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Carnelian

Carnelian is the trade name for chalcedony with warm primary colors. While carnelian is traditionally a solid shade of red or orange, “carnelian” has become an encompassing term in the trade that can include sardonyx, which is banded red, orange, yellow, and white chalcedony, and sard: a loose term from Antiquity usually denoting a darker,…

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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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New Piece – Dragonfly Cuff Bracelet

This is one of the coolest pieces my shop has put out in some time. It’s a sterling silver hard cuff bracelet with dragonflies carved in relief. All of those textures are actually cast into the metal. It was a custom order for a client, so it’s already gone, but I wanted you all to…

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Getting Ready for Tucson

The 60th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is coming up at the end of January and goes through the beginning of February. As always, I’ll be there. Geodes, fossils, and other kinds of rock and mineral formations that are out of this world abound at the Tucson Show. If there’s anything like that you’ve…

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On the 12th Day of Christmas…

Alisa – 30% Discount Another popular line of sterling silver I carry is an Italian company called Alisa. Alisa takes the sterling silver renaissance in a different direction than Hardy, Yurman, and Atencio. While some of Alisa’s pieces may be able to be classified as “chunky,” there aren’t too many. Alisa offers a more subtle,…

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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 10th Day of Christmas…

Colibri – 30% Discount Colibri is a line I’ve carried on and off for years. I just bolstered my collection a few weeks ago with some pretty slick – and affordable – gifts for men. Sometimes men are tough to shop for, and that’s part of why I carry Colibri. Not all guys wear cufflinks…

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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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