Posts Tagged ‘platinum’

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 […]

Mardon Wins Best Jeweler

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Mardon Jewelers has been voted Best Jeweler in the 20th Annual Best of the Inland Empire Reader’s Choice. This is the 7th year in a row and 10th of the last 12 years that we’ve earned this distinction. We’re very grateful for the votes and loyal support of all of our patrons. Thank You! Look for the Reader’s Choice magazine in […]

Antique Jewelry Stars In Costume Drama

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

We had a visit from one of our favorite clients, Chris, his wife Jaybee, and friends, on their way to a special event celebrating the Riverside Dickens Festival. We were pleased to see Jaybee wearing the exquisite antique necklace Chris recently acquired from Mardon. This necklace is one of the finest examples of Edwardian jewelry it’s been our […]

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 […]

Antique Jewelry Shows Fine Craftsmanship

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

This exquisite necklace from the Edwardian period, circa 1900-1915, exhibits the fine craftsmanship we associate with antique jewelry. The piece was made by fabricating and forming raw metals into the parts of the jewel. The main body and dangles began as thin sheets of platinum. The chain and bezels were made from hand-drawn wires and […]

Platinum Ring Stars in Line-up of Vintage Engagement Rings

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

This striking ring is a standout in our latest line-up of fine vintage engagement rings. The ring is pure Roaring 20’s, combining design elements of the delicate Edwardian style along with geometry of the Art Deco look. The low setting gives a nice big look with comfort and wearability.

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 […]

Man’s Custom Ring, 100,000 mile checkup

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

We made this grand gent's ring about 20 years ago, of platinum set with a stunning oval Tanzanite weighing 5.36 cts. It was interesting to see just how the platinum mounting and the Tanzanite were holding up– Our client Bill is a race-car driver by avocation, so we're sure the piece got plenty of banging […]

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 […]

Art Deco Jadeite Necklace- A Lesson in Appraising Jade

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

We've been working on an insurance appraisal for this wonderful platinum necklace with diamonds and jadeite from the 1920's and realized the piece has a lot to teach about grading and valuing jade. Jade is not well understood by many folks. If I told you that jade can be one of the most expensive of […]

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