Tag Archives: gold

Introducing Dabakarov

I just picked up a designer line that has actually been around for about thirty years. Over the course of its history, Dabakarov has evolved to keep up with the trending styles of jewelry. While I personally believe that trends are as fickle as the sea, and a truly fine piece of jewelry is timeless…

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What’s My Name?

Way back in the day, before people knew anything about chemical composition, chromophores, and spectroscopy, gemstones got their names by fairly straightforward descriptions. A green gem was a green gem back then; the Greek word smaragdos, from which the English word “emerald” is derived, literally translates as “green gemstone.” One of the best examples of…

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Spring Cleaning

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, and your jewelry collection is no exception. Getting your jewelry cleaned and inspected routinely is the best way to prevent a loss due to physical wear and tear. I recommend getting your jewelry refinished once a year, which includes a thorough examination for any structural damage, tightening…

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Lashbrook Wedding Bands

If you’re getting married this summer, hopefully you’ve already started looking at wedding bands for both parties involved. But whether or not you have, there’s a line I carry I think you might consider if you’re into more contemporary or edgy styles. Lashbrook designs and produces wedding bands, but their jewelry is not your grandpa’s…

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On the 11th Day of Christmas…

John Atencio – 30% Discount I just recently reacquired John Atencio’s line of jewelry after a hiatus of several years. John has gotten back into the game, and his work looks better than ever. I’ve specifically picked up his sterling silver line. It’s exceptionally made, and, of course, beautiful. The chunky sterling silver look erupted…

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On the 9th Day of Christmas…

Cherie Dori – 30% Discount Cherie Dori’s jewelry is about contrasts. Cherie Dori’s jewelry is about that one little thing that stands out amidst a sea of blasé. It’s unique and stylish, and that’s why I carry it. Their owner/designer Nelly Cohen studied French literature, and her love of poetry shows through in the flow…

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On the 6th Day of Christmas…

Alex Sepkus – 25% Discount To me, Alex Sepkus’ work isn’t just jewelry. It’s art. The level of detailed expertise that goes into a single Sepkus piece is virtually unparalleled. Every surface is detailed or textured in some way – all of which is done by hand. The designs are fun and even whimsical, yet…

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Turquoise – the December Birthstone

Turquoise is so versatile. It can take several different, readily recognizable forms, and each one suits a totally different style perfectly. And the history of this stuff is a trip. Have you ever laid on your back in the grass on a summer day and watched the clouds roll by? The cotton balls drift past…

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On the 5th Day of Christmas…

Kurtulan Gold Jewelry from Turkey – 30% Discount Kurtulan is hands-down one of my most successful and popular lines. It’s so unique, and it appeals to so many people. Kurtulan is manufactured by master goldsmiths in Turkey whose stated purpose in design is to capture the essence of Anatolian culture. There’s so much depth and…

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas…

Rhonda Faber Green – 30% Discount Graceful, delicate filigree; unique, eye-catching textures; the boldness of Antiquity meets the sophistication of the Romantic Era in Rhonda Faber Green’s designs. It is true artwork that goes into the making of her jewelry. “I love designing and I love to make women feel beautiful. I get such a…

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