Archive for April, 2009

Jewelry Insurance 101 C: How do I get my jewelry insured and what happens if I lose my jewelry?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Getting your jewelry insured begins by establishing a description and value for the jewelry to be insured. You are entering into a contractual agreement with whomever you choose as your insurer, so you and the company must agree on what it is being insured and for how much. A current retail replacement value appraisal from […]

What is a Fancy Blue Diamond?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

from Rapaport The recent buzz about the 7.03 carat Cullinan Blue diamond to be offered at the upcoming Sotheby’s auction in Geneva has generated a lot of interest in colored diamonds.  Because there is a lot of misinformation about these ultra-rare gems, we thought it would be helpful to our readers to describe and discuss […]

Ultra Rare Blue Diamond to Hit the Auction Block at Sotheby’s

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

From Rapaport A Super Stone is sure to be the talk-of-the-town at the May 12 Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland.  Cut from a 26.58 ct. crystal mined at the famed Cullinan Mine in South Africa, the 7.03 ct cushion shaped diamond has been graded Fancy Vivid Blue and Internally Flawless by the Gemological Institute of […]

Fashionista Alert-Fall Colors Forecast is Here

Friday, April 17th, 2009

from Pantone The annual Pantone color palette for fall 2009 can be downloaded at this link http://www.pantone.com/downloads/articles/pdfs/PANTONE_FCR_FALL09.pdf The colors are muted and sophisticated with subtle contrasts.  Time to think about your wardrobe and pick out that special colored gemstone to accent and sparkle things up!  Orange sunstones and Spessartine garnets, purple-red Rhodolite garnets, padparadscha  sapphires […]

Prince Promotes Pods w/ Purple Ice

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

From Luxist Musician Prince reinvents himself one more time with this latest “artPod”, an iPod Touch entitled “Prince Opus Number One” that features extremely rare purple diamonds.  See the full article at http://www.luxist.com/2009/04/14/prince-piece-includes-rare-purple-diamonds/ Watch this Blog for coming info about colored diamonds. It’s easy—sign up for the RSS feed by clicking the “Subscribe” button on […]

Mardon Will Fly Canadian Diamonds

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Did you know the Canada Goose is known to mate for life?  Did you know that when the Canada Goose migrates north and south in the classic V formation, each bird, bonded by loyalty and trust, contributes its strength to the group’s progress toward the common destination. In response to customer requests for more eco-friendly […]

Jewelry Insurance 101 B: How much does Jewelry Insurance cost and what does it cover?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Many people think jewelry insurance is very expensive and that it only covers for theft.  For these and other reasons, some folks don’t carry any insurance on their jewelry when it’s really in their best interest to do so. The cost of insurance for jewelry is actually pretty reasonable in most areas of the USA. […]

100% Recycled Gold Comes to Mardon

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Mardon Jewelers is proud to announce a new relationship with the leading “green” refiner in the USA, Hoover & Strong. Mardon Jewelers has been an active gold recycler for many years, more so recently with the increased activity in the markets for precious metals.  Like many jewelers we purchase “old” gold from our clients and […]

Nano-Diamonds on PBS

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

As mentioned on the Mardon blog, hexagonal nano-diamonds are part of the evidence for the controversial theory that explains the extinction of such critters as the saber tooth cats and the wooly mammoth that occurred 12,900 years ago.  The latest Nova program, entitled “The Last Extinction”, explores this subject thoroughly and will air again Sunday, […]

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