Archive for May, 2010

Gold in Quartz Man’s Ring

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

For a very special gift for Father’s Day or perhaps an anniversary, consider this striking one-of-a-kind man’s ring, set with a gorgeous gold in quartz gemstone from the Eldorado Mine in Gympie, Queensland, Australia.  You can easily see the dramatic eruption of pure gold in the white quartz matrix– simply stunning! I picked this gem […]

A Tale of Two Diamond Clients

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I did a gemological consultation for a young man who had purchased a diamond solitaire from a diamond merchant’s Ebay site.  He was able to win a diamond auction and wanted my opinion of the stone. I looked over the stone first before asking him about the price paid, the […]

The Brotherhood of the Stone

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

My mission this year at Tucson included re-establishing some of my connections to the fire agate community– last year I finished this fire agate ring which has been drawing major compliments, so I figured it's time to try a few new pieces in our market. Over my three decades in the gem business, it's been […]

Long Distance Custom Designed Engagement Ring

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Last Fall, we were contacted by a long time customer whose daughter had a real problem. Her daughter, Kirstyn, was engaged to be married September 2010. Kirstyn and fiance Alastair, a British citizen, were working in the Cayman Islands where they had a local jeweler make a custom engagement ring using her one carat family […]

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