Archive for May, 2012

Mardon Introduces FireMark to the Inland Empire

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Mardon is proud to introduce the FireMark Princess Diamond to our community. We know this very special diamond will quickly make fans because of it’s outstanding beauty and value. A recently granted U.S. Patent protects the unique features that separate FireMark from all other Princess cuts. A true gemological breakthrough, FireMark’s innovative¬†cutting results in unprecedented […]

Recutting Colored Gems- Closing the Window

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Natural colored gemstones come from rare mineral crystals that are found within the earth’s crust. Mother Nature “cooks” various ingredients according to her own unique recipes into crystals of different sizes, shapes, colors and physical properties. For centuries, man has sought out and fashioned these treasures into dazzling objects of beauty and value. Because of […]

Rolex or Fauxlex?

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

A recent appraisal exemplifies the challenges we face in our appraisal practice. A young doctor contacted us, anxiously¬†inquiring if we were qualified to appraise Rolex watches. He wanted to return a watch he purchased on the internet, but the vendor required a written appraisal from a qualified appraiser. The client had shown the watch to […]

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