Posts Tagged ‘Vintage Jewelry’

2014 Readers Choice- Time to Vote for Mardon!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The popular Press Enterprise Reader’s Choice survey is back! Time to vote for your local favorites– we certainly hope you’ll name Mardon as best jewelry store again and that you’ll take the time to name your other favorite businesses. We sincerely thank you for voting us the best jewelry store for the last five years in […]

What’s New is Old–Recent Arrivals to our Vintage Jewelry Department

Friday, April 5th, 2013

We’re just back from the Los Angelese Antiques Jewelry Show where we acquired these wonderful vintage and antique items. Antiques are at least 100 years old, while vintage refers to pieces less old, but usually of period style, such as Art Deco or Retro.

Restoring Antique Opal Jewelry

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

We immediately fell in love with this sweet little opal and diamond pin of gold and platinum that was offered to us as part of an estate. A blend of Late Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Edwardian styling, the construction of fabricated platinum overlaid onto 14K yellow gold indicated the piece was made right around 1900.

An Opulent Amethyst Cameo

Friday, July 13th, 2012

We just acquired this striking Amethyst cameo from an estate. Measuring almost an inch and one half long, the piece is not for the shrinking violet. Imagine the drama of making an entrance wearing this grand purple adornment!

“Deacquisitioning” Gems- A Mardon Specialty

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Just in time for Christmas, we completed a very interesting and successful sale for a client who had found us via the Internet last spring. She had purchased this wonderful 5.72 ct. Paraiba tourmaline in the early 90’s, just when the first stones from the Paraiba region of Brazil were coming onto the market. Prices […]

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 […]

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 […]

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