Posts Tagged ‘spinel’

The Mardon Way- Fine Gems

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Mardon has developed its reputation as a fine jeweler by creating its own way of doing business. The Mardon Way is based on our passion for fine colored gemstones. Because we love the richly colored treasures that Mother Nature has created for us, we’re dedicated to setting these fine colored gemstones into beautifully made pieces […]

Original Jewelry by Mardon- One-of-a-Kind Looks for Summer!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

I-22629- 7.80 ct. Aqua in Rose Gold Just in time for summer, our newest original jewelry pieces include this beautiful pendant set with an excellent 7.80 ct Aquamarine, accented with diamonds.

Colorful Engagement Rings are Center Stage

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

    Celebrity brides are becoming known by their engagement ring choices, and the colored gemstone ring is very much in the limelight. Princess Kate, in the wedding of the decade, wore “The Ring“, her famous heirloom sapphire and diamond ring, Penelope Cruz is setting style with her sapphire and diamond ring, and Jessica Simpson […]

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 […]

Spinels on Sale!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As a followup to yesterday’s blog, I thought it would be nice to show another side of the spinel family.  This lovely 4.28 ct. spinel is chemically a bit different than the classic red stones we looked at yesterday– spinels are members of a family of minerals, all of which are oxides of 2 metals.  […]

The Other “Ruby”

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

A few years back, we found this gorgeous red gem for a close friend.  She wanted a rich dark red stone and being a true princess, she wanted it big and dramatic. Rubies of this color and clarity are astronomical in price, usually reaching at least six figures. Even though hubby was very successful, the […]

Fashionista Alert-Fall Colors Forecast is Here

Friday, April 17th, 2009

from Pantone The annual Pantone color palette for fall 2009 can be downloaded at this link http://www.pantone.com/downloads/articles/pdfs/PANTONE_FCR_FALL09.pdf The colors are muted and sophisticated with subtle contrasts.  Time to think about your wardrobe and pick out that special colored gemstone to accent and sparkle things up!  Orange sunstones and Spessartine garnets, purple-red Rhodolite garnets, padparadscha  sapphires […]

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