Archive for July, 2010

Our Famous Annual Clearance Sale, 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Look for fabulous values during our Famous Annual Sale, Tuesday, August 3 thru Saturday, August 14. You'll find great designer pieces, classic estate jewelry, and unique Mardon originals drastically marked down at true clearance prices up to 60% off.  Here are a few– Green is In! This exquisite designer ring from Phil Zahm Design, set […]

Readers Choice– Again!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Today, the Press Enterprise has the ballot for the annual Reader's Choice survey– it's on the back page of the Nation and World section (where the funnies are)– just fill out the ballot  and mail it in. This time, the link they show for online voting takes you to their website where another link (showing […]

Correction- Reader’s Choice Balloting- Vote for Mardon

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

In our recent blog about voting at the annual Reader’s Choice survey at the Riverside Press Enterprise, we posted a link to the online ballot so you readers could vote easily. We just found out today from a client who tried to vote that the posted link didn’t work. The link was copied directly from […]

Sapphires Illustrate the Wonder of Gems and the Limits of Perception

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

These two sapphires are both from the island of Sri Lanka, both are heat enhanced, both are from the same vendor, both weigh about the same. Here's another photograph, same stones, same photographer (myself), same camera, same photo stage, similar macro lens, slightly different lighting. Can you guess which one costs more?

Vote for Mardon, Reader’s Choice 2010, Press Enterprise

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Correction July 20- In this blog about voting at the annual Reader's Choice survey at the Riverside Press Enterprise, we posted a link to the online ballot so you readers could vote easily. We just found out today from a client who tried to vote that the posted link didn't work. The link was copied […]

A One-of-a-Kind Filigree Engagement Ring

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

We completed a most beautiful engagement ring a while back but weren’t able to post this blog till now. It was one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever done! Our clients Megan and Mike, big fans of antique and period jewelry, fell in love with a 1920’s Art Deco platinum ring in our estate […]

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