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Bails are Nice, But Enhancers are Spice! There’s a good chance you already know what a bail is. It’s that little loop thingie at the top of pendants and charms that your chain slides through. Enhancers are similar. They also go on the top of pendants. But there’s a big spicy difference. An enhancer is […]
So Many Pearls, But Only One Nice Diamond Clasp! A Story. Sheri showed me her clasp that years ago a wonderful diamond had been taken out of to create a ring. She loved that ring, so that diamond was gone. However she did have a single diamond from a set of earrings that wasn’t being […]
Let’s Get Another Opinion for Choosing Pearls This ocean loving jeweler adores pearls whether in round shapes or lumpy baroques. So when I read this great information from Antoinette Matlins, crazily over-qualified Gemologist and master of the gem and pearl universe, I asked if I could share it with you. She, awesome gem diva that […]
What’s in a Tiny Finishing Detail in Stringing Like French Wire Finish? Have you ever wondered why some pearls or beaded necklaces break more quickly? Or why some just look great and others look like they’ve been “cheaply” strung? French wire finish may be the difference you’ve noticed.
Jeweler’s Have to Start Somewhere With Their Love Affair With Jewelry Elizabeth Taylor was an icon of fashion, romance, excess and real Hollywood glamour. She was this Santa Barbara Jewelry Designer‘s inspiration to love jewelry. I love horses and I became a fan of hers when I saw “National Velvet.”