SALE FAQ’S

SALE FAQ’S

As we all know our  annual sale is coming up. This is a fun and exciting time for everyone at the store and for all of our customers. We wanted to point out some FAQ’s that we get as the big days approach. 1. This is the only sale you run, why do you run it? We truly believe in giving you our best price up front which is why we never run routine sales. We want you to leave…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Intertwined Design Diamond Necklace

SPOTLIGHT ON: Intertwined Design Diamond Necklace

This month’s SPOTLIGHT ON piece is all about contrast. Not only does it feature rose and white gold- it is paired with diamonds and an intertwined design that makes it “pop” in all kinds of ways. This piece is made by Breuning- one of our designers that is based out of Germany. They have such a unique look to them that a lot of times features a play on different tones of gold as a texture builder.  The 14kt rose…

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Ring Sizing Snip-its

Ring Sizing Snip-its

Do you ever wonder what really goes into the sizing of a ring? While this is a common job in a goldsmiths life, the vast array or ring styles mixed with the large range of ring sizes makes this a little more of a complicated job than most think. Sizing a ring has many steps that are evaluated before the work is done. The type of ring and how many stones are in it is a big factor of how…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Freeform Spessartite Garnet Necklace

SPOTLIGHT ON: Freeform Spessartite Garnet Necklace

Many of us have heard of the gemstone Garnet. It is the birthstone for January and is usually seen or remembered to be in a rich red wine tone. Garnet is also available in a wide range of other colors such as purple or grape tones, a number of greens to yellows and orange to pink. Spessartite Garnet is know for how it relates to a bright mandarin orange in color. It is unique because of how high the refractive index…

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Opportunities in your Jewelry box

Opportunities in your Jewelry box

We all have pieces in our jewelry box that have lost their luster and shine. Maybe their style has seen it’s day, maybe the piece was handed down to us and we never truly loved it for ourselves. There are lots of reasons that give us excuses to not wear these items. All the while we pine after things we see in stores or online that we know we would love to have for ourselves. Lots of times we forget to…

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Your Jewelry’s New Year Resolution List

Your Jewelry’s New Year Resolution List

We all have New Year’s resolutions that we hope to keep- but do any of these ever include resolutions for our beloved jewelry pieces? Lots of times we put our jewelry needs on the back burner whether it be cleaning- repair or even recreation. Below is a list of ideas on how to give your jewelry a little extra attention and love this year. Cleaning– we recommend getting your jewelry cleaned and checked every six months AT LEAST. We always…

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Gifting to a Young Jewelry Lover

Gifting to a Young Jewelry Lover

Sometimes buying jewelry for young girls is challenging when it comes to knowing what is age and style appropriate. We also get asked for options that can help a child learn responsibility for a special piece of jewelry while not breaking the bank incase they do happen to lose it. Below are some great ideas to help start a jewelry collection for that special little lady in your life. Starfish Stud Earrings These are a fun choice for a girl…

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The Unique Art and Talent of Kabana

The Unique Art and Talent of Kabana

This fall we welcomed many new beautiful pieces into our inventory ramping up for the holiday season. So many caught my eye and heart but some pieces that have their own “little extra” character. This year those are the beauties  we bring in from our vendor, Kabana. Kabana is a made and manufactured in the USA company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The company was founded there by Starvros Eieftheriou who had traveled from Greece at the age of 22. He…

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Behind the Sparkle of a Diamond

Behind the Sparkle of a Diamond

Diamonds are one of first thoughts that come to mind when most of us think of jewelry, but how much do we really know about these sparkly beauties? When it comes to the in’s and outs of diamonds- there are some important facts that are usually left unsaid. Below are five facts about diamonds that most don’t know. 1. Diamonds have a graining to them similar to wood that is created when they are formed in the earth. This is…

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Catching up on Cabochon Cuts

Catching up on Cabochon Cuts

Most of us think of a faceted gem first when we think of how gemstones are cut in jewelry, although there is a whole different beauty to gemstones when they are cut as a cabochon.This type of cutting is one of the oldest forms of gem cutting and is most commonly seen when the stone is highly polished and has a convex domed top and flat bottom.Any shape can be a cabochon butmostly it is seen in oval or round shapes.  Cabochon…

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