Archive for the ‘Gemstones’ Category

Reader’s Choice 2018

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Results are in for the 2018 Reader’s Choice Survey by the Riverside Press Enterprise. Thank you, our loyal fans and supporters — You’ve done it again! Mardon Jewelers has been voted the Best Jeweler of the Inland Empire for the Tenth Year in a Row! This last year has been a time of growth and […]

A Tale of Three Jades

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Jade is unique in the world of gems because there are several different minerals that are correctly called jade. The history of jade begins as far back as the Stone Age. Jade minerals, including nephrite and jadeite, resist breakage but are soft enough to carve, so they were used to make stone tools by several […]

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 […]

Antique Victorian Cameo Set

Friday, May 18th, 2018

This just in– an exciting antique necklace and matching earrings with Agate Cameos, from the Victorian era. Hardstone cameos were associated with mourning jewelry starting as early as the 16th century. Sets like this came into vogue during the reign of Queen Victoria after the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert in 1861. The […]

Marcus & Company Art Deco Ruby & Diamond Brooch

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Just acquired: this sweet little Art Deco brooch. During the buy, we noticed a serial or stock number engraved on the back, but didn’t see a quality or maker’s mark. The piece tested to be 14K white gold,and was set with Old European cut diamonds and a fine natural star ruby, so we were happy […]

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 […]

8 Reasons For Custom Jewelry

Friday, January 26th, 2018

People have many reasons for wanting custom jewelry.  Sometimes, they want something new and exciting, sometimes they need a problem fixed, sometimes it’s to replace or recreate a special piece. The artisans of Mardon solve all sorts of design requests and challenges– in addition to our in-house design services, we work with the best crafts […]

The Mardon Way- Fine Gems

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Mardon has developed its reputation as a fine jeweler by creating its own way of doing business. The Mardon Way is based on our passion for fine colored gemstones. Because we love the richly colored treasures that Mother Nature has created for us, we’re dedicated to setting these fine colored gemstones into beautifully made pieces […]

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 […]

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