Posts Tagged ‘Tanzanite’

Online Shopping, Free Giftwrap & Shipping at Mardon

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The holiday season is just a whirlwind of joy and stress — we’re all busy juggling our day to day life and getting ready for the Thanksgiving Feast, then Christmas with family, then New Year’s Eve. Into this mix of busy, we need to find gifts for loved ones, old friends, and business associates. At Mardon, we’ll help you […]

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 […]

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 New Star– the Spessartine Garnets

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

As we mentioned in our recent blog, we're always excited to see the latest gem finds displayed at the upcoming Tucson gem shows. In recent decades Africa has been the biggest producer of wonderful new gemstones and gem materials. The heavily mineralized Great Rift valley along the eastern side of the continent was one of […]

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