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A Collection of Art Glass

Anyone who has set foot in my store knows I sell much more than jewelry. I carry giftware, too, but my stuff ain’t your Aunt Golde’s silver flatware. I love conversation pieces. I have many, many natural rock formations and fossils, but I especially love collecting art glass. I carry the work of artists such…

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Diamonds – April Birthstone

A lot has been said about diamonds over the years, both positive and negative. In the spirit of inclusiveness, here’s a quick rundown. Diamonds are beautiful, perfectly suited for use in jewelry, and every single natural diamond is unique to itself no matter what detractors may say. Diamond as a material substance represents the extremes…

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Springtime Colors

Spring gives pastel colors their biggest stage of the year. The strong jewel tones have not yet developed in nature during March or April. Spring fashion has always revolved around pastel colors. That’s not a trend; it’s historical precedent. With pastels in mind, one group of minerals stands out as dominating that color tone palate:…

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Something special and very rare for the opal lovers out there…

A platinum ring containing a fabulous black opal showing the rarest of rare colors, brilliant red, surrounded by diamonds, and one of my favorite pieces, a piece of matrix opal shot through with veins of brilliant color, both true collectors pieces and some of the reasons that I love opals.      

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Mother’s Jewelry – Custom designs in time for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up. Don’t believe me? Check your calendar. May 11th is two months away. That may seem a little far in advance to make dinner reservations, but it’s just about right to start a custom jewelry design. Mother’s jewelry (rings, pendants, bracelets, etc.) has been dumbed down and commercialized for years, and…

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Pantone Color of the Year

I’m not usually a mainstream kind of guy, but fashion critiques of the Golden Globes and Grammys are everywhere online and in print. With the Academy Awards coming up on March 2nd, they’re not going away any time soon, so I thought I’d offer my two cents. So let’s talk fashion for a bit. Let’s…

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December Birthstones: Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite

December sort of has the corner on birthstones nowadays. With the induction of another selection by the American Gem Trade Association in 2002, there are now three official birthstones for December: turquoise, zircon, and the newest, tanzanite. So which way do you go? Well, that depends on what’s important to you in a look, and…

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Gifts for the Men in Your Life

There are two times every year I can almost set my watch by. The first is the day after Mother’s Day. The second is the week after Thanksgiving. Why do those dates matter? Well, the first one is the first day people start thinking about Father’s Day. The second is when most people start seriously…

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10 reasons to come to Aronstam’s Opal Show

Come to our Opal Show October 3rd – 5th and feast your eyes on opals like you have never seen before. Big, bold, on fire, hugely radiant, in rare opalescent colors. October 3rd 10am-8pm, October 4th 10am-6pm & October 5th from 10am-2pm If you have ever wondered why I am in love with opals, these…

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Opals, opals, opals and more opals!

JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL OPAL SHOW AT ARONSTOM The opal show is 10/3 10am-8pm, 10/4 10am-6pm, 10/5 10am-2pm. Guess what’s happening at Aronstam Fine Jewelers in October. You guessed, our annual opal show direct from Australia! I can guarantee that we can show you the unbelievable beauty of opals that you have never seen…

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