Archive for the ‘Estate Jewelry’ Category

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 […]

Jewelry Auctions & 2015 Reader’s Choice Voting

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Mardon has placed a rare vintage watch for a client in this upcoming Important Watch Auction held at Sotheby’s New York venue. It’s Lot # 163, page 136 – you can browse the catalog at this URL, http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2015/watches-n09368.html# This last year, we’ve added Jewelry Auctions to the list of services available through our extensive network of experts and […]

Emerald Show Going On Now

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Now showing- a Stellar Collection of Emerald Jewelry from our good friends at AG Gems. If you’ve ever wanted to see what an outstanding Natural Emerald looks like, this your chance. Stop by our shop – we’ll show you beautiful rings, earrings and a fabulous necklace, set with fine Emeralds from Colombia and  Zambia. These items have gemological certifications from GIA […]

Reader’s Choice 2015

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

The annual Press Enterprise 2015 Reader’s Choice voting is going on now! Balloting lasts May 1 to May 31. It’s easy and fun to name your favorite shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Your vote is important because it informs our community about the best choices  for shopping, entertainment and services. To vote online, go to http://www.pe.com/sections/entertainment/readers-choice/

Antique Jewelry Stars In Costume Drama

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

We had a visit from one of our favorite clients, Chris, his wife Jaybee, and friends, on their way to a special event celebrating the Riverside Dickens Festival. We were pleased to see Jaybee wearing the exquisite antique necklace Chris recently acquired from Mardon. This necklace is one of the finest examples of Edwardian jewelry it’s been our […]

Rare Art Deco Pools of Light Necklace– with Stars!

Friday, June 20th, 2014

  We acquired this highly unusual Art Deco Pools of Light necklace almost by accident. We recently purchased an estate of wonderful early 20th century jewelry items, mostly rings and pins. This piece and another interesting rock crystal necklace were included in the group. Since they had no gold content, we didn’t think too much about […]

2014 Readers Choice- Time to Vote for Mardon!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The popular Press Enterprise Reader’s Choice survey is back! Time to vote for your local favorites– we certainly hope you’ll name Mardon as best jewelry store again and that you’ll take the time to name your other favorite businesses. We sincerely thank you for voting us the best jewelry store for the last five years in […]

Antique Yogo Sapphire Pin

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

A client inherited this gorgeous antique Yogo Sapphire pin and asked us to appraise it. Sapphires were known to occur in several areas of western Montana as early as 1865. For the most part, these deposits produced only moderately good sapphires. The discovery of sapphires in Yogo Creek was different. In 1895, famed gemologist G.F. […]

Piece of Eight Silver Coin– Now That’s an Antique!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

  We were thrilled to acquire this pendant featuring an authentic Piece of Eight silver coin from the most valuable sunken treasure ever found. In 1985, after 16 years of searching, famed (and persistent) treasure hunter Mel Fisher discovered the mother lode of all treasures off the Florida Keys. Valued at over 500 million dollars, the Atocha treasure […]

Enameled Jewelry 101- A Historical Perspective

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

We recently had the pleasure of examining this superb antique chatelaine. Centuries ago, the lady of the house wore the chatelaine, a strap or bag looped over a belt at the waist. Typically, the various tools necessary for her to deal with her daily tasks, items such as keys, scissors, watches, etc. were attached with chains. During the last half of […]

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