Archive for the ‘Gemstones’ Category

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 […]

Prince’s iPod

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

With the unfortunate passing of Prince, I’ve been watching some of the tributes and interviews with and about the Purple One. The Saturday Night Live tribute last week was a hoot, showing some of his past performances on SNL, as well as several hilarious sketches called “The Prince Show” featuring Fred Armisen as Prince and Maya Rudolf […]

Gorgeous Paraiba-type Tourmaline in Rose Gold Ring

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Our Paraiba-type Tourmaline & Diamond 14 Karat Rose & White Gold Ring is truly one-of-a-kind. The centerpiece of the design is a gorgeous oval brilliant cut Cuprian Tourmaline. It measures ~10.70 x 7.13 x 5.24 mm and weighs 2.56 carats. The gem is perfectly cut and exhibits a delicate light mint green. Cuprian Tourmalines are a rare […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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