Tag Archives: jewelry

Why Solder Your Rings Together?

Wedding season is entering the 7th Inning Stretch, and so there’s a practical decision looming on the horizon for brides coming back from their honeymoons. Or maybe your wedding is coming up in the last half of this year; this is a question you’ll eventually have to answer, as well. “Should I get my wedding…

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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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New From Cherie Dori

Cherie Dori is a designer I’ve carried for years, and her jewelry remains a staple in contemporary design for my store. We recently overhauled our entire inventory and loaded up on fresh merchandise. Some are popular pieces I’ve carried and sold before, but there are a few in the new lineup that are as new…

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Colibri

As a jeweler, this time of year is always about the ladies. I don’t hear much about guys during wedding season outside of desperate last-minute scrambles to get the groom a wedding band. But dropped right in the middle of it all is Father’s Day: a day exclusively reserved for men. For some reason, shopping…

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Moonstone – June Birthstone

Something that is steadily growing in popularity is moonstone. Moonstone, however, is not a newly discovered gemstone, and it’s been entrancing beholders with the mysterious, silken light of a full moon for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Ancient Hindus and Romans once believed moonstone was actually crystallized moonlight. Every myth and legend associated with…

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Emerald Alternatives

I’m a colored stone guy. I love colored stones. I love selling colored stones. I love helping people foster a greater appreciation for colored stones. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that not all colored gems are created equal, and it’s important for a client to know their options when designing a piece…

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Caring for Your Emerald

In my first blog this month, I wrote about emeralds: all of their wondrous beauty, their allure, and their chaotic origins. But I mentioned, almost in passing, that emeralds need some extra care. I didn’t have room in that entry, so I’m going to expound on that notion here. If you’ll recall (or pull up…

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Emerald – May Birthstone

Pliny the Elder, the great naturalist of Antiquity, once wrote, “Nothing greens greener than emerald.” He was not wrong: to this day, emerald is still the green gem against which all green gems are compared. For over three thousand years, emerald has been treasured above many other gemstones for its rarity, and its largely unrivaled…

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Annual May Sale 2014

Every year we do a sale during the week leading up to Mother’s Day. This year is no exception. From Thursday, May 1st, through Saturday, May 10th, our Annual May Sale will be running. Expect at least 20% off on the entire inventory, excluding loose diamonds. There will be 30%, 40%, and 50% savings on…

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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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