Posts Tagged ‘Art Nouveau’

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 […]

Evolution of the Solitaire Engagement Ring

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

When you mention engagement ring, most of us think of a simple band with a single diamond, shining and sparkling with love and promise. This is known in the jewelry trade as a solitaire engagement ring. The development of today’s solitaire rings really began in the late 1800’s when several new technologies brought jewelers the means […]

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 […]

Sweet Piece of L’ Art Nouveau

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Every now and then, we see something that really excites us. Today, while working with a client on her new custom ring, we were discussing what to do with some pieces of jewelry that she doesn't use anymore. We buy cast off and damaged jewelry to recycle, as well as consigning resalable pieces. As a […]

Slow Jewelry Manifesto

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

An article on 60 Minutes about Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame reminded me of my early days of making jewelry. Watching the piece on Alice and the Slow Food movement, I had an epiphany and realized that for most of my career, I’ve been making “Slow Jewelry”.

The Slow Jewelry Manifesto

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

An article on 60 Minutes about Alice Waters of ChezPanisse fame reminded me of my early days of making jewelry. Watching the piece on Alice and the Slow Food movement, I had an epiphany and realized that for most of my career, I’ve been making “Slow Jewelry”. Sterling silver ring, set with “Beggar Bead” agate […]

Museum Quality Metal Work from Japan

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Ever so often in this business, we see something that makes us truly humble and amazed at the accomplishments of our fellow artisans.  The Frog Boatman tells it all when you realize that this panel is less than an inch high. We recently had the privilege of working with this wonderful Japanese bracelet– we think […]

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