Freshly made, our latest modern classic design the infinity solitaire. I love her. Dressed in recycled metals and ethical fair-trade gems, she's sure to give Honey Boo Boo a run for the crown. Keep watching the Wedding pages, as we make this ethical engagement ring model in gold, and finish it with a diamond.
Gallery artist Sarah Nehama in conjunction with the Massachusetts Historical Society present a show of Mourning jewelry with pieces on display from the 17th through 19th centuries. Presented with the exhibit is an accompaning book written by our beloved Sarah. I can't wait to attend, this style of jewelry is right up my alley, here's a link for a post of mine on Mourning jewelry.
I love these things, statistics are fun-damental!
One of our beloved gallery artists Sarah Nehama is especially fond of opals, has quite a collection and apparently a vast knowledge of the stone as well. Sarah did a guest post for The Museum of Love and Mortality about the 'Amazing Opal'. I loved it, who knew the opal was so diverse and by chance it's October's Birthstone. The Boulder opal ring in the image above is one of Sarah's made in 22k gold and silver, and can be ordered through the gallery.
Below is a link for a blog post I wrote last October on opals, and an opal ring design of mine.xoxo
A little hand engraving pattern research for a client engagement ring. First scroll patterns, the one that has the beaded edge is not engraving,but I like the vintage 30's feel the beading and milligrain add to the designs and that's a really sweet pattern. And the classic wheat pattern, regal isn't it. The flower study I thought was interesting and you can see more of it here.
What's not to love? A version of the classic halo ring made famous by the beloved Princess Diana.
Have a look by clicking here.
I turned fifty a few weeks ago. I celebrated on the Cape with an old friend, my daughter, her schoolmate and our two dogs. The thing is modern tradition celebrates the 50th birthday with black, and yet I feel great, calm, confident, blasting off with my face turned to the sun. Who knew being 50 would be so rewarding.
Happy Birthday to me!
In the gallery we provide our clients with an insurance appraisal for all fine jewelry purchases, and for their family heirlooms. I often find that the owner of this sparkling jewelry baby hasn’t thought too much about the why or how to add valuable jewelry to their household insurance policy.
The why is that jewelry is targeted by thieves, and like all high theft items must be insured separately, like your home, car and health. Every home, condo and tenant’s policy has limits on jewelry coverage and it may be as low as 500.00 or as high as 5000.00, and could also have a deductible.
Jewelry insurance can cost around 15.00 to 25.00 per 1000.00 dollars insured annually, and is dependant on where you live. The two types of insurances you can add to your policy for jewelry are Blanket and Scheduled.
Blanket Coverage: Blanket coverage is just what it sounds like, you give the insurance company a total insurance amount, and there is no need to list individual items. Some companies have coverage limits of 1,000.00 to 5,000.00, will have a deductible for loss and a per piece coverage maximum.
Scheduled Coverage: You provide the insurance company with an appraisal (or a bill of sale) for each item. The items are individually listed on your policy and the value is predetermined in case of loss, and most often there is no deductible for loss.
As a general rule Blanket Coverage is usually reserved for lower priced items and Scheduled Coverage for expensive items. Be sure you have a current appraisal at the time you insure and to have the item appraised every 5 to 7 years to keep the coverage amount current. Check your company’s policies on cash for loss or replacement only, and if replacement only will they allow you to use your own jeweler.
Looking for a little more insurance talk.... 'Engagement Ring Insurance 101' from The Knot.