Saint Jovite Youngblood - Broadly Experienced Collectibles Purchaser

An experienced collectibles and antiques buyer, Saint Jovite Kota Youngblood spent ten years as a finance director for Delbianello Import and Export. In this position, he oversaw purchasing and credit distribution for a company that engaged in automotive and furniture financing, as well as the import and export of upscale antiques. He helped grow all three business lines, including the sale of the import and export division to a major retail store. Subsequently, Saint Jovite Kota Youngblood joined Miracle Mile Coin as a general manager for three locations dealing primarily in the wholesale and retail of estate collections, precious metals, and high-end classic toys.

Since 2010, Saint Jovite Youngblood has served as president of Monrovia, California-based Youngblood Metals and Mining, an inventory supplier for a network of coin, collectibles, and antiques dealers. He leads the company in the wholesale purchase of a wide array of obscure items, such as valuable metals, rare watches, stamps, estate jewelry, and vintage toys. Highly knowledgeable in the area of currency items, he maintains lifetime membership in the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and belongs to both the Professional Coin Grading Service and the Professional Numismatic Guild.

Engaged in serving his community, Mr. Youngblood belongs to the local Kiwanis Club and volunteers with Boys & Girls Club of America. He also takes active part in the congregation at St. Timothy Catholic Church in West Los Angeles. In his free time, he studies martial arts at Tommy Chavies’ American Kenpo Concepts International.

Tips to Improve Your Snowboarding Skills

“Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood, the president of Youngblood Metals Mining, has more than 20 years of experience selling high-end antiques. In his free time, Saint Jovite Youngblood enjoys snowboarding.

While the old saying "practice makes perfect" is true with snowboarding, there are a number of ways you can improve your ability before even stepping onto a board. For example, you can focus on core- and leg-strengthening workouts in the gym to get better balance when you strap into the board. Trampoline workouts can have the same affect.

If you're just beginning to ride, it's best to purchase or rent a snowboard with optimal flex, allowing for easier turns and (hopefully) fewer falls. Some of the best beginner boards in 2016–2017 include the Burton Clash, Flow Verve, and K2 Standard.

After you feel comfortable getting down the hill, you might want to start working jumps and simple tricks into your routine. Watching snowboarding videos can give you new ideas and help you visualize potential new moves. It can also be useful to record yourself riding with a GoPro camera.

Dodgers Bolster Lineup for 2017

"Kota" Saint Jovite Youngblood is president of Youngblood Metals Mining, where his responsibilities include purchasing inventory for coin collectors and antique dealers. When he isn't tracking down quality products, Saint Jovite Youngblood enjoys following the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After losing to the eventual World Series champion Chicago Cubs in the Major League Baseball (MLB) National League Championship Series last year, the Los Angeles Dodgers used the off-season as an opportunity to gear up for another championship run. The team's first order of business was resigning core players Scott Van Slyke, Rich Hill, Justin Turner, and closer Kenley Jansen. Once those players were officially brought back into the fold, the team's general manager, Dave Roberts, set about seeking upgrade opportunities outside the organization.

Roberts made one of the biggest trades of the MLB off-season on January 23, when he traded promising pitching prospect Jose De Leon to the Tampa Bay Rays for second baseman Logan Forsythe. The 30-year-old Forsythe hit a career-high 20 home runs and 52 RBIs in 2016. Four days later, the Dodgers rounded out their team by signing a number of players, including pitchers Steve Geltz and Brandon Morrow, and outfielders Henry Ramos and Tyler Holt, to one-year, minor-league contracts.

The Benefits of Jet Skiing

The president of Youngblood Metals Mining, a wholesale purchaser for coin collectible and antique dealers, “Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood specializes in pre-Victorian jewelry, pre-1800 silver dollars, and vintage toys. Outside of his business, Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood enjoys a variety of hobbies, including jet skiing.

Jet skiing can provide a variety of health improvements to participants. Below are a few of these benefits.

- Improved cardiovascular system. Regardless of a jet skier's skill, being out on the water can dramatically improve the cardiovascular system by improving blood circulation and ensuring the body receives plenty of oxygen.

- Reduced stress. Riding a jet ski is a great way to remove negative thoughts from the mind. The activity takes a great deal of concentration, and as a result, the mind must clear itself of worries, giving the brain time to relax and gain a respite from stress.

- Increased muscle strength. Jet skiers must use a surprisingly large number of muscles to steer and stay balanced on the water. In addition to using the arms and legs, riders strengthen their core muscles by relying on them to stay them upright.

A Glimpse of Jewelry-Making in the Georgian Period

“Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood has developed wide-ranging experience in sales, import-export operations, and wholesaling and reselling. In 2010, he founded Youngblood Metals Mining, where he buys and sells antiques and collectible coins from his company headquarters in Monrovia, California. Pre-Victorian antiques and jewelry are among Saint Jovite Youngblood’s particular areas of focus.

British jewelry from Georgian times, the era just before the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), remains rare in today’s market. The typical pieces a contemporary buyer or seller might find would most likely have been made in silver or 18-karat gold and fashioned by hand.

Short necklaces and cameos were very popular in Georgian times. Common jewelry designs of the period include flowers and scrolled figures.

Georgian gemstone pieces display a distinctive look in that jewelers most often created jewelry around a stone rather than cutting a stone to a pattern (the technical processes of cutting gemstones that we employ today were unknown at that time). So, an authentic multi-stone Georgian piece consists of stones of various shapes and sizes.

Gold was hard to come by, even for the well-to-do, which means that many of the diamond pieces that have come down to us are set in silver, backed with gold. As jewelry became more popular among the emerging middle class, makers even began to use copies of gemstones set in a gold substitute they referred to as “pinchbeck.”