Tag Archives: Marc Aronstam

Marc Aronstam on custom men’s rings

In my opinion, something that gets too little attention opinion is men’s custom rings. I have guys come in who just have the attitude of “I just want something simple, a plain band”. My response to this has always been, “OK, fine, but how far up on the cool scale do you want?” Typically, men…

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Marc Aronstam on custom engagement & wedding rings

One of my favorite custom design scenarios is to design engagement and wedding rings. That’s because I feel strongly that these rings are much more than a promise to love and cherish for a lifetime. I believe custom engagement rings and wedding bands offer a look inside the soul, the story and the partnership of…

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Marc Aronstam on: gemstone hardness versus toughness

The more you know about gemstones, the better you understand and appreciate the gem stones in your personal jewelry collection. That’s why I’d like to blog about two properties of gem stones you often hear about: hardness and toughness. Although they sound similar, hardness and toughness of a gem are two separate, unrelated physical characteristics…

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Marc Aronstam talks about pearls, June’s birthstone

June is an awesome month. Not quite the scorcher of a month we Midwesterners are known for. But pleasantly warm and beautiful. Those of you that know me know that I am also a fan of June’s birthstone – the pearl. Pearls represent taste and refinement and are a natural symbol of purity. They are…

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Marc Aronstam on: Judging gemstone brilliance

There really is nothing quite like staring at a brilliant diamond as it reflects fire and light and scatters a rainbow of colors across a room. But what are you really talking about, when it comes to discussing a gemstone’s “brilliance?” Scientifically speaking, when light enters a gemstone, it can either be reflected back out…

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What on earth is an ‘Earth Art Sale?’ Just ask Marc Aronstam

If there is a man in your life that loves the unusual, thrives on nature, or would enjoy having something fantastically unusual grace the alcoves or mantle of his home or the walls of his office, Father’s Day couldn’t come at a better time for you! If you’ve ever been in my store, you know…

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Marc Aronstam delights in Alex Sepkus designs

I admire originality, craftsmanship and creativity in fine jewelry design. And that’s precisely why the fine jewelry designs of Alex Sepkus grace my showroom. Lithuanian-born jewelry designer Alex Sepkus makes jewelry like no one else. Sepkus says he sees his jewelry as a “link between body and clothing,” and as such, should be pleasant to…

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Marc Aronstam asks, “What defines YOU?”

My grandmother had a charm bracelet. Maybe yours did, too. As a kid, I loved to look at the charms, asking where each came from and hearing the stories. So I felt a strong sentimental pull when I first took a look at The Heather B. Moore collection of personalized jewelry. Heather Moore takes “charms”…

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Let’s begin the holidays with an open house!

Whether you call it the season of joy, the holy holidays, the festive season, or the crazy season, the season is definitely upon us! Here at Aronstam Fine Jewelers, we like to kick off the season with a traditional open house. This year’s annual event is Thursday November 29th from 10 am – 8 pm,…

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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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