Tag Archives: necklaces

Interchangeable Clasps

One style of jewelry I’m known for carrying, as well as creating in my shop, is interchangeable necklace clasps. Designers like Marcel Roelofs, Gellner, and Jorg Heinz span the stylistic spectrum from classic and conservative to ultra-contemporary. Then there are the pieces I design, and my shop produces. These clasps can be worn on simple…

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In fact, it’s not even two weeks away. February 14th sneaks up on people every year, and I always have someone rushing in the door five minutes before close on the 13th. I know I can’t prevent the last-minute stop. I’ve tried to get guys to be proactive…

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The gift that keeps on giving: Aronstam interchangeable clasp necklaces

Several years ago, I was came across a mechanism that allowed me to design clasps and pendants which could be seamlessly interchanged from one piece of jewelry to another. My appreciation of jewelry versatility was about to take off! I started designing a collection of interchangeable clasps and pendants, and showing those from other designers…

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Marc Aronstam on Vario clasps

I’m here to tell you that sometimes, you can beat the system. Especially when the “system” has been engineered to work for you! I’m talking about our interchangeable Vario clasps for pearl necklaces – and many other types of necklaces as well. If you haven’t heard me rave about these, then you haven’t been reading…

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Fun, hip & trendy this season – Margo Morrison necklaces

The Margo Morrison of New York necklace collection is smashing! And popular! These long, trendy 35” necklaces are each one-of-a-kind, and tend to fly out of Aronstam Fine Jewelers’ showroom because it’s so tempting to buy several at a time. Here’s what I mean – you might want to take a Margo Morrison strand of…

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Marc Aronstam gets bold with new fall jewelry trends

Having recently returned from the Las Vegas Jewelry Show, there is lots to talk about when it comes to hot trends in jewelry! Donna and I saw lots of gold, lots of pearls and lots of larger semi-precious stones. Let’s begin with gold. Gold is now at a 2 ½ year low right now. With…

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The Aronstam custom of creating new custom jewelry from heirlooms

In many families it is custom to give a gift of jewelry for special occasions. Sometimes in honor of significant birthday or anniversary, sometimes for a holiday. Maybe you received an extraordinary family piece from someone special this year, or inherited a ring or a brooch from someone years ago. If so, I guarantee that…

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Rich, Hand Wrought, Byzantine and Gorgeous

If it were possible to sum up the Kurtulan line of jewelry at Aronstam Fine Jewelers, this description would come close. Designed in Turkey, the line is culture-specific and exotic, a blend of old and new, ancient and modern. The unique jewelry line absolutely stands out – especially with startling pairings of 24k yellow gold…

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Marc Aronstam talks about pearls

Pearls are classic, timeless and elegant and a miracle of nature. One of my favorite gem “stones,” pearls come in a huge variety of colors, from classic white to pink, silver, cream, golden, green, blue, black, and even rainbow-hued. Actually a mineral (calcium carbonate) rather than a true stone, pearls are formed in layers, slowly,…

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