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Cleaning Your Jewelry at Home and in the Shop

Cleaning Your Jewelry at Home and in the Shop

Did you know that we offer free cleaning and checkups on all jewelry purchased from us? We love to keep the beautiful jewels you purchase from us sparkling, clean, and...

Mid Mod; A Revolution at the Jewelers Bench

The freshness and new ideas of the mid mod generation didn't just happen in New York and San Francisco, it seemed to happen everywhere at once, a hopefulness that creativity...
jens alby gold and lapis mid mod ring
Spring Greens!

Spring Greens!

As I sit here at my computer listing rings on the website I realize I've chosen so many brightly hued pieces. So many greens, and opals with their flashes of...

Love and Luck

Sentiment and Superstition were important parts of life in the 19th century.With constant reminders of the fragility of life, the Victorians embraced love and entreated luck. These two themes can...
Love and Luck
Mourning in the 18th Century

Mourning in the 18th Century

A tale of two rings, each intriguing, each mysterious. Can we solve this puzzle? The details are everything.....

A bit of the History and properties of Birth Stones

Birthstones have not always been associated with a Month. In earlier times they were associated with each sign of the Zodiac. Let me tell you a bit about it....
A bit of the History and properties of Birth Stones
A Research Journey with Kate

A Research Journey with Kate

How do we figure out when a jewel was made? What the materials are? What secrets unfold under examination and research? Follow along with Kate as she discovers the secrets...

Astronomy's Influence on Victorian Jewelry

Moons and stars, waxing and waning.... what meaning do these themes have in the pieces we collect? Victorian jewels give up their secrets of astronomical fascination.
Astronomy's Influence on Victorian Jewelry
A Coil in Common

A Coil in Common

I wandered into the Ancient Greek Hall and there was a magnificent trio of bronze faces, wearing their meticulously curled beards. Adornment takes many forms.