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Family crest ring for a man

Family Crest Jewelry Projects for Sons and Daughters

Felicia’s Story Family Jewelry, the Gift of Connection Felicia felt the sadness of seeing her two boys off to college and her daughters weren’t far behind. She asked me initially if I could make duplicate rings with the family crest for her boys using her husband’s as a model.

Pearl Necklace After Restring Job

Revitalizing Your Jewelry – Costume Pearls – Sarah’s Story

  Case Study: Sarah’s Faux Pearl Solution. Sarah inherited three strands of pearls from her grandmother, Maureen.  Maureen was known for her love of pearls and could more often than not be seen wearing at least one pearl necklace.

Designing with Antique Diamonds: Kelly and James’ Story

Diamonds From Her Grandmother With Love Kelly called me because she had a unique need, heading toward her wedding. She had two rings from her grandmother that she’d been given and wondered how to use them in her wedding set. I’d helped a friend of hers with her design and she wanted to see what…

Inspecting jewelry with a loupe

12 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Jeweler

Who’s Going to Be Your Next Jeweler? When I blogged about How to Choose Your Jeweler, I looked at the 8 types of Jewelers. As a Santa Barbara Jeweler, this is how I see it. If I’ve left out questions you feel should be here for more completeness let me know. Now it’s time to…

Tell Your Jeweler What You Like

How to Choose Your Jeweler – The Eight Types of Jewelers

    How to Choose Your Jeweler: You Have a Choice! At some point in your life jewelry becomes a cherished part of it. For me it was the horse pin my grandmother gave me when I was ten. I really wanted a real horse, but that pin let me know that she understood me…