Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

New Shangri-La Jewelry Shines at Mardon

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

These gorgeous  perfectly matched solid black opal earrings illustrate the global reach of the gem trade. We acquired the stones a few years back from an Aussie opal cutter in Lightning Ridge, Australia, then sent them to Nepal last year. Each leg of their journey was about 8,000 miles, so these opals have traveled the […]

Milk and Honey from the Land of Shangri-La

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

This beautiful 18K gold ring we had made in the high Himalaya Mountains of Nepal shows the true magic of the Cat's Eye gem. Cat's Eye is an optical phenomenon seen in many different gems, including emerald, aquamarine, and tourmaline, to name a few, but the classic Cat's Eye effect is best exhibited in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jewels of Shangri-La

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Shangri-La Sterling, Opal triplet, ball style, $75 Shangri-La is a romantic name that evokes a vision of a heavenly land where people live nearly immortal lives in total happiness. Our friend, Michael Schofield, discovered a jeweler's version of Shangri-La while visiting the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, nestled high in the Himalayas. Guided by his interest […]

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