Archive for the ‘Estate Jewelry’ Category

Magnificent Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

A wonderful ring from the Belle Epoque with a 3.08 ct Fancy Yellow Diamond.

Faberge Necklace

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

We recently had the opportunity and pleasure to examine this sweet Faberge necklace from the early 20th century. The necklace is fabricated from 14 karat yellow gold and silver, set with rose cut Diamonds and a beautiful pear shaped Aquamarine. The delicate chain is handmade from platinum. Our client has a wonderful family provenance for […]

Coming Down the Stretch

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Horse and jockey are flying full tilt down the home stretch! After 20 years in our current location, Mardon is moving! We’d like to announce our upcoming move to a new spot at the Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Suite 14, Riverside, 92507. We hope to reopen by August 15 – stay tuned for updates on our […]

Antique Marshall’s Badge

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

This unusual estate jewelry item turned out to be are a real surprise. We purchased it along with a large group of vintage pieces– sort of an after-thought, thrown into the lot at the last minute. We don’t buy a lot of silver jewelry, but this was just funky enough to be of interest. It […]

Diamond Hourglass 18 Karat Gold Necklace by Sydney Mobell

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Now showing at Mardon, this charming necklace is from the celebrated American jeweler, Sydney Mobell. Mobell is considered a modern master of the jewelers art. His shop in the Fairmont Hotel of San Francisco was famous for transforming everyday items into irreverant jeweled art, producing such items as a diamond studded Frisbee, an jewel encrusted […]

Online Shopping, Free Giftwrap & Shipping at Mardon

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The holiday season is just a whirlwind of joy and stress — we’re all busy juggling our day to day life and getting ready for the Thanksgiving Feast, then Christmas with family, then New Year’s Eve. Into this mix of busy, we need to find gifts for loved ones, old friends, and business associates. At Mardon, we’ll help you […]

Hand Engraving– the Ultimate Jewelry Decoration

Friday, November 6th, 2015

In today’s world, some things change rapidly and some stay the same. Just in the last 20 years or so, jewelry making has changed radically. Previously we used labor intensive processes like carving wax models by hand to create our original designs and master models. We now use technological marvels like computer aided design and modeling (CAD/CAM) and […]

Mardon Wins Best Jeweler

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Mardon Jewelers has been voted Best Jeweler in the 20th Annual Best of the Inland Empire Reader’s Choice. This is the 7th year in a row and 10th of the last 12 years that we’ve earned this distinction. We’re very grateful for the votes and loyal support of all of our patrons. Thank You! Look for the Reader’s Choice magazine in […]

Jewelry Auction Update

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Great news for our client–this beautiful Art Deco watch, mentioned in our previous blog, did very well at Sotheby’s Important Watch Auction, June 11. The piece sold for a hammer price of $13,000, almost double the reserve price. Yay! As you can see from this image from the auction catalog, Sotheby’s does a wonderful job promoting their […]

Antique Jewelry Gets TLC

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

  We just acquired four wonderful antique and vintage rings which are, as they say, “Farm Fresh.”  It’s often the case that estate pieces need TLC before they can be resold– they’ve been worn and loved for years! They’ll need restoration, refurbishing and GIA certifications to meet our standards for resale to our clients. Here’s what we do to bring these lovely pieces […]

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