Posts Tagged ‘fire agate’

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 […]

Tucson Treasures

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

As usual, our annual pilgrimage to the Tucson Gem Shows in early February was a fun mix of business and pleasure.

The Colors of Christmas in Gems

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Every year for Christmas, we jewelers put our best foot forward, looking to make special pieces that will find their way into Santa’s sleigh. This year, I was able to find some spare hours to make these three special rings that feature one of the world’s most unique gemstones, the American Fire Agate.

Father’s Day Gift Par Excellence- A Carved Fire Agate

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

A service we offer is finding rare gemstones. One of my “quests” at Tucson 2010 was for an unusual stone for a client who owns a stable of Tennessee Walking Horses. One of his horses is a World Grand Champion, so he was interested in a ring he could wear that would bring attention to […]

The Brotherhood of the Stone

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

My mission this year at Tucson included re-establishing some of my connections to the fire agate community– last year I finished this fire agate ring which has been drawing major compliments, so I figured it's time to try a few new pieces in our market. Over my three decades in the gem business, it's been […]

Tucson Gem Shows– Here We Come!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Every year for the first two weeks in February, gem dealers and buyers from all over the world converge on the small desert city of Tucson, Arizona. The annual Tucson event has become the Mecca of colored stones, fossils and gem minerals where dealers display such sophisticated and extremely valuable gems like this matched suite […]

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