Posts Tagged ‘Alexandrite’

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 […]

Custom Wedding Rings with Natural Alexandrites

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Our client Laura has a passion for gems and fine jewelry, especially for natural Alexandrite. Her dream was to have custom wedding rings set with natural Alexandrites and Diamond. She found us thru the Mardon Blog and lives in the northern part of our state, so we’ve worked with her via email.

Natural Alexandrite Jewelry Sparkles Plenty

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

We just acquired these beautiful natural Alexandrite jewels from ABC Gems, our supplier who specializes in fine natural Alexandrites. For starters, the delicate pendant above features a round Alexandrite of excellent color change and clarity set in 18K white gold accented with diamonds. Alexandrite was originally discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia. A controversial story claims the […]

Custom Gemstone Jewelry – Russian Alexandrite

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

ALEXANDRITE–THE CHAMELEON OF GEMSTONES What better time to talk about the beauty, richness and chameleon-like qualities of the alexandrite than in June! That’s when Alexandrite is one of three birthstones (along with the pearl and the moonstone) that represent this sunny month. Like June’s Gemini Twins, the rare chrysoberyl stone has two distinct personalities. By […]

Christmas Fireworks & Dazzle at Mardon- A Gift Guide

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Explosions and excitements marked the beginning of the Festival of Lights and the Holiday season, as thousands jammed the Main St. Mall to cheer the lighting of the Mission Inn. This year, we're optimistic and looking forward to better times–and we note that our clients  are definitely upbeat and enjoying themselves. For the more frugal […]

A Custom Alexandrite Engagement Ring

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Recently, we had the pleasure of creating a one-of-a-kind engagement ring for a young man who is a student at our local Cal Baptist University, and is also in the Marine Corps.  As you might expect, our Cal Baptist clients take marriage seriously – one of the standing jokes around campus is “It’s spring, do […]

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