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Sep 5

Bertsie and Her Lovely Family When I first met Bertsie, I didn’t realize that her family would unfold like a blossoming flower as I met the different generations. I never dreamed that it would end up an engagement ring story. Bertsie met me through a longtime friend, who had just hired me to repair several […]

Jul 25

Struck by the Blue Flash of Love I’d had my eye out for a nice moonstone for some time when I spotted a big, beautiful one that I knew Charla would love. A number of years ago, we’d talked about how she’d wanted to create a ring with one of these gemstones to go with […]

Jun 13

Putting the Personal in Custom Jewelry Design When J visualized his wife’s future birthday, he wanted to create a gift that would resonate with many facets of his and his wife’s lives together. But especially her passions. C is an Episcopal priest and deeply religious. One of the places they had visited in the past […]

May 16

Virginia’s Ambitious Design Idea Have you ever loved a thing of beauty so much that you wanted more of it? Virginia — an art collector, master gardener, and lover of beauty — adored her antique hand mirror and dreamt of having a pendant that resembled it. She worried, though, that the large hand mirror’s intricate design would […]

Apr 4

Designing in a Favorite Style Tamar had a large, beautiful aquamarine that was trapped in ring far too small for it. She envisioned turning it into a beautiful pendant to wear with her John Hardy necklace. There was a particular style of pendant from John Hardy that Tamar really loved, but she could not find a […]

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