Posts Tagged ‘CAD jewelry design’

OOAK Benitoite & Platinum Engagement Ring–Strictly Custom

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Just back from the shop, this stunning Benitoite & platinum engagement ring was made to order for our client R. This young man truly went the extra mile to create this symbol of his love for his fiancé. Wanting something beautiful, exotic and rare, he chose Benitoite. Our California State Gemstone is all of that. One of the […]

The Creative Process in Us All

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The creative process is one of the things that makes us human. All of us have creative impulses and abilities. From the raw data of our senses and our life experiences, our minds build ideas based on thought, image, and emotion. We use these ideas in our daily life for such mundane things as everyday speech, […]

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 […]

2014 Reader’s Choice Voting Ends June 15

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The annual Press Enterprise 2014 Reader’s Choice voting is going on now!  It’s easy and fun to name your favorite shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. We, the merchants and vendors you name as your favorites, certainly appreciate your vote of confidence. To vote online, go to http://www.pe.com/sections/entertainment/readers-choice/

The Resurrection of a Ring

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

We recently completed the resurrection of a ring that had been severely damaged. Fine jewelry is made from precious materials that when properly cared for, will last for centuries. Gemstones are durable and ancient– diamond crystals are typically 1 to 2 billion years old. Gold is eternal. It doesn’t deteriorate and is never discarded– if a style or […]

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.

A Three Graces Ring– Custom Jewelry is Challenging

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

We just delivered this beautiful 14K gold ring to a delighted customer. A new client, she had seen one of our custom ring samples over the Christmas holidays and had an idea– she loved cameos and had a particular affinity for the Three Graces of Greek and Roman mythology, the goddesses of beauty, creativity, and nature. Rather […]

What Does Custom Jewelry Cost?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Jewelry making is an ancient craft dating to the dawn of civilization. Prior to the mid 1800’s and the Industrial Revolution, fine jewelry of precious metals and gems was made mainly for royalty and the very rich. Today, through advances in technology, almost anyone looking for a quality piece of jewelry can afford one-of-a-kind custom […]

A Custom WWII Ring for a Navy Dad

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

The Mardon team created this very special ring just in time to celebrate the 86th birthday of Harold Swanson, my father-in-law. Like many of his generation, he left high school as soon as he was of age and enlisted in the military to fight WWII. As a Navy sailor, he trained for  submarine service, but […]

A Special Gift for a Veteran

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Just in time for Veteran's Day, we completed this great looking setting for a dog-tag. Our client's husband rarely wears jewelry, but she heard him remark about a dog-tag he saw David Hasselhoff wearing on TV. She brought us his original dog-tag from his military service days and asked us to make a nice piece […]

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