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Vintage Pop-out Coin Pendant

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Repousse coins, also known as pop-out coins, are a novelty item made from actual minted coins. The process to make these was first patented in the US in 1902. Coins as small as a dime have been “popped-out.” Various presidents and celebrities have been memorialized this way, but the most popular subject has always been […]

Mission Belle Memorial Trip

Friday, November 9th, 2018

On a recent trip to Holland, we participated in the unveiling of a memorial to the Mission Belle, an American B17G that was shot down near Rotterdam on December 1, 1943 after a mission to bomb war materials factories in Germany. The Mission Belle was part of the famous 8th Air Force. Half the U.S. […]

Custom Jewelry by Mardon

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Recent custom pieces by Mardon show off some reasons why people have us make custom jewelry. We made this snake ring set with a rare gem for a long time client who has a taste for Asian art. We made her a custom diamond ring several years ago that featured Asian style dragons on both […]

Pearl Blossoms

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

We’re proud to introduce “Pearl Blossoms”, the newest pearl fashions by Kaye Sweaney of Mardon. Kaye calls these “Pearl Blossoms” because they remind her of cherry blossoms and other flowers. These unique pieces are each made by hand from “Keshi” pearls from the pearl farms of Asia. Keshi are accidental pearls which spontaneously form as […]

Press Enterprise Reader’s Choice

Friday, April 27th, 2018

The Press has announced that voting for the annual Reader’s Choice survey will begin next Tuesday, May 1. You’ll be able to vote at PE.com/vote!Ebest. Many of you may know that Mardon has won Best Jeweler of the Inland Empire for 9 years in a row. Let’s go for 10! In the coming weeks, we’ll […]

GIA iD100 Diamond Tester at Mardon Jewelers

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Mardon Jewelers just acquired the latest diamond testing device from the Gemological Institute of America, the GIA iD100. This desktop instrument uses spectroscopic technology to separate synthetic and imitation diamonds from natural diamonds. The GIA iD100 was developed to inform and protect both jewelers and consumers. Because of recent technological advances, laboratory grown diamonds are […]

Art & Crafts Pin

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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Gold Buckles

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Our latest find in the Estate Department is this beautiful pair of gold shoe buckles. They are fabricated of 14K yellow gold. The style and method of construction suggest they were made in the early 20th century. At first, we thought they might be for suspenders or lingerie straps. That didn’t exactly make sense. Women […]

Mardon Wins 2017 Reader’s Choice

Friday, September 8th, 2017

For the 9th year in a row, Mardon wins the Press Enterprise Reader’s Choice award! Last night, Kaye and I attended the PE Banquet & Awards Ceremony at the beautiful Riverside Convention Center. We saw familiar faces, met new winners, and the food was great! Congratulations to Gordon Bourns for the PE Community Service award– […]

Annual Sale

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

It’s that time again! Mardon’s Fabulous Annual Clearance Sale is on! Beginning Friday, Sept. 1 thru Saturday, Sept. 9 we’re discounting our inventory of fine Mardon Originals, unique Estate pieces, and Designer Jewels. You can realize extra savings from 10 to 60% on fine merchandise and we can make way for new items in time […]

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