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Cameos

Cameos

The iconic cameo is made by engraving an image into an object, most commonly the conch shell. Conch shells carve very well, but their color fades over time. It nearly always features a raised image, usually a woman in white, against a coral orange background, better known as a relief image. The intaglio image is cut into the background of the shell. These are very rare and takes a master skills man to produce. There are few cameo makers because it is one of the hardest challenges for any gemstone carver. Besides carving into a shell, the agate stone is...

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Caring for Your Precious Jewelry

Caring for Your Precious Jewelry

Caring for Your Precious Jewelry You bought a new piece! Hooray! Hooray! For the first few weeks, you are showing off your new shiny bauble to everyone who crosses your path. Sadly, after a while, it becomes dull and boring, almost as if it was lifeless… Don’t despair!  We are here to help you protect & maintain the beauty of your jewelry in 2 easy steps. Protect! We know you really love it, but try not to wear your pieces (gold or sterling silver) during activities that include: chlorine, salt, sunscreen, sweat, direct sunlight for long period of time, bug...

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J Is for Jade

J Is for Jade

Jade – A precious stone of great beauty – An ancient Chinese saying – we’ll pledge! We love jade, both stones, Jadeite and Nephrite. Our collection of carving and jewelry of nephrite jade mainly comes from British Colombia. The Jade company we work with, just like us, a family-owned, multigenerational company. They find, mine, and create with their nephrite jade amazing pieces of jewelry and carved figurines. While Nixon was in office, the doors to china opened up and many ancient Chinese treasures made their way to the Western World. Memorized the exotic mystery of orient, our buyer at the...

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B is for Baltic Amber

B is for Baltic Amber

Amber is a fossilized tree resin that definitely earned its spot among world’s rarest gems. Tens of thousands of years ago, humanity fell in love with little pieces of ‘solidified sunshine’ that washed ashore the Baltic sea. Different civilization praised amber for its rare beauty and healing properties; to the extreme of building a whole room covered in amber (and rebuilt in 2003). I like to think of amber as small windows to the past, where wind, rain & forest elements are suspended in time. A masterpiece by mother-nature set in silver & gold by master jewelers, makes our collection...

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