Posts Tagged ‘hand engraving’

Faberge Necklace

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

We recently had the opportunity and pleasure to examine this sweet Faberge necklace from the early 20th century. The necklace is fabricated from 14 karat yellow gold and silver, set with rose cut Diamonds and a beautiful pear shaped Aquamarine. The delicate chain is handmade from platinum. Our client has a wonderful family provenance for […]

Hand Engraving– the Ultimate Jewelry Decoration

Friday, November 6th, 2015

In today’s world, some things change rapidly and some stay the same. Just in the last 20 years or so, jewelry making has changed radically. Previously we used labor intensive processes like carving wax models by hand to create our original designs and master models. We now use technological marvels like computer aided design and modeling (CAD/CAM) and […]

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 […]

Remodeling a Platinum Engagement Ring

Friday, September 27th, 2013

We just delivered this remodeled ring to the delight of our client. He came to us looking to buy a 2 carat diamond and to have a custom ring made. We had just recut a damaged and poorly cut 2.44 carat round diamond to the gorgeous 2.09 ideal cut stone shown– we offered it to […]

Double Deco Delights

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some outstanding vintage Art Deco jewelry. We appraised this wonderful diamond and black onyx ring which features two large Old European cut diamonds, both approximately 1 3/4 cts, both eye clean, near colorless and well matched. Imagine some flapper gal dancing the night away in a Roaring […]

Geneology in Silver-Restoring a Family Bracelet

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

      Wife Kaye recently worked with a local family to renovate this heirloom bracelet, composed of sterling silver panels, strung on a ribbon, each hand engraved with the initials of a family member. Judging by the style, the bracelet probably was started around the late 1800’s or so– the most recent person on […]

A One-of-a-Kind Filigree Engagement Ring

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

We completed a most beautiful engagement ring a while back but weren’t able to post this blog till now. It was one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever done! Our clients Megan and Mike, big fans of antique and period jewelry, fell in love with a 1920’s Art Deco platinum ring in our estate […]

The Golden Fishes of Shangri-La

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

From an article by Nitin Kumar of Exotic India,  “The Golden Fishes symbol consists of two fishes, which usually appear standing vertically with heads turned inwards towards each other. The pair of fishes originated as an ancient pre-Buddhist symbol of the two sacred rivers of India, Ganga and Yumana.  Symbolically, these two rivers represent the […]

Custom Filigree Ring in Platinum with Natural Alexandrite

Friday, November 6th, 2009

With Filigree styles so popular, it’s really nice to see people choosing to create their own custom versions of these classic expressions of jewelry art. Our client, call her Christie, had admired a very nice pear shaped natural alexandrite from our Gallery of Gems. This clean bright beauty has a good color change and pleasing […]

Padparadscha and Hand Engraved Accents = A Grand Custom Ring

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

We recently completed this beautiful ring for a very elegant and sophisticated lady, let’s call her Liz. During our initial design consultation, it soon became apparent that we needed to do something extra special for Liz- well educated and artistic, her tastes were refined and she was looking for something exciting and new. She wanted […]

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