In my 30’s used to tell the joke, “Do you know why men like younger women? Their stories are shorter.” My romance with colored gems and jewels is long, with so many stories.I’ve...read more
Going from a good design to a great one isn’t a matter of luck. I met with a customer, Frances, who had two pairs of gorgeous, rare and vivid gems – yellow danburite and teal “cuprian”...read more
As many of you know, I’ve spent over 30 years in the jewelry industry as a colored gemstone dealer and designer. Working as a dealer who supplied high-end jewelers and collectors for decades...read more
I was born with an eye. What makes it useful is 34 years of evaluating gem materials and assigning their characteristics to a mental grid I file away. One place my eye and savvy come into play...read more
Friends, many of you ask for advice on storing your jewelry. Jewelry storage has two main themes: safety and accessibility. Your jewels are better off separated from each other so they do not...read more
“Oh, I like that lavender and green….,” Laura replied to my text showing her several pairing of gems for three-stone rings. “What should we do with them?”That’s...read more
Well, that summer flew past. Hurricane Florence did her best to blow away summer’s last beams, leaving us welcoming Fall. But, we’ll always have Nevada. A few months ago, I put my QVC sales training...read more
I’ve spent most of my life in San Diego County where we have “fire weather.” No icy roads, or flood waters banking – we get fire. The “Fireball Ring,” featuring...read more
You may have missed the breaking news last week that Paris Hilton’s $2Million engagement ring was found in a Miami club ice bucket last weekend. While dancing with her hands in the air, the giant...read more
In the Spring of 2010, I took on the challenge of immortalizing one man’s love and devotion to his wife for their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The end result, after three long years of hard...read more
What’s blue and green and gold all over? “Heaven and Earth” ring in 18 karat yellow gold featuring a vibrant 10.60 carat blue Zircon (Cambodia) accented by pair of 5.51 carat Peridot. Click here to...read more
Have you had those fleeting moments in life when you experienced an unusually profound insight, a feeling of connectedness or intimacy? It’s as if God pulls a curtain back, showing us the...read more
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