Posts Tagged ‘Victorian Jewelry’

Antique Yogo Sapphire Pin

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

A client inherited this gorgeous antique Yogo Sapphire pin and asked us to appraise it. Sapphires were known to occur in several areas of western Montana as early as 1865. For the most part, these deposits produced only moderately good sapphires. The discovery of sapphires in Yogo Creek was different. In 1895, famed gemologist G.F. […]

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 […]

Restoring Antique Jewelry

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

When we buy estate jewelry, some pieces need repair or restoration. The keys to a successful jewelry restoration are to use similar materials for replacements, to keep the original finish and patina intact, and to retain as much of the original design as possible We just finished putting this lovely late Victorian “Swag” necklace back […]

Christmas in August-Our Famous Annual Sale-7 days and Counting

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Look for fabulous values at our upcoming Annual Sale, Saturday, August 1 thry Saturday, August 15. You’ll find great designer pieces, classic estate jewelry, and Mardon originals drastically marked down.  For Example: Heidi Klum’s signature 37 mm hoop earrings in 18K gold , now $775, will be $500.00 Also available in a larger 51mm size, […]

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 […]

Jewelry Mementos Before Photography – Our Oldest Estate Item

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

One of the fascinating things about jewelry is how often it reflects history.  We have a very interesting pin that shows just how much our world has changed in the past two centuries– just compare this pin with the item described in our previous Blog, 3-D Precious Portraits! This may be the oldest item in […]

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