Archive for the ‘Gemstone of the Month’ Category

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 […]

Alexandrite Impersonator

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

  Alexandrite is a very rare and valuable natural gemstone, famous because its color changes almost magically, from red to green. Alexandrite is a variety of Chrysoberyl, a mineral found in nature. Chrysoberyl is well suited for jewelry because it is very hard and durable, and because it’s rare, beautiful and unusual. The colors we see in […]

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 […]

Padparadscha or Not- What’s in a Name?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

One of the problems we encounter in the gem trade is misrepresentation to add value to gems. As aficionados of fine gemstones and as members of the American Gem Society and the American Gem Trade Association, we believe it’s important to conduct our business by a strict code of ethics and to protect our customers from fraud and false advertising. […]

Custom Rings Show Mardon’s Expertise & Versatility

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

These three recently completed custom rings show the versatility and craftsmanship of the experts at Mardon, in particular our gemologists, custom designers and hand engravers. The spectacular platinum custom ring shown above is set with a 2 carat natural ruby that we brokered to our clients. Gemstone brokering means that our gemologists find a gem that meets your […]

La Lechuga-A Cross of Colombian Emeralds in Peach Gold

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Garden fresh, this one-of-a-kind pendant is set with gorgeous Colombian emeralds. Based on my vintage design, the pendant was brought to fruition by our master CAD designer Jenny Sweaney and skillfully set and finished by Scott Reeves. We think its warm peach gold is a perfect accent for the soft green of the emeralds.

Emerald from Muzo- There is Nothing Like It!

Friday, May 24th, 2013

    Fresh green from our shop– our hand crafted classic 3 stone ring accents this fine 1.21 ct. natural emerald from the fabled Muzo mine of Colombia with a matched pair of trapezoid brilliant cut  diamonds. The cut and clarity of the stone show the color to its rich perfection. The soft yet vivid color of this […]

Emerald is in the House!

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

The Emerald is truly coming into it’s own as this year’s spring season bursts forth. On the rise for several seasons, emerald green is fashion’s Color of the Year for 2013. Pantone traces the color’s current popularity back to Angelina Jolie, who wore striking emerald earrings and a gorgeous emerald ring to the 2009 Oscars. Besides Angelina, today’s […]

Padparadschas R Us – Rare Gems Are Our Specialty

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

We’ve always loved the ultra rare variety of fancy sapphire known as the Padparadscha. Early in my career, working in the gem indentification labs of GIA, I had the opportunity to see a few good examples of the natural Padparadscha Sapphire and to learn the subtle distinctions that make this gem so desirable. Our informational blogs about […]

Tucson Treasures

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

As usual, our annual pilgrimage to the Tucson Gem Shows in early February was a fun mix of business and pleasure.

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