Posts Tagged ‘Cartier’

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 […]

Liz Taylor’s Adventure with the Most Famous Pearl in the World

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Last year, after Elizabeth Taylor’s passing, the gem world was all abuzz with the upcoming auction of her famous jewelry collection. Noted auction house, Christie’s, New York would hold an evening sale, December 13, 2011. When all the bids were in, the sale fetched record amounts for most of her pieces, including almost $12,000,000 for […]

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 […]

We Buy Estate Jewelry– and How!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Here are a few selections from a large and interesting collection of quality estate jewelry we purchased recently. Most of the items are modern period, many from Europe like this enameled tiger that evokes the pieces Cartier made famous during the 40's and 50's. 6.7 grams of 14k gold with diamond eyes, priced to sell […]

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