools, returning to eat their stunned and wounded victims.

Known for putting up a tremendous fight when hooked, these rare marine monsters are the Holy Grail for sport fishers. Their meat is considered a delicacy, particularly in Japan, where it is served raw as sashimi. Although not currently endangered, conservationists worry that they are being unsustainably fished, particularly in the Atlantic.

The Blue Marlin is also the national symbol of The Bahamas.

Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” is the story of a sea battered Cuban fisherman (Santiago) and his undying quest to conquer the unconquerable Blue Marlin that had been mercilessly taunting him for days. Blue Marlins are the epitome of maritime Power and Strength. They are lightning fast, can skewer inattentive fisher-folk at a moment’s notice, and have no qualms about dragging a fully grown man from his boat and taking him for a wild ride in the open waters. Their fearsome reputation has earned them a place of prestige and tons of respect among serious fishermen. They are a symbol of fearless and courageous tenacity without the willingness to ever give up in achievement of a goal.

If the blue marlin is your symbol in life, Guy Harvey Jewelry has rings, bracelets, necklaces, medallions, earrings and other blue marlin items of jewelry for your casual and fine wear. Given our heritage of creating the finest of products related to the ocean and nature, please browse and shop our line of products exquisitely crafted and aesthetically elegant.

Whether a gorgeous blue marlin item of jewelry, tropic-themed necklace, iconic trophy slide, maritime earrings, bracelet, rings or other ocean-related items –we have something for every lover of the sea. Browse our line of Guy Harvey Jewelry and find that perfect nautical sea-faring gift for yourself, friend or family.

A percentage of Guy Harvey Jewelry sales will be donated to The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes the conservation of our oceans and nurtures the next generation of marine scientists and guardians of our seas. Dr. Harvey dedicates much of his talent, time, and resources to this and other programs that protect the oceans, fish populations, and reef systems.

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The Power of the Animals Featured in Guy Harvey’s Nautical Jewelry

The marine creatures inhabiting Guy Harvey’s fish jewelry are more than beautiful; a good number of them are loaded with symbolism. The majestic, vibrant fish on Guy Harvey Blue Marlin jewelry is very important to the Bahamas, being its national fish. Anyone who has seen this relative of the swordfish understands why the island nation holds it in such regard: the blue marlin is huge, powerful, fast, and gorgeous in a way that is, say, a thoroughbred race horse. It is no wonder blue marlin jewelry is so popular.

Another popular type of marine jewelry is dolphin jewelry. The dolphin, a marine mammal, is held in high regard by societies all around the world. Not surprisingly, many see the dolphin as representing the power of breath and overall well being. Also, since so many of us feel a real kinship with dolphins and porpoises, we want to wear porpoise and dolphin jewelry, which is very doable thanks to Guy Harvey’s dolphin earrings, necklace pendants, and bracelets.

Guy Harvey has also created some freshwater fish jewelry as well. He has made trout jewelry that is both stunning and powerful. Many Native Americans deeply respect the trout, which they have found to be an animal that represents strength, conviction, and a strong sense of self and well-being. These are the traits you see when you spy on a trout hovering motionlessly in a rushing stream and the traits you will bear when you wear one of these pieces of fish jewelry.

The little hummingbird is an interesting animal. On the one hand it is so delicate and precious, while, on the other, it is a beast that has been honored by man for many millenium for its seeming love of life and lightness of being. Hummingbird jewelry represents these animals very well.

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Sterling Silver TLC

Sterling silver is very attractive for consumers, and it is admittedly quite fun to work with as a jeweler. While it’s a bit harder than pure silver, it has a level of malleability to it that gives me room to be creative with my designs and not have to worry too much about the silver breaking because it’s been pushed into a different direction. And as many of you know, I do like having some intentional oxidation to make the jewelry stand out and look like it has been in the water for a period of time. I think the right amount of oxidation adds character!

When you take good care of your jewelry, you will only need a soft silver or microfiber cloth in order to clean off the tarnish. If you do not do some of these things I will mention, then you may have to use silver cleaners, which have chemicals that may damage your jewelry in ways you can’t always see right away. Believe it or not, one of the first pieces of advice I can give is to wear the jewelry. The oils in your skin can actually repel the onset of tarnish. Wear it as often as you can.

However, don’t wear your jewelry outside unless you can keep it covered and away from direct sunlight.

Don’t wear it when you may perspire, like at the gym.

Take your jewelry off when preparing food, especially when you are around foods that contain sulfur compounds (eggs, mayonnaise, etc.) Don’t wear it around chlorinated water.

Put on your jewelry last, after you get dressed and do your hair care and skin care. Some of those lotions and hair products can also tarnish sterling silver.

If you are not going to wear a piece very much, keep it in an airtight plastic bag, and have one piece of jewelry per bag (putting multiple pieces together risks them scratching each other). If you want, you can add a piece of chalk, charcoal or a silica gel pouch to the bag to further prevent oxidation.

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Threats to Dolphins

It’s hard to believe that dolphins could ever have a care in the world, since they always appear to be smiling. But it’s also hard to imagine being stuck in the ocean without any control over the quality of the water you’re swimming in. Environmental impacts on dolphins continue to remain a huge issue. From noise pollution to trash, oil and corporations dumping into the ocean – their environment and wellbeing is being threatened every day. While efforts by organizations like the Whale and Dolphin Conservation go a long way to protecting them, it’s important to raise awareness in how our actions affect dolphins and what we can do as individuals to help improve the way dolphins live
Noise Pollution
One of the most important senses for dolphins is their hearing. Dolphins communicate with sound, via clicks and whistles through their blowholes and also in order to locate their pray. Echolocation, also called bio sonar, is the use of clicks and sounds and listening to the echos of those sounds in order to determine size and location of prey. Military sonars, boat traffic, and oceanographic experiments are all sources of noise pollution that impact dolphins. A report completed by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation sites a specific example that occurred in the Bahamas where multiple species were found stranded on the beach in 2000. The dissected animals show hemorrhaging in their inner ears as a result of an intense acoustic event. The U.S. Navy later admitted that its own tactical mid-range sonar was the most plausible cause of the injuries and stranding (Oceans of Noise 11). A similar issue occurred in 2008 as a result of a naval exercise in the United Kingdom as outlined in this article. Isolated events like this and regular noise pollution can not only disorient and confuse dolphins, causing interruption in their lives and feeding habits, but also cause death. While, above ground, we easily lodge noise complaints when subjected to loud noises, the echos of such noises in the ocean are compounded without much ability for dolphins to escape them.
Water Pollution
On our beaches we see only a small amount of the debris that can be found in the water. From oil and chemical spills, to sewage and garbage, man-made materials are finding their way into the water where dolphins live, eat and breed. This has had a significant impact on their health and wellbeing. Scientists are fearful that the spread of skin lesions on dolphins are caused by such environmental contaminants in the water. Specifically, a study conducted by scientists on Monterey Bay from 2006-2008 found that 133 of 212 adult dolphins and 30 of 42 calves were affected by one or more skin conditions. While the causes remain undetermined, the suspicion falls on contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, organochlorines, and fire retardants. These contaminants have been shown to affect the immune systems in other species.

One of the most important things to note is that as humans we are able to walk away when we encounter garbage. It’s hard to imagine swimming every day in chemicals and the impact that would have on our skin. We can’t continue to ignore the issues of noise and chemical pollution in the oceans. It is up to us to make efforts to raise awareness and exact change in the quality of the water so that dolphins, whales and other marine animals can continue to thrive for generations.

Whether a gorgeous dolphin-themed item of jewelry, tropic-themed necklace, iconic trophy slide, maritime earrings, bracelet, rings or other oceanic related items –we have something for everyone. Browse our line of Guy Harvey Jewelry and find that perfect nautical sea-faring gift for yourself, friend or family.

A percentage of Guy Harvey Jewelry sales will be donated to The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes the conservation of our oceans and nurtures the next generation of marine scientists and guardians of our seas. Dr. Harvey dedicates much of his talent, time, and resources to this and other programs that protect the oceans, fish populations, and reef systems.

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Cleaning Sterling Silver- Taking Care of Your Investment to Make It Lasts Longer

Silver, particularly 925 sterling silver, is now a favored precious material when it comes to designing jewelry from necklaces to earrings. It’s a premium variant of silver and the name is derived from its actual composition- it’s made up of 92.5 percent silver and the rest made of alloys like copper. Other alloys can be used, but its copper that has been used for the longest time owing to its special properties like durability and strength. Thanks to these properties, many shoppers are now making a second look at sterling silver as the jewelry material. While gold jewelry continually fetches a higher price in the market, the sterling silver material is playing a catch-up game and now considered a prime alternative to gold. Silver is classy, a great alternative to gold and can work on almost any occasion but it also comes with its own set of issues. For example, sterling silver tarnishes over time. So how do you maintain the quality of the sterling silver, and make it look fresh and clean for years? Here are ways on how to maintain a set of sterling silver jewelry.

Where NOT to wear your silver

Silver tarnishes when exposed to certain elements, thus it pays to use this precious metal in appropriate places. As part of best practice, sterling silver manufacturers don’t recommend the use of silver inside the shower, in pools, ocean, inside a sauna or even a hot tub. The high chlorine content and even the minerals found in swimming pools can hasten the development of tarnish, thus tarnishing the silver.

How to clean and remove the black tarnish

Sterling silver can be cleaned and maintained in a variety of ways. A simple yet effective way to clean silver is through the use of aluminum foil and baking soda. Simply place a double layer of foil in the bottom of the pan, add warm water and at least 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Once the mixture is complete, you can now place the silver jewelry into the pan so it will get in contact with the foil. Let the silver soak in the mixture for a few minutes, rinse and polish it off using a clean cloth to transform its looks. There are also products that are formulated to clean the tarnish, from silver polish to cloth.

Another tried and tested approach is to wear it often- it works and allows you to show off your style in every occasion. But don’t forget to store the silver in appropriate places when not in use. You can store sterling silver in a pouch or find a separate place in your jewelry box.

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Guy Harvey Jewelry is for Lovers of Marine Life

Jewelry is powerful. Just think about a wedding band, what does that simple, small piece tell the world if not a tale of love, devotion, faithfulness, partnership and the union of two into one. How about a West Point class ring? It is a sign of accomplishment, commitment, strength and patriotism.

However, powerful jewelry is not only about accomplishment and love; it can also represent what you are passionate about and what you believe in. If, for example, you are a lover of marine life and believe in conservation, as Guy Harvey does, what jewelry could be any more fitting than a fine piece of Guy Harvey nautical jewelry?

Though all Guy Harvey fish jewelry is beautifully powerful, none of the pieces are ostentatious; no, they go well with both relaxed and dressy outfits while at the same time showing the world that you are someone who enjoys the sea and cares about nature. Take a look at the Guy Harvey Marlin Necklace, which shows that powerful fish in its full glory hunting fleeing fish. A fine accompanying piece to the Marlin Necklace is the Guy Harvey Blue Marlin bracelet, which features the same sea-blue backdrop as the pendant necklace. Considering how mighty that fish is, it is only fitting that Guy Harvey makes so many blue marlin jewelry pieces.

But, do not worry, the blue marlin is not the only iconic animal that swims within the Guy Harvey Jewelry collection. The dolphin, perhaps the world’s favorite marine animal, is well represented with a beautiful range of porpoise and dolphin jewelry from necklace pendants, earrings, and bracelets for men, women, and children. If you are passionate about sea mammals, Guy Harvey has the perfect jewelry for you.

Though his focus is undoubtedly on the sea, Guy Harvey is a lover of all creatures great and small to include those who live in fresh water and those who fly. Fly fishing fanatics are drawn to Guy Harvey’s fishing jewelry such as those featuring trout, and when you consider just how beautiful a silent trout is in a running mountain stream, it is only fitting that its likeness would be on an attractive necklace pendant or bracelet. Natural beauty is the same reason that Guy Harvey hummingbird necklaces, earrings, and bracelets have become so popular as well.

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Catch a Marlin Around Your Neck!

There is a reason that fishing for marlin is considered sport fishing. Marlins are impressive creatures that take a whole lot of wrestling, brute strength and the best equipment to land in a boat. They are certainly not an easy catch even for the best professional open-water fishermen!

Marlins, however, are also beautiful creatures when they are in the water swimming about.
Because of their beauty, marlins can be a great inspiration for jewelry of a nautical theme. Marlin jewelry has become more popular in recent years, but there are very few jewelry companies that can catch the essence of the marlin and place it in a piece of marlin jewelry.

One of those is Guy Harvey. Guy Harvey is known to specialize in nautical-themed jewelry designs, and he captures marlin jewelry as well as other sea animals right where they are – in the big blue. Marlin jewelry from Guy Harvey, which can be seen online at guyharveyjewelry.com, is captured in sterling silver and wonderful bright and dark blue colors along with such fine detail that it looks like the marlin jewelry is alive.

Marlins can be found on necklaces and pendants of varying sizes and shapes on our website, and you can discover a whole undersea world of high-quality artistic nautical jewelry in the online catalog. And when you check out the marlin jewelry at guyharveyjewelry.com, you will see that most of the net proceeds from sales go to a number of ocean-protection non-profit groups – so you know your purchase will be used for a worthy cause in keeping marlins and other sea creatures safe in their native habitats.

If you are not a sport fisherman, don’t worry – you can still capture a marlin and have it mounted – just around your neck instead of in your den – with sterling-silver marlin jewelry from the online portal at guyharveyjewelry.com.

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