Kudos From the Street – German Lapidary Artist Likes Mardon Quality and Design

January 6th, 2009 by James L. Sweaney, CGA, FGA. GG

My lovely wife and I were sitting at the dinner table reminiscing about our day, and she told me about two gentlemen who came into the store.  They had been admiring some of the new things in our front window and wanted to know the price of a very fine two carat D VVS1 emerald cut diamond set in an Art Deco platinum ring.  One guessed $6,000 (yeah, right!), but the other fellow was right on the money, guessing $30,000—actual price is $29,600.  He obviously had a good eye!

Turns out he was a lapidary who had worked in Idar-Oberstein, the heart of the German gem cutting industry.  He told Kaye that he had been by our front window many times, that he really liked our work and that he had only seen the equivalent of our quality and design in Germany!

We’ll take all the compliments we can get—please come in and browse free of charge—we’ll happily listen to any oohs and aahs you care to offer!  Of course, we’d love to have you become the proud owner of a Mardon Original, like I-18689, a one-of-a-kind 65.83 ct. sculpted rutilated quartz pendant set in Argentium sterling silver and 18K rose gold.


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