Archive for January, 2009

A New Year—We’re All in it Together

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

2008 was certainly a year to remember (or forget)!  We hope that you and yours are well and that 2009 is brighter and better for everyone.  We at Mardon Jewelers want to thank you, our loyal customers and supporters, for keeping us going in the midst of very tough times—without you, our business cannot exist. […]

Hexagonal Diamonds May Have Triggered Mass Prehistoric Extinction With a Bang!

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Recently, I was listening to Patt Morrison of KPPC 89.3 NPR radio when the term “hexagonal diamonds” caught my attention. She was discussing the extinction of saber-toothed cats and other megafauna and the disappearance of the Clovis culture from North America with Douglas J. Kennett, a scientist at the University of Oregon, who authored a […]

Pharaoh’s Gold—You May Own Some, Because Gold is the Ultimate Recycled Material

Friday, January 9th, 2009

One of my favorite conversational riffs with customers is to tell them that the gold ring/pendant/bracelet/chain/tie-tac/cuff link/object that they are wearing is likely to contain a few molecules of the Pharaoh’s gold, or of the treasure of the Incas, or of Blackbeard’s loot, or even of the Ark of the Covenant, etc.  Because of the […]

Kudos From the Street – German Lapidary Artist Likes Mardon Quality and Design

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

My lovely wife and I were sitting at the dinner table reminiscing about our day, and she told me about two gentlemen who came into the store.  They had been admiring some of the new things in our front window and wanted to know the price of a very fine two carat D VVS1 emerald […]

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